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COVID-19 vaccination – have you had yours?

Pickwick Group supports Australian Government initiatives that aim to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. Extended lockdowns in NSW and Victoria and the intermittent short, sharp lockdowns experienced in other States around Australia cause challenges to all our employees in offices and on the front line at our client sites. In light of this, we would like to […]

Pickwick wins at recent BSCAA Qld Excellence Awards

COVID-19 may have delayed the BSCAA 2020 Excellence Awards, but it didn’t stop the event from taking place, nor Pickwick Group’s Queensland Division from taking top honours. BSCAA held their 11th annual Queensland Excellence Awards in February, bringing a formal close to the year that was 2020 and the challenges brought about by COVID-19. This […]

Pickwick’s longest-serving employees retire

After almost three decades with Pickwick Group in Queensland, long-serving employees – husband and wife duo Raul and Adriana Capano – have retired. While most of us are likely to experience 3 employers each decade, Raul and Adriana Capano farewell Pickwick after almost three decades of loyal service – a testament to their high standards […]

Security team recognised for commitment to community

A little thank you goes a long way as our Queensland security team will tell you, following the recognition they recently received.   Our security professionals work hard to safeguard clients, their workplaces and communities across the country and have gone above and beyond in recent times. COVID-19 has seen workplaces everywhere adapt to new measures […]

Keeping it safe and clean, behind the scenes

As the COVID-19 crisis unravelled throughout Australia, Pickwick’s network of cleaners mobilised to further protect essential service providers across the nation. Frontline staff across many industries play a vital role in protecting all of us from the impact of COVID-19 and ensuring the continual supply of essential goods and services. But who helps protect them? […]

Pickwick raises funds and spirits for COVID-19 front-liners

Pickwick Group’s Michael Oakden (Key Account Manager – QLD) recently took on the challenge of raising funds to feed front-line staff at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Michael’s aim was to not only support doctors and nurses at the hospital but other crucial front-line workers including cleaners, laundry workers, maintenance crews, security and administration staff. […]

Keep the ANZAC spirit alive this April 25

Covid-19 and quarantine won’t stop this year’s ANZAC day commemorations. Mark this important day by holding a private dawn vigil. At 5.30 this Saturday morning, Pickwick employees and their families are encouraged to join Aussies and Kiwis across the globe in a special ‘iso’ dawn service. While traditional commemorative services are cancelled in line with […]

Protecting iconic Sydney Ferries and passengers

Pickwick Group and our network of cleaners across the nation are working tirelessly with clients to maintain safe and healthy environments for everyone. During challenging times, collaboration is the key to improved risk reduction and positive outcomes. Our partnership with Transdev Sydney Ferries (who operate the ferry service in Sydney on behalf of the Government […]

12th Anniversary of the National Apology to The Stolen Generations

Pickwick Group (Pickwick) attended a special breakfast to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the National Apology. Today marks 12 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, acknowledging the impact of past laws and practices as well as the Stolen Generation. We would like to […]

Count on us to keep you safe

For almost 40 years we’ve helped keep Australian workplaces clean and safe from unwanted visitors, including germs. Our cleaning solutions are tested to kill all common viruses as well as lesser-known strains such as 2019-nCoV (also called Coronavirus). We use only the highest quality, environmentally sustainable cleaning products that are also hypo-allergenic and contain no toxic […]

New National HR Manager appointed

Helen Seddon joins Pickwick as new National HR Manager. Pickwick has appointed Helen Seddon as National HR Manager to continue driving our next phase of growth through initiatives designed to attract, engage and retain the best talent across our nationwide operations. Based in Brisbane at Pickwick’s Head Office and reporting directly to the Chief Executive […]

Pickwick a major sponsor at annual TEFMA Grounds Workshop

Pickwick was a major sponsor of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association’s (TEFMA) annual Grounds Workshop at Deakin University on November 6 and 7. Last week TEFMA held their 2019 Grounds Workshop. Hosted by one of our major clients, Deakin University at their Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, this year Pickwick had the exciting opportunity to support the annual […]

Pickwick’s people secure top honours at BCSAA Qld Excellence Awards

Pickwick Group’s (Pickwick) Debra Brownhill and Ben Cassar secured top honours in their respective categories at the recent BCSAA Queensland Excellence Awards. BSCAA recently held their 10th annual Queensland Excellence Awards to celebrate the outstanding contribution and achievements of employers and employees in contract cleaning and security. This year Pickwick proudly nominated 5 of our hardworking […]

Pickwick’s Bilal cleans up at BSCAA Awards

BSCAA NSW held its annual awards ceremony on Friday 11th October to acknowledge and celebrate the industry’s hard–working cleaners, supervisors and managers. Pickwick Group’s NSW division nominated 5 people across 8 categories in recognition of their dedication and commitment, with our Bilal Fouani winning the Excellence Awards in Maintenance of an Educational Facility. Nicholas Jenkinson, Pickwick Group’s […]

Pickwick partner now proudly Supply Nation Certified

We’re proud to announce our partner Pickwick 1A Services is now Supply Nation certified. Pickwick 1A Services was recently awarded Supply Nation certification in recognition of their status as a First People majority-owned, managed and controlled business. Supply Nation connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives with procurement teams from government and corporate Australia to […]

Recent bushfires spark community spirit

As recent bushfires ravaged through Queensland and northern New South Wales communities, they sparked kindness and generosity among ours, with Pickwick employees donating $900 in urgently needed goods and other items to help those affected by the devastating events. Upon seeing an urgent appeal for donations from The Rescue Collective and media reports covering the […]

Proud sponsor of AHG Ladies High Tea for HeartKids in Western Australia

On 26th July Western Australia Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) Dealer Principal wives and partners, along with friends, family, staff and sponsors banded together to raise funds for HeartKids (refer https://www.heartkids.org.au/). Craig Tonkin, Pickwick’s General Manager for WA said he was delighted Pickwick was able to join their client and contribute to such a worthwhile cause. […]

Celebrating 2019 NAIDOC Week

With NAIDOC Week celebrations occurring around the nation, it was with the greatest of pleasure our Western Australian staff attended the City of Belmont Flag Raising Ceremony. The event was a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This year’s theme of Voice. […]

Helping the Environment – The small things can make a difference

We all know about climate change and the importance of sustainability and looking after the environment. There is so much we as individuals and the organisations we work for can do at the local level to support what are global issues. In the cleaning services industry Chemical-free, Biodegradable, Compostable and Recyclable are all ecological initiatives. […]

Supporting the Local Community – Kurbingui Sports

Pickwick are pleased to provide a donation of $500 dollars to the Kurbingui Sporting Association. Kurbingui Sports is a non-profit volunteer community association that strives to improve the health and fitness of participants. Working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth for over 20 years on Brisbane’s north side, Kurbingui has a long association with boxing […]

Pickwick emphasises the importance of staff training

Pickwick cleaners at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank – The Bendigo Centre recently completed their Certificate III in Cleaning Operations. The course is designed to develop a broad range of competencies and skills where participants learn current environmental cleaning techniques with relevant industry practices for preparing and cleaning a range of surfaces like carpets, hard surfaces, […]

Lucky Number 3

One of our long standing employees recently scooped the jackpot at the Melbourne Cup sweepstakes at Inala Health in Brisbane where she works. Zoila Butzelaar has continued the tradition of the old saying “Third Time Lucky” by winning the mystery trifecta with a $3 bet. Her winnings tallied close to $1,000 which will come in […]

Congratulations to Maggie Webber

November brought a very special day for Pickwick’s business development lead generator Maggie Webber. Even though she earned her Master of Commerce degree back in 1989 … yes, a quarter of century ago as she does not like to remind herself, Maggie only had her degree conferred this month. Maggie like so many women at […]