G8 MAN GETS MANAGEMENT GONG

Written on the 24 October 2011

G8 MAN GETS MANAGEMENT GONG

BUNDALL childcare services provider G8 Education is no stranger to making acquisitions, but it was operations general manager Jae Fraser (pictured right with Gold Coast City Council's Sharon Anderson) who claimed the 2011 Young Manager of the Year award.

Sponsored by Gold Coast Business News, the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Excellence Awards Gold Coast regional finals, unearthed a plethora of home-grown talent.

Fraser says the award reflects his encouragement of staff to aim for higher standards while having a good time.

“We have a program called the FISH! Philosophy. We encourage staff to work with different people in and outside the business and have fun while doing their work,” he says.

“It takes more effort to not have a good time. Our childcare centres and so colourful and filled with bright faces; it’s harder not to have fun.”

G8 Education has been involved in 50 acquisitions but the purchase of Singapore childcare group Cherie Hearts has been highly contested in the Singapore legal system.

The $19.2 million proposal involves taking over 70 Cherie Hearts childcare centres. However, the ownership transfer of 13 centres is currently being disputed.

Despite the distractions, Fraser says it’s all systems go. Responsible for 3500 employees, he remains grounded.

“I’ve never forgotten where I came from. I used to be a childcare person working at a ground level. With our business operating, I’m always reminded of what people are going through,” he says.

Also recognised were Technigro CEO Nicholas Bloor (Owner Manager of the Year), GCCC business support branch manager Sharon Anderson (Professional Manager of the Year) and A B Patterson College principal Dawn Lang (Not for Profit Manager of the Year).

2011 Management Excellence Awards chair Julie Boyd says the winners were judged on their ability to manage complex tasks and processes, mentor staff, develop best practices and balance professional and personal commitments.

“The quality of the finalists on the Gold Coast this year was impressive,” she says.

Winners will compete in their category at the Queensland State Gala in Brisbane on November 11.


Latest News

SLATER & GORDON AND MAURICE BLACKBURN SHOWDOWN IN BELLAMY'S CLASS ACTION

FIERCE rivals Slater & Gordon (ASX: SGH) and Maurice Blackburn have secured funding for class actions against Bel...

WHY VIDEO IS A "GIVEN" FOR BUSINESS

IN TODAY's digital-driven world, video is king and if used right, it can push a company's brand and brand ...

BRAMBLES TUMBLES AFTER REDUCING GUIDANCE

BRAMBLES (ASX: BXB) will miss its first-half guidance due to cost pressures at its North America business.

The com...

VILLAGE ROADSHOW PARKS HURT BY DREAMWORLD TRAGEDY

QUEENSLAND visitors to Village Roadshow (ASX: VRL) theme parks have declined 12 per cent in the wake of four deaths a...

Related News

CARSALES CEO RETIRES AS NEW COMPETITOR COX FINALISES MERGER

CARSALES will have a new CEO as it takes on a fresh challenger to its crown as the dominant online car sales portal i...

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE AT A SIX-YEAR HIGH

SMALL and medium businesses have entered 2017 with their confidence at a six-year high, building on strong gains m...

CONSUMERS PESSIMISTIC ENTERING 2017

CONSUMER confidence remains at its weakest point since April 2016, according to the latest Westpac Melbourne Institut...

RISE OF STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAMS NOT AS ROSY AT IT SEEMS

ENTREPRENEURIAL cultivation companies in Australia are appearing quickly, but questions have been raised about whe...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter