Laundry staff recognised at awards presentation

Decrease font size
Increase font size
Print this page
Email to friend
Share to Facebook
Share to Twitter
Home > Media > News > Laundry staff recognised at awards presentation
Laundry staff recognised at awards presentation

Blueline Laundry in Launceston celebrated International Day of People with Disability with a staff barbecue and annual awards presentation.

Two dedicated employees received the Charles Mansfield Award for their impressive contribution to the workplace, which operates under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Hobart.

Alanna Jansen, 55, of Launceston, and Pavel Anichkin, 21, of Prospect, were praised for their exceptional contributions to Blueline over the past year.

While Ms Jansen had done volunteer work in the past, starting at Blueline 10 months ago was her first paid job.

She was surprised but delighted to receive the award.
“I love it here,” she said. “The people are lovely and the work is varied and interesting.”

Mr Anichkin is Russian-born and part of a multicultural workforce at Blueline. He has worked at the laundry for three years.

“I like working with all the friendly people,” he said.

Blueline Launceston services co-ordinator Grant Coker-Williams and operations manager Darrin Geard both said that the judging process had been tough with such a dedicated workforce of quality people all making significant contributions.

“The award is in recognition of supported employees who have been hard-working, willing to extend themselves and are an important part of our work team,” Mr Coker-Williams added.

“The work performance of the recipients over the past year has been exceptional. Pavel has become an integral part of our washroom floor team and a really good, hard worker.

Alanna has fitted in to the team, and is a very obliging, hard working person.”

Clean sweep: Blueline Laundry’s Alanna Jansen and Pavel Anichkin with their awards in recognition of impressive contributions to the workplace.