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Evolution of Master Jewellers

Well-known jewellery designers Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers have bucked the trend this year, growing their customer base thanks to their reputation for quality craftmanship. The family owned and operated business has been trading and growing in Townsville since Kim and Judi opened their first workshop in 1974, with son Jay joining the business as an […]

Mastering Business Success

Emma Lynam is a business woman. She is the registered owner and operator of Master Shredder; a business that shreds confidential documents for other businesses. Her assets include her company car and two commercial shredding machines, all of which she purchased herself. Emma started her business in 2014. Her goal? To support herself and have […]

Expansion for distribution company Braid & Co

Keeping a business alive during challenging times is one thing, but to see it undergo growth amidst extensive uncertainty is a whole other ball game. This is the reality for Peter Braid, owner of Townsville’s distribution company Braid & Co, who picked up trade during the pandemic and is now expanding his business to keep […]

Empowering Townsville Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs can now accelerate their business plans thanks to a partnership between Townsville City Council and local business Green Apple Marketing. The free Entrepreneurs in Residence program was the brainchild of Council’s CityLibraries and is designed to turbocharge entrepreneurs in the business world. The program will take entrepreneurs through practical ways to manoeuvre the […]

Record Sales Boost Real Estate Market

Real estate agents are known for being optimistic. As a profession, they’re a glass half full group of people. It’s just the way they are!  However, BDmag wasn’t sure whether Damien Keyes, of Keyes and Co Property, would be able to maintain an optimistic outlook when asked about the property market, post COVID-19. Happily, optimism […]

Grants Build Demand After Lockdown

Builders who have been dramatically affected by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are looking ahead with optimism, particularly as government grants stimulate house and land sales. John Plozza, from Proview Homes, says that with display homes closed and people in lockdown, his business was severely suppressed.  “We didn’t sign a contract for four months, which for us […]

No Longer Pirates of the Coral Sea

When 20-year-old Regan Leatch temporarily moved from Sydney to Townsville in 2017 with the intention of renovating and selling an investment property, he never could have predicted that within two years he would be one of Queensland’s youngest Real Estate Principal Licensees and owner of a property management agency. “I moved to Townsville because my […]