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Pop-Up Shop Encouraging People to ‘Buy Local’ this Christmas

A selection of handmade businesses from across Townsville and Ingham have come together to create a unique pop up shop that is encouraging people to ‘buy local’ this festive season. Local artisans and owners Cathy Sunderland, Tina Di Bella and Tina’s 14 year old granddaughter Madison Smith, opened Handmade at Heart in Hermit Park Shopping […]

Solving Global Energy Poverty

When Cyclone Yasi hit the East Coast of Australia in 2011, it caused one billion dollars’ worth of damage and left thousands in North Queensland without power for weeks. Local innovator Trent Small was one of the many left stranded, and it was during this time he identified the need to deliver disaster support more […]

Take Home a Piece of Maggie

A Magnetic Island boutique retailer is helping local artisans showcase their creations while giving visitors and tourists an opportunity to take home a piece of Maggie with them. MI Design located at Horseshoe Bay was launched in January 2020 after owner Fiona decided to take a new direction in her life and open a shop. […]

How To Get Your Business ‘Defence Ready’

The State Development Defence Industry Breakfast was held at Townsville RSL this morning to give local businesses the opportunity to learn about upcoming Defence projects in the region and how to get involved in the supply chain. Manager of the Townsville Defence Industry Hub, Amy Lever, shares her top tips on how to get your […]

Bucking His Way to Glory

Mitch James is best known in the local business community as the CEO of Paradise Outdoor Advertising (POA), and as a long term sponsor of the PBR Australia, he has turned his passion into a business opportunity with MJ Bucking Bulls and is contributing to the growth of the sport through his bull breeding program […]

Five Minutes With…. Jane Mitchell  

With an extensive background in digital marketing, U.K native, Jane Mitchell didn’t hesitate to dive head first into creating her own digital marketing business, Mitchell Creative, when she first arrived in Australia in 2001. Since this time, the business has expanded exponentially and now has offices located in Townsville and Darwin, both of which offers […]

Painting Ripples, Making Waves

Nicky Bidju Pryor’s signature style of painting ripples and combining bold, bright colours with traditional Indigenous techniques has not only enabled him to stand out as an artist and build a business, but to foster a ripple effect of reconciliation. His eye catching murals and yarning circles can be found in many schools throughout North […]

Activating NQ’s Social Entrepreneurs

What if changing the world was as easy as popping to the shops? From coffee shops to law firms, social enterprises are businesses created to do good. Townsville’s growing social enterprise sector has been activated and a local support network formed after eight local businesses completed CQUniversity’s 12 week iActivate social enterprise course. The initiative was […]

Soaring Opportunities for Future Aviators

Future Aviators can now explore the various flight training pathways and career opportunities available in the aviation sector by building crucial industry connections at Townsville Flight Training’s upcoming Open Day on Saturday. Delivered in partnership with Townsville Helicopters, Zephair Aircraft Charters and Aviatrix Australia, Townsville Flight Training (TFT) owner Dick Arnold says the Open Day […]

Should you Consider Investing in Startups?

As a vibrant ecosystem of early-stage high-growth businesses continue to emerge in North Queensland, so too is a new form of investing which is having numerous economic benefits for the local economy, all the while providing the critical capital required for regional talent to thrive.   Off the back of recent success stories like SafetyCulture’s unicorn […]