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Welcome to the 2017 spring edition of Wells Haslem Mayhew’s magazine, The Shell.

This is the second publication under our new management structure and the first in our new office in Walker Street North Sydney. 

The hustle and bustle of North Sydney is certainly a big change of pace from Neutral Bay. The office is a wonderful new environment in which to work and very rewarding. Well done to the team who made it all happen.

You will recall that in our last edition we announced the change to our leadership group and put in place a structure of co CEO’s Ben and Alexandra.

The move has worked very well and Alexandra has made a marvellous contribution to client work and helping to run the business.

She and Ben, along with the rest of the team have helped steer the company into a very solid position.

All the members of the Wells Haslem Mayhew team are working on a range of new projects.

The past six months have been both hectic and exciting for our business. We have added a number of new clients to our client list across a range of industry sectors.

Our cover story this edition looks at the work we are doing with Fairview Architectural around the contentious issue of cladding materials for high-rise buildings. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, governments in Australia are reviewing building codes and auditing those buildings with cladding to make sure all are properly installed and certified. Rightly, the Australian Government is seeking to ensure the London disaster could not happen in Australia.

We have continued to work closely with a range of clients including the AICF which pays compensation to legitimate claims for asbestos injuries; helping the team at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club prepare for a very major redevelopment; assisting Silver Chain, a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and aged care services to improve how governments deal with providing health care in an ageing population; Ingenia Communities, seeking to redevelop another caravan park site for older Australians seeking a community-style retirement; and Zurich Life and Investments group around its appearance before the Parliamentary Joint Committee (PJC) inquiry into life insurance and other financial services regulation.

We welcome new clients: Alexion Pharmaceuticals provides highly specialised drugs for patients with ultra-rare diseases; and Molnlycke, a global manufacturer of wound care products. 

As part of our new digital service offerings, we have made two recent hires: Tracey Jarvis brings many years marketing experience, the last 15 focussed solely on digital and social media. Tracey will be guiding new Account Executive, Stav Pisk. Stav was born in Israel and came to Perth with her family when she was 10. She is passionate about the utilisation of digital in PR campaigns.

Thank you all for your ongoing support and encouragement.

I hope you enjoy reading edition ten of The Shell, we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.