Perth Upmarket was founded by Justine Barsley back in 2008, when she couldn't find any amazing handcrafted design markets in Western Australia. She set about creating her own which quickly became Perth's best design market. A few years later, in 2015, Justine created the sister business, Growth Quarters, which started as a consultancy and education arm to support the hundreds of creative small businesses she was working with in her event business.
Over a 13 year period, Justine managed and ran over 60 high quality events attracting hundreds of thousands of shoppers and putting millions of dollars into the West Australian creative economy. She used her savvy business and digital marketing skills to grow the business of over 12K email subscribers, 80K website visitors per year, a loyal following of over 40K Facebook fans and 35K Instagram followers.
The Perth Upmarket was renowned for attracting the highest quality local designers and makers with over 1500 creative businesses on our books and more applications for each event than spots available. The business grew to include a dedicated Wedding Upmarket and also an annual art fair known as Art Upmarket. In 2021, the business was sold when Justine moved back to the east coast. She created a high performing systemised business that worked and she now works with other businesses to free up their time whilst attracting thousands of eager customers.