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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. […]

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 […]

Kickstarting Healthy Little Eaters for Global Success

Healthy Little Eaters children’s game founder, Kate Pearce, is one of nine Queensland women selected for a Toowoomba based incubator program aimed at developing aspiring businesses to run an international operation from regional Australia.  Kate is a registered nurse, nutrition and mindset coach, and was inspired to create the game to teach her children about the importance of healthy […]

Skopit Clamps a place in the Queensland Mining Awards

An innovation by Townsville fabrication company Skopit Mining Services has been named a finalist in the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, which celebrates the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration. Owner of Skopit Mining Services, John Bowey, designed the Structural Steel Clamping System which is being recognised for its utility in plant sites and workshops, and […]

Software that fits has global appeal

From a small shared office space to a large building in the heart of Townsville, Aptissio’s founding Director and CEO, Dr Paul Chandler has created ‘software that fits’ for the customer, and is ready to capitalise on the international market. Aptissio came off the back of Dr Chandler’s 20-year career in maintaining and integrating software […]

JCU’s Aquaculture Project Makes A Splash

Townsville’s James Cook University is the epicentre of burgeoning aquaculture research to develop innovative solutions and potential projects that are expected to make the industry boom. The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is establishing Townsville as a hub of innovation, worldwide research, and growth, with aquaculture production in the Northern Australia expected […]

When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, IT support company ADITS’ marketing calendar was wiped, with training events and other campaigns cancelled. Marketing Manager, Shannon Willcox had been listening to podcasts to gain insight into how other businesses were approaching the pandemic, when she had her lightbulb moment and realised they could create their […]