The spirit of giving

For the third year in a row, Lynette Pattison, now Payroll Officer, has taken it upon herself to organise the annual Foodbank appeal amongst Pickwick’s Brisbane staff to help those in need at Christmas. For those that don’t know, Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres.

CEO Ken Holder along with Rachael Murdoch, Pickwick’s National HR Manager were on hand to thank Lynette for the effort she goes to each year in encouraging staff donations. Ken said Lynette’s commitment to Foodbank and desire to help others reflected the true meaning of giving at Christmas.

Pickwick Success

CEO Ken Holder is pleased to announce Pickwick is one of 5 successful tenderers for the NSW Whole of Government cleaning contract. The Company has been awarded the Sydney CBD region which covers a wide range of government buildings throughout the centre of Sydney. These includes museums along with facilities for the police, courts, judiciary and corrective services, and buildings containing education, transport, maritime, tourism, housing, and fire and rescue services.

Nicholas Jenkinson, Pickwick’s NSW State Manager, said he was absolutely delighted with the award following considerable work by members of the Pickwick team over a lengthy period. He went on to say there is still a lot to do from now to when the new contract starts on 1st March 2019 but was looking forward to demonstrating Pickwick’s contract cleaning capabilities.

An illustrious career

After 5 years dedicated service at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and many years spent in the cleaning services industry, Pickwick’s UNSW Site Manager Carlos Cosentino has decided to retire. Carlos is heading home to his native Uruguay and will be there for Christmas. On behalf of all of us at Pickwick we wish him and his family the very best in retirement. Nick Jenkinson, Pickwick’s NSW State Manager summarised it well when he said Carlos was a great asset to Pickwick and UNSW and will be missed by us all.