Joshua Beaver was one of the four First Amongst Equals finalists in the 2019 Business News 40under40 awards and won the Medium Business category. Previously an elite-level sailor, Joshua Beaver bought his parents’ small Bunbury-based business Beaver Mining Supplies in 2007, after injury forced him out of the sport. He moved the operation to Embleton, opened a second office and manufacturing facility in Brisbane, and launched Beaver Process Equipment, Beaver Global and Navigator Logistics within the group. The group has since grown from six employees to 65. Mr Beaver additionally launched Slurryflex in 2007, a type of pipe used to transport minerals from mine to port, to offer a more efficient transport solution than rail.