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Innovation on Home Soil

A world first project that has seen three local businesses collaborate to convert weed and waste products into high value soil additives is preparing to launch for the first time this month. New ‘for purpose’ business venture, Atlas Soils, is striving to improve local soil health and resource efficiency in the Townsville landscape by turning […]

BDmag back in print?

We have been busy behind the scenes building partnerships to bring BDmag back as a free, quarterly PRINT magazine for the North Queensland business community, and we’re especially excited that it would be designed and printed locally.   To make this possible, we need to secure minimum advertising commitment for the first four issues, and so […]

Five Minutes With… Sonia Warrell

For over 11 years, Townsville based marketing consultant and photographer, Sonia Warrell has been a trusted ‘gatekeeper’ of corporate branding. With over 22 years’ photography experience, Sonia has always leaned heavily on her visual arts skillset for creation and delivery of consistent and compelling visual marketing. So much so, that she is now the founder […]

Building a Sun Smart Work Culture

As North Queenslanders, we are blessed with an abundance of endless sunny days and blue skies. However, this has resulted in Townsville having one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, making melanoma the second most common cancer in the region.   Whilst organisations with predominantly outdoor workforces have adopted sun safety methods as part […]

Five Minutes With… Vicki Clothier

A desire to help others tap into their full career potential was what inspired entrepreneur, Vicki Clothier, to start not one, but two businesses – Clothier Careers and Resume Writers Australia – that successfully service job seekers and writing professionals all around the nation. Vicki, who has recently relocated back from Adelaide to Townsville with […]

Accelerating Social Entrepreneurs Across North Queensland

North Queensland’s social entrepreneurs will get access to Australia’s best dedicated social innovation accelerator to help scale their impact and their business, with a new training program from CQUniversity and Smart Precinct NQ.   iActivate is CQUniversity’s innovative short course for developing a social enterprise or “business for good”, and Townsville is set to host the […]

5 Minutes With … Donna Patane

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“It’s not about the ideas. It is about making the ideas happen.” This is the philosophy that business and IP lawyer, Donna Patane, lives by. As the brains behind the newly rebranded NQ Angels, Donna has dedicated her career to helping connect local start-ups or high growth potential companies with the required connections and funding […]

Training Course Aims to Create Inclusive Workforce

Townsville-based boutique disability consulting and training organisation, Towards Better, is preparing to launch a three-week Social Role Valorisation (SRV) training series aimed to foster inclusive workforces that when offering the right development opportunities, have the potential to harness the unique skills of a currently untapped market of prospective employees. Ricky Esterquest, Managing Partner of Towards Better and […]

Queensland Country Bank Celebrates 50 Years

What began as a credit union to service Mount Isa Mines employees fifty years ago has grown into a financial institution with a state wide footprint of 28 branches, soon to be 29, and over 400 employees, but still retains its home grown ethos of serving its Members in regional communities with its head office […]

Up, Up and Away?

Exactly one year ago, the travel industry went from experiencing its 15th year of consecutive growth to being completely decimated internationally on an unprecedented scale thanks to COVID-19. Now with the new year upon us and a vaccine on the horizon, the question remains as to what 2021 will hold for the future of travel? […]