18 May, 2015Future Shop and Office Fitters Astound at the Apprenticeship Awards
The next generation of the shop and office fitting industry have been awarded for their hard work and dedication to the job at hand by the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA). The ASOFIA/Thomas Brown Shopfitting Industry Apprentice of the Year Award was presented at the recent ASOFIA conference held in Hobart. Click here for the full release
12 May, 2015The 2014/ 2015 Interior Fitout Awards winners announced
Twenty shopfitters from around Australia were heralded for their extraordinary work against a highly competitive field at the 2014/2015 Laminex/ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association’s (ASOFIA) 19th National Conference in Hobart recently. Gerard Ryan, CEO of ASOFIA, praised the outstanding work of members across a wide ranging number of projects including health & beauty, pubs and clubs, food and restaurants, fitness & leisure and high end fashion fitouts. Click here for the full release
13 Nov, 2013The 2012/2013 Interior Fitout Awards heralds the new benchmark for fitouts
Thirteen shopfitters from around Australia were heralded for their extraordinary work against a highly competitive field at the 2012/2013 The Laminex Group/ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards at the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association’s (ASOFIA) 18th National Conference in Hamilton Island recently. As the ultimate accolade for ASOFIA’s member’s projects completed within Australia over the past 18 months, The Interior Fitout Awards received a large number of high calibre entries across 27 categories.
4 Sep, 2013Socceroo Captain to Steer Fitout Conference
He captained the Socceroos 84 times whilst living with epilepsy, had life changing brain surgery and dedicated his life to educating people about the illness. Paul Wade’s extraordinary life story will form the keynote presentation at the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Associations (ASOFIA) Conference, at Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island, 25-28 October 2013.
Themed Opportunity Through Adversity, Paul Wade will kick off the conference with valuable insights into how to deal with challenging times, in life and business. Click here for the full release.
23 May, 2013Industry expert to reveal how to navigate new retail landscape at national speaker event series
Jon Bird, CEO of specialist retail marketing agency IdeaWorks has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s Future Summit Seminars hosted by the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA).
A national educational and networking series, the 2013 Future Summit promises to deliver necessary insights into the future of retail, an industry that has seen enormous changes over the last few years. The 2013 Future Summit will tour Australia with seminars in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on the 18, 26, 27 and 28 of June respectively. Click here for the full release.
6 Jun, 2012Businesses keep their eye on the future at national breakfast seminars
“The Future Summit – Inspiration for Industry” is a national educational breakfast seminar series organised by the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA). The association’s upcoming series will feature Morris Miselowski, one of Australia’s most in demand business futurists and consultants. Mr Miselowski works with some of Australia’s leading companies, as well as state and federal governments.
The Future Summit will tour Australia with events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane on the 12, 13, 14, 27 and 28 June respectively. Click here for the full release.
25 May, 2012ASOFIA conference gives generously to Fijian flood victims
Hearing about the shock and devastation in Fiji, after enduring the worst flooding in decades, inspired a remarkable sign of camaraderie and support from delegates of the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association’s (ASOFIA) 17th National Conference recently held in Natadola, Fiji.
After hearing the remarkable, yet devastating stories of survival to withstand the floods, the ASOFIA conference group, consisting of 120 members, decided to be proactive and provide something tangible to ease their host country’s troubles during this time of adversity. Click here for the full release.
11 May, 2012The exceptional and diverse win highly contested Interior Fitout accolades
From exquisite jewellery store displays, to a coffee house in a heritage building; from the cutting edge restaurant with to-die-for city views, to an interactive information centre in a remote town; the ASOFIA 2012 Interior Fitout Awards celebrated the exceptional and diverse work of 22 shopfitters from all around the country. The awards are generously sponsored by National Major Sponsor, The Laminex Group and supported by The Interior Fitout Magazine. Click here for the full release.
19 Mar, 2012The Power of Accreditation; Delivering You Confidence, Assurance and Peace of Mind
By employing an ASOFIA accredited member, you are making the choice to have a professional company complete the work you require. It delivers you:
- Confidence in your selection
- Assurance of high quality of work
- Peace of mind
If you are a business looking to become accredited, it strongly positions you as leaders within the shop and office fitting industry, and confirms to the competitive marketplace that your practices are sound and you produce high quality workmanship. Click here for the full media release.
30 Jan, 2012Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association to host National Conference in Fiji
The Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) will host its 17th National Conference in Fiji on 27-30 April 2012. Themed, “Leadership, Change and You”, the conference will provide valuable insights into steering businesses through the current economic climate. Click here for the full release.
29 Aug, 2011The future of business foreseen at breakfast seminar
The national educational event, “The Future Summit – Inspiration for Industry” has successfully launched this week in Brisbane and Sydney. Key note speaker Foresight Strategist Steve Tighe provided his insights into societal change and what that means for consumer behaviour and the business community.
An initiative of the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA), this inaugural event will tour the rest of Australia during August and September. Click here for the full release.
4 Feb, 2011Shop Fitting Association Ready to Rebuild Queensland
The Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) has pledged to assist not only their member companies, but also the many retailers that have been affected by recent floods and cyclone Yasi in Queensland.
ASOFIA CEO Gerard Ryan said their members from all over Australia were ready to help where they could. “Our Queensland shop fitters have already started to respond to the crisis of local retailers. But as a national organisation, we are able to respond to the many reconstruction challenges that the floods have posed. Obviously, Yasi has barely passed but in time there will be much to do to re-establish those affected areas as well”. Click here for the full release.
2 Dec, 2010Future Shop and Office Fitters Score Apprentice Awards
Young and ambitious shop and office fitters were awarded for their hard work and dedication to the job by the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA).
Sponsored by Asset Flooring Group, the ASOFIA/Thomas Brown Shopfitting Industry Apprentice of the Year Award was handed out at the recent ASOFIA conference in New Zealand. Thomas Bennett, a fourth-year apprentice at Strike Shopfitting in Victoria, was the outstanding candidate who convinced the judges that he is not only a committed employee but a true asset to the industry. Click here for the full release.
20 Sep, 2010New platform for business with shop and office fitters
The Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) has launched a new website to create business opportunities with shop and office fitters: ASOFIA.com.au. The website provides access to members of ASOFIA with detailed information on qualified companies and the industry at large. By presenting the most comprehensive resource on the industry, the website cements ASOFIA as the leading voice for shop and office fitting professionals. Click here for the full release.
6 May, 2010New Professional Opportunities from ASOFIA
The launch of a new website with added service features, a pending National Conference in New Zealand and a prestigious awards program are all great professional opportunities just around the corner for the shop and office fitting industry.
The initiatives are being lead by the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA), which promotes the increase of professionalism, high standards in workmanship and customer service across the sector. Click here for the full release.