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ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards

The 2017 / 2018 Interior Fitout Awards are now open. Sponsored by Laminex, this year’s awards program will determine the very best projects completed within Australia between July 2016 and December 2017. Read more......

ASOFIA Apprentice of the Year Awards

The 2017 ASOFIA / Thomas Brown Shop Fitting Industry Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. These awards provide a chance to recognise the next generation of industry professionals and celebrate the high standards evident in the shopfitting industry sector. Read more......

Membership renewals now due

The 2017-2018 Annual Membership Fees are now due. Contact us on 02 4369 0055 to renew via credit card or for a copy of your invoice. For a full list of benefits including discounts and access to industry information click on read more. Read more......

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    • 01 August, 2017

      2017/2018 Interior Fitout Awards Entries Are Now Open

      ASOFIA is excited to announce the launch of the 2017/2018 Interior Fitout Awards, sponsored by Laminex Australia.

      This year’s awards program will determine the very best projects completed within Australia between July 2016 and December 2017. Entries must fall within one of the designated categories as defined within the entry form. You can submit as many projects in each category as you wish.

      • All entries will be judged on a consistent national criterion.
      • The appointed judges will independently rate each entry.
      • Scores will be confidentially compiled to determine the winners of each category.
      • Entries are judged and winners determined in the National Awards, the State Awards and the Category Awards.
      • All entries from within a State, regardless of the category, will go into the running for the State Interior Fitout of the Year.
      • All entries across Australia, regardless of the category, will go into the running for the National Interior Fitout of the Year.
      • All entries will be inspected and judged by highly regarded shopfitters.
      • There is also provision for special recognition of any entry which demonstrates the most innovative use of Laminex, Formica, and Essastone by Laminex Australia.
      • All entries that feature at least 80%, or more, Australian made and sourced materials plus labour and design will also be considered for the Excellence Award for Australian Design, Manufacturing and Delivery.
      • The judging panel also has the discretion to confer special awards where entries warrant special recognition.
      • Outstanding contributions by member subcontractors will also be judged if nominated by members.


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    • 12 July, 2017


      Dear ASOFIA Members

      It is with regret and great sadness that we advise of the passing of Stan Lewis on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

      Stan was known to all in the Industry and as a founding QLD Division member and inaugural State President he was instrumental in supporting the establishment and growth of a strong division in Queensland. Stan invested a great deal of time in to ASOFIA as well as various State Training bodies and was inducted as both a Life Member and Icon of ASOFIA.

      Stan started his first business in 1955 in Brisbane and from there many other business ventures followed including forming a company in Papua New Guinea in 1966 which he owned until 1970. Stan established S & G Lewis Holdings in 1972 and formed Quality Shopfitters which eventually became Quality Industries. During that period Stan added True Image Mirrors, formed in 1977, to his portfolio. Both businesses were eventually sold in 1980 and from this S & G Lewis Holdings had a name change to Budget Shopfitters, known as BSF Group which remained in business until the doors closed in 2013. Not one to stand still Stan also added two other companies under the BSF banner; Costless Glass & Mirror Supplies and Budget Boardworks. It was very much a family orientated business with Stan’s children taking active roles within the company. Stan was a true champion of ASOFIA and remained committed and passionate about the industry even after his retirement.

      Late Stanley Lewis – Memorial Service
      Monday, 17 July 2017
      Eatons Hill Hotel – Grand Ballroom
      646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill

      The family has extended an invitation to join them for refreshments in the Hotel after the memorial service

      The Association would like to organise a Guard of Honour and have ASOFIA members wear a lapel ribbon in honour and respect for Stan’s dedication to ASOFIA and the industry. To do this we would need to know how many members are going to attend the service; could you therefore please notify National Office of your intentions by 13 July, this will ensure we have sufficient lapel ribbons for everyone.

      Our condolences are extended to Stan’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed as he was such a great stalwart of our Industry.

    • 26 April, 2017

      ASOFIA Queensland Update – April 2017

      We wish to thank those in attendance at our 1st function of the year at Ronald McDonald House in South Brisbane on Wednesday, 19 April. The evening was successful, with presentations from Wayne Jenkinson from the ABCC, Peter Freeman from Nationwide Insurance, Nev Griffiths from Mirage Doors (the event sponsor) and an interview with Dennis Hogan, who is the current Intercontinental welterweight boxing champion and currently rated #3 in the WBO world rankings.

      Wayne outlined the ABCC’s services and abilities in providing assistance to member companies with any industrial relations matters they may incur. Peter outlined his companies’ diverse range of very competitive and relevant insurance services, covering both professional and personal requirements for ASOFIA members. Nev announced the availability of Mirage’s upgraded web site, which for the 1st time in their industry allows architects, specifiers and shopfitters to download specifications for their projects. Dennis provided very keen insights into the level of commitment and dedication required for him to succeed at the highest level. All in all it was an informative and entertaining night, with some donations also generously made to Ronald McDonald House.

      ASOFIA is renowned for providing a social and networking outlet for like – minded companies and individuals. However we all operate in a fast paced and complex business environment. Apart from networking and enhancing our awareness of achieving work / life balance, it is important to know that ASOFIA also provides a vast array of cost effective services to its’ members. These services help members address OH & S, industrial relations, legal services, insurance, marketing and employment issues. Our membership is diversifying to also include building designers and certifiers. We are also keenly focused on identifying current and upcoming projects. We are determined to ensure the professionalism of ASOFIA is continually enhanced.

      Your ASOFIA QLD committee comprises a broad cross-section of the industry. Tom Brown (Thomas Brown Shopfitters), Michael Casablanca (Woodland Shopfitters), Mick McLoughlin (Bencee Les Wilson), Mark Teis (RetailOne Shopfitting) and Kenny Hinze (Acumen Projects) represent shop & office fitters. Brett Worden (Austaron), Danny Sinclair (Benga Signs), Nev Griffiths (Mirage Doors) and James Dunstan (Professional Certification Group) represent suppliers and service providers. Terry Wockner & Tim Ryall (TAFE QLD) represent the shopfitter training sector. We are all experienced, and committed to ensuring members have access to the best level of information and industry knowledge possible.

      We want ASOFIA to be an influential industry support for you. We believe it is more important than ever for the membership to know the extent of support and services on offer from ASOFIA. The best way for members to access the diversity of contacts, services and industry knowledge is by attending the various functions scheduled each year. Upcoming events include:

      • May 26 – Annual golf day at Northlakes Golf Course;
      • June 22 – Members night at Gold Coast Titans Training Facility, Parkwood;
      • September 14 – Annual breakfast. Stay tuned

      Please take the chance to attend one of the upcoming functions. Your support at these functions also optimises our contributions to a number of charitable causes. We look forward to seeing you there.

      For further details on attending these functions please contact Brett Worden on Ph: 0428 267 685 or E: brett.worden@austaron.com.au or Tamara Hughes on qldsecretary@asofia.com.au

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