Nick’s Corner – June

Posted on June 2014 By Nick Speller

​Last month I mentioned that we have been busy reviewing our administration processes. Always keen to make things as streamline as possible, our Office Manager Shannon Matthews has been working with our online timesheet system, TOL to improve how we manage the communication of our OH&S procedures to our contractors. Implemented mid May, our contractors can now read and agree to our OH&S policy online. This allows them to always have electronic access to the policy, and the new process is environmentally friendly as we are no longer collecting signed paper agreements.

I am very excited to welcome our newest addition to the Speller International team, Matt Leak!

With 7 year’s recruitment experience both here and in the UK, Matt has extensive experience recruiting across sales and marketing, particularly within the FMCG sector. These experiences combined with a strong business development focus and Matt’s belief in being a true business partner to his clients will make him an excellent asset, not only to our Corporate Services (SAP Users) Division which he will drive, but to the company as a whole. Matt’s first day in the office will be Tuesday 10th June 2014.

In exactly 2 weeks today I will be rolling out my sleeping bag with 149 other Victorian CEO’s, sleeping rough to help the homeless. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and your messages of support. The long-range forecast says 8 degrees overnight and (finger crossed) no rain. We shall see,this is Melbourne after all!

The last Australian Census in 2011 counted over 100,000people experiencing homelessness – a growing number which has not been matched with a much-needed increase in services. Here is what Vinnies can do with the money I raise:

  • $50 can provide a meal and educational resource for a disadvantaged child.

  • $100 can help ensure a family keeps its power on this winter.

  • $200 provides emergency accommodation and food to a family in crisis.

  • $500 could relocate and establish a homeless person into one of the Society’s homeless accommodation services.

  • $1,000 would pay the rent for a family facing eviction from their home.

Victoria’s amazing combined effort to date is in excess of$135,000 but I am still only halfway towards my $5,000 goal.You can help me fight the issue of homelessness by donating at:

I’ve picked the perfect pair of warm PJ’s, just still undecided on the perfect hanky colour-match.