Nicholette Adriaanse

Events and Marketing Coordinator

When did you join Terra Firma?

The end of 2014.

What have been the highlights of your time here?

As the Event Coordinator I run and organise all the functions, conferences, training, meetings and pretty much anything else Terra Firma may need done. It’s a diverse job and each event is unique, I particularly like sourcing places to have these functions.

The Christmas Party ‘stay-overnight’ event is my favourite to organise. One year we went to the Vue Grand Hotel in Queenscliff, it is a gorgeous heritage venue. We enjoyed perfect weather, cocktails on the rooftop, fabulous food, fun team games, karaoke, dancing, and pub crawl – what more could we want in an event!

Terra Firma also did a re-branding exercise in 2016 which I was involved in. It was an exciting time for me to be a part of the change and see the business evolve dramatically through a new website, new collateral, re-banded merchandise and office fit-out. Change is good and it has helped us to keep moving forward rather than becoming complacent in an ever changing environment.

What do you look forward to each day at Terra Firma?

The people and the problems. I work with a mixture of personalities each day so it’s never boring. There’s always a problem to fix, someone to help, an errand to run, deadlines to meet, and dealing with important things like the Tim Tams running out! Sometimes it is challenging and sometimes it can be very satisfying. I like to have fun, make others happy, and a sense of humour never goes astray.

It’s a very rewarding job and Chris and Nicholas really allow me to make it my own, which is awesome!


Act. Don’t react. See a need, fix it first. Worry about the details later. If you wait until you are asked you have missed a golden opportunity. They are fleeting and rare. – Philip Wollen