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5 minutes with Fiona Nicholl, Managing Director of Gateway Media Group

  1. What services does your business provide?

Gateway Media Group specialises in Email Marketing Services and Cairns Calendar promotes local events, businesses, charities and even local legends while also providing information for visitors to our region. 

  1. How long has your business been running?

Gateway Media Group was founded in February 1994 so we are excited to celebrate 27 years in business! Cairns Calendar is the new kid on the block and was launched in January 2020.

  1. How long have you lived in Cairns?

I moved to Cairns with my family on my 10th birthday and I’ve just recently celebrated my 40th! I guess you can say I’m officially a local!

  1. Where is your favourite place in Far North Queensland and why?

My favourite place in FNQ would have to be Palm Cove. You actually feel like you’re on holidays when you visit. The restaurants, the resorts, the people – we love going there for mini breaks! 

  1. What is your favourite quote?

My favourite quote is “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!” And for those that don’t speak Scottish… “What is for you will not go by you”, meaning, what will be, will be. Sadly, we can’t control everything, so a little reminder of this each day certainly helps!

  1. Who is someone who inspires you and why?

This is probably considered a cliche but the one person who inspires me the most is definitely my mum. I can count on her daily for both personal and professional advice and everyone’s needs are put before hers. She’s an amazing mum and an even better grand mum (GG). She’s never afraid to stand up for herself and what she believes in. She inspires me every single day and i’m so proud to call her my mum. 

  1. What do you hope to achieve with your business in 2021?

Cairns Calendar was originally launched as an events calendar to have all Cairns’ events in one place. 18 months on, we have become an asset to our community. Our aim is to strengthen our product to become the ‘go to’ website for all things Cairns!


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