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The Woman Behind Australia’s Most Iconic Brand

Natalene Carter has business in her blood. Growing up with a father who owned a motor company for 51 years meant that dinner conversations always revolved around one topic: business.  Now the woman who was once her father’s bookkeeper is at the helm of one of nations most well-known brands, RID Australia, and is the […]

Sunscreen Founded on Social Impact

Indigenous Entrepreneur Alana Kennedy is paving the way for a more inclusive and sustainable future through her skin care brand, Ochre Sun – a company committed to locally producing a PPE sunscreen containing sustainable and ethically sourced Indigenous botanicals. Ochre Sun has recently secured two of the largest wholesalers and is now preparing to export […]

Digital Mag Out Now

The first digital BDmag, The Women Issue is out now, and features some of the inspirational women from our region as part of our media partnership with The Women of Achievement Luncheon & Virtual Conference. We hope you love this new look, mobile friendly format – please let us know what you think at info@bdmag.com.au. […]

Cultivating Success from the Grandstands

Dr Jo Lukins has dedicated her career to understanding what makes athletes tick. As a PhD sports psychologist with over 25 years’ experience and knowledge in the sport and education domains, she is the first to point out the integral role a supportive family plays in the journey of a young athlete.  “We often hear […]

Dance Studio Cancan Survive COVID Restrictions

Former Townsville local Kym Degenhart enjoyed a 10 year, international professional dance career, performing most notably as a Cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, before settling in Canberra.  As the owner of Bom Funk Dance Studio, she has won multiple business awards, is the Vice President of Ausdance ACT, and author of Frou […]

The iScope: Digital Revolution of Medical Devices for GPs

Doctor Olaf Ruskoke-Dierich is the first to point out that traditional eye, ear and skin examination devices simply do not meet the needs of today’s general practitioners or patients. The medical device sector is undergoing a massive transition from analogue to digital devices and services. Currently, there is a high demand from doctors for digital […]

Mother&Daughter Retreats to Launch this Weekend

It is no secret that building a business from the ground up is difficult. However, Julie Vigor, the founder of Sensational Girls Network (SGN), believes that the ultimate key to entrepreneurial success is passion and drive. The Townsville born teacher is new to the start up space, and is preparing to launch SGN this weekend, […]

Frozen Goodness Growing Beyond NQ

When Sharda Nanda immigrated to Australia from Nepal in 2007, his priority was finding work in his profession as an engineer to support his family. Now he is the founder of Simsha, a national supplier of quality frozen fruit grown in North Queensland, with plans for future growth underway. Sharda was grateful to find work […]

Brilliant Minds ready to Talk

TEDx Talks have long been renowned for their thought-provoking ideas and world class perspectives that ignite global curiosity. Now Townsville is having its turn to shine, with eight of the region’s most formidable minds set to present their innovative ideas for both a local and global audience at the TEDx Townsville event. Assistant Events Producer, […]

Overcoming Youth Unemployment Through Entrepreneurship

Townsville youths at risk of unemployment are being taught the entrepreneurial skills to start their own microbusiness through a new government funded program. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics annual average labour force data for June, Townsville’s youth unemployment rate was 17 percent — almost 2 percent above the state average.  It is hoped […]