In the spirit of Christmas and giving, Lynette Pattison, Contract Administrator for Pickwick’s Construction Cleaning and Height Access Services divisions, arranged for a Foodbank to be set up at the Brisbane Head Office for the annual Christmas Food Drive. This was the second year Lynette had organised a Foodbank for Pickwick’s staff to contribute with overwhelming success. Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation of Australia. It is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. Foodbank was first established in NSW in 1992 and now has a presence in every state / territory. It has over 3,000 volunteers and acts as a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need.
Rick Campbell has been an important part of the Pickwick team in Far North Queensland for over 7 years. However, we have found that he has an alias that only presents themselves over the festive season. Many years ago, Rick was caring for an elderly gentleman that he became quite close with and has honoured that gentleman by continuing that legacy. From November, he starts to transform himself by put the jolly in his cheeks and a twinkle in his eye to become Santa Claus. You must admit, he does look the part.
Rick takes immense pride in his work, and his “get-to-it” attitude has our clients thinking he’s special, and you know Rick, so do we at Pickwick. We look forward too many more years’ service with you, oh and please pass onto Santa that we hope he has a Merry Christmas and that we have all been well behaved this year.
On 30th November Evelyn King, who services our Mackay area, celebrated 10 years’ service with Pickwick. A morning tea was held to celebrate this milestone which was attended also with her brother and fellow employee Alan Catto and co-workers Alma Smith and Laurie Smith. Not one to miss out on a staff gathering, Trisha Burgoyne, Pickwick’s North Queensland Regional Manager provided the delicious treats and presented Evelyn with gift vouchers. Reminiscing since commencing with Pickwick in Mackay in 2007, Evelyn recalls the many sites she has serviced such as ABC Radio, Department of Immigration and Broder Protection, and Bendigo Bank just to name a few.
Evelyn still does enjoy her time spent with Pickwick and looks forward to the next 10 years with us. From all of us at Pickwick, congratulations and a big THANK YOU!