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BSCAA national president
George Stamas welcomes some
new faces to the BSCAA board
following the association’s
annual general meeting, and
pays tribute to long-serving
members departing about
many years of contribution.
Over the past 20 years BSCAA has
had the stability and leadership
of Barbara Connolly who joined
the association in 1996 and in
2006 took over as NSW executive
director. In 2011, Barbara added to her portfolio to become
Over these years Barbara has overseen many changes to the
industry and was the ‘go-to person’ for all industrial matters.
Her advice and guidance on many industry boards and her
continual assistance to members and suppliers has ensured
BSCAA’s strong footing we enjoy as the peak industry body for
the cleaning industry.
In June, Barbara leaves to retire and undertake some well-earned
time to travel and spend time with her family. After so many
years of dedicated support we wish her well and cannot thank her
enough for her outstanding contribution to the industry.
Carolyn Journeaux the Victorian executive director has been
appointed to take over the national role. Carolyn has more than
30 years’ experience in association management and has been
involved with our industry for the past 15 years whilst she was
at FMA Australia and later as she took on our Victorian role.
With Carolyn’s vision and understanding of this industry, we all
look forward to working with her as we take BSCAA into the
I am very pleased to announce the 2016/17 BSCAA board that
was confirmed at our AGM in May:
Vice President/Director South Australia
Treasurer/ Director Tasmania
Director New South Wales
Director Western Australia
Director External Director
We welcome on board our new director from New South
Wales, Debbie Delimitros who has been in involved with the
industry for 12 years. She nominated for the board to “be a
voice for the little guy” and “help change the perspective of the
industry.” Debbie works at Eternal Cleaning Services, a well-
established family business.
As one director comes, it is sad to say farewell and thank you
to a very long serving director, Brian Ellems. Brian has been
involved with our board for more than 25 years, many of those
as treasurer where he has put us on solid ground to develop
the association. His years of knowledge have assisted in the
development of many projects and he is also well known to
many, as the founder and convenor of the outstanding Golf Days
Queensland branch hold each year.
I am joined by all directors and members when I say thank you
Brian for your incredible dedication to BSCAA and we know as your
directorship finishes your association with BSCAA will continue
through your branch and as a special advisor to the industry.
As we move into a new phase for BSCAA, I encourage you all
to contact your local BSCAA branch and be part of very exciting
future for the industry.
BSCAA announces new board and
farewells an industry gem
RIA forms Australasian Council
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has approved the
formation of an Australasian Council.
It follows the launch of an Australian and NZ Steering
Committee in October 2015, initially set up to support current
and new local Australian and New Zealand members.
The Australia and NZ Steering Committee has worked to
develop training opportunities, member benefits as well as
local industry events, and has started to lift the profile and
professionalism of the restoration industry in Australia and
RIA said its role in the development of the restoration industry
in Australia and NZ is now official with the formation of the
new local council.
Globally, RIA represents more than 20,000 cleaning and
restoration professionals from 1100 member firms specialising in
textiles, environmental issues, and restoration.
Read more restoration news on page 42.
ISS wins hard FM contract
ISS has secured a contract with Waratah Private Hospital
(WPH), to deliver a range of support services at the 70-bed
facility, located in Hurtsville, NSW.
The deal represents ISS’ first opportunity to manage hard FM
(technical maintenance services) for the Australian healthcare sector.
Starting in August last year, ISS commenced managing a range
of hard and soft non-clinical support services for WPH, and is
now transitioning to the self-delivery of cleaning, waste, help
desk and hard FM.
ISS has close to 2000 staff directly employed at more than 25
public and private hospitals across Australia.
The company provides non-clinical support services to more
than 5700 hospital beds per day. Last year, ISS added Northern
Health and Calvary Hospital to its portfolio.
ISS said hard FM is a growth area for the company, stating
recent deals with Waratah as well as pharmaceutical giants
Novartis, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer “has propelled [its] FM profile
in the Sydney and Melbourne markets.”
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