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Paul Emery, owner of ToTal
Property Services Canterbury has
been elected as National President
of BSCNZ for 2017/2018, while
Liz Spring, National Accounts
Manager at Spotless Facility
Services NZ has been elected
national vice president for
Paul originally comes from a civil
engineering background where
he was qualified as a surveyor. A
highlight for Paul during this time
was being the project manager
for the Clearwater Resort Golf Course Complex in Christchurch. In
2005, he moved into the cleaning industry and in 2008 became a
shareholder and owner of ToTal Property Services in Canterbury.
Paul has been involved with the BSCNZ since that time serving
on the Canterbury committee and at a national council level.
In 2015, Paul was elected President of the Canterbury regional
committee, which he continues to hold today. In 2016, Paul was
elected as National Vice President and has been appointed
Liz attended Otago University where she studied Food
Management and Nutrition. After finishing university Liz worked
at Fisher and Paykel within the sales and marketing team for
15 years. Liz has been with Spotless Facility Services NZ for
18 years and has worked across many facets of the business
from managing food, cleaning at Capital and Coast Health,
to education and corporate food portfolios. Liz has been with
the cleaning division for the past four years working with the
BSCNZ change of presidents
There’s been a changing of the guard at the BSCNZ
for 2017/2018. In her regular column for INCLEAN
NZ, Lillian Small, BSCNZ CEO, introduces the newly
elected president and vice president, and details the
BSCNZ’s upcoming inaugural conference.
Wellington team and for the past two years held the role of
national accounts manager, based in Wellington
Immediate past president Dominic Drumm is still serving on
the BSCNZ council as Immediate Past President. Dominic was
thanked by BSCN with a plaque for his commitment and service
to the BSCNZ and the wider New Zealand cleaning industry.
We have very strong and united council and regional committee
members throughout the country. There is a tremendous amount of
expertise, knowledge, energy and commitment for the continuous
improvement of the NZ cleaning industry.
BSCNZ to host inaugural conference
For the first time the BSCNZ will hold a conference for the
cleaning industry and associated parties on 6 to 7 September at
the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside. Members and non-members are
all welcome to come along.
Networking is a major value add of membership of the BSCNZ and
having a two day event is a great way to come together with likeminded
professionals, owners and suppliers of the NZ cleaning industry.
It will also be the place to learn new ways of being a smarter
operator and empower your people to ensure your business is
successful now and 10 years from now.
I look forward to seeing you all there.
Platinum Equity buys
OfficeMax and Staples
Australia and NZ
Platinum Equity has bought the OfficeMax business in Australia
and New Zealand from US-based Office Depot for an undisclosed
sum, one month after acquiring Staples’ Australian and New
“We are pleased to provide Office Depot a divestiture solution
that meets the company’s needs,” said Adam Cooper, principal
at Platinum Equity.
“We look forward to working with the OfficeMax management
team to continue improving the company’s offering, enhancing the
customer experience and driving sustainable growth.”
Following its takeover of fellow office
supplies company Staples Australia and New
Zealand, Platinum Equity announced it plans
to rebrand the business in the coming months.
Shira Goodman, CEO and president, Staples, Inc, said: “As we execute
our plan for long-ter m growth we want to focus primarily on our Staples’
North American business, and this will allow us to better do that.”
Commenting on the Staples acquisition, Cooper said:
“The Staples business in Australia and New Zealand has
extraordinary potential as a standalone enterprise.”
“It has a strong customer base, dedicated employees and a long
history in the markets it serves. We look forward to partnering with
the management team to make substantial investments to optimise
the company’s digital and systems capabilities with a focus on
enhancing the customer experience.”
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