Things to Note
WELCOME TO UNITED CLEANING SERVICES
A warm welcome to Peter King and the team at United Cleaning Services who have come onboard as a Diamond Sponsor. Established around the same time as the construction of the Auckland Harbour Bridge (and the launch of television in New Zealand), United Cleaning Services have formed enduring relationships with many of our members (See testimonials here.) Find out more about their services here.
IMPORTANT INDUSTRY SURVEY - HELP US BUILD A PICTURE OF FM IN NZ
Have you taken part in the important industry census emailed recently to all our members? If not, click here to begin. We have partnered with BRANZ to conduct a nationwide census of the Facilities Management industry and are seeking the perspective of FM practitioners, their clients and suppliers of goods and services. The census will provide us with a snapshot of current trends and insights, which will create a greater understanding of the industry. The survey should take 10-15 minutes, and all responses will be treated as confidential. If you want more information or advice regarding the survey, please email Nick Brunsdon at firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants can choose to enter the draw to win an Apple iPad.
FIRE SERVICES CONTRACT TEMPLATE
There is an important new document for you to view on the website. Prepared by FMANZ’s Maintenance and Service Standards Committee, the Fire Services Contract Template is now available to download. Thank you to Ian Bitcheno, Chris Brebner, Bryce Donaldson, Ron Green, Jason Happy (Chair), Ed Kidd, Chris Mak, Andrew Riley, Mark Sinclair and Warren Smith for creating this. For further information, please email email@example.com.
FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN!
Check out our new Company Page on LinkedIn. Follow us and share our posts with your LinkedIn networks! This page is a way for us to spread the word about FMANZ and to share news about FMANZ events, job opportunities, goings on in the industry, behind the scenes photos, and links to blog posts.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE AGM
Keep the evening of Thursday 18 October free for our AGM. We will be in touch with more details soon.
SOME NEW FACES
Our wonderful Administration Manager, Sascha, is heading to Europe for six weeks at the beginning of September. We have two part-time contractors filling in for her while she's away - Briar Fowler and Sian Dittmar. We appreciate your understanding if it takes a little longer for us to respond to your membership. accounts and event inquiries while Sascha is away.
THANK YOU JOHN!
A big vote of appreciation and acknowledgement to John Gallagher for his long-standing commitment to FMANZ and the Wellington branch. John recently stepped down after 10 years on the Wellington committee, five as Branch Chair.
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
FMANZ’s membership continues to grow. Welcome to our newest members: Kevin Shannon from KiwiRail, Keegan Fulford Wierzbicki from Weta Digital, Laura Finnigan from FMG, Chris Hargest from NZ Government, Gail Peckham, Nassma Mouharb, David Thomas and Rose Jury from Order of St John, Elizabeth (Liz) Sheppard from NZ Police, Louise Balkham from JLL, Guy Baker from Otakaro Limited, Carrie Guthrie from Wellington City Council, Stephen Palfrey from Access All Areas Project Management, Richard Lipscombe from Cushman & Wakefield, Warwick Houlgrave from Ports of Auckland Limited, Nadia Collie from Robert Walters and Chris Teague from Zespri. Welcome also to our newest corporate members: Spark, Programmed Facility Management, Pioneer Energy, Hampton Jones Property Consultants and PAE (New Zealand) Limited. To find out more about becoming a member, please click here.
If you're looking for a new challenge, don't forget to check out the Job Centre on our website. Currently advertising: Dunedin City Council are seeking an Asset and Facilities Management Team Leader - Property Services, and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare have three positions to fill! They're looking for a Facilities Manager to join their team in Auckland, a Maintenance Manager and a Services Manager. Read more about these positions here. And if you want to target FM professionals directly via our website and social media pages, advertise with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or click here.