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Board of Directors ......................................................................................................................2 Chairperson’s & General Manager’s Report ..........................................................................3 Merit Commercial Solutions - Plenty Catering & Hire ..........................................................4 Prime Timber Production - Encore Clothing .....................................................................5 Workers Committee - Employee of the Year ......................................................................6 Acknowledgements & Life Members ....................................................................................7 Self Help Workplace Team .........................................................................................................8 Board of Directors Report .....................................................................................................10 Financials ......................................................................................................................................11 Auditor’s Declaration - Independent Audit Report ..........................................................15

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Board of directors John Kearns

John joined the Board in January 2014. Currently employed as the Operations Director at Tasmanian Alkaloids. John brings many years of experience in business management and supply to his role as director. John was previously very active with the Deloraine Apex Club, holding many club and State positions and is currently the President of Down Syndrome Tasmania. John holds an MBA (Deakin), GradDipEng (Monash) and BComm (UTAS).

Matthew Green

has served on the board of Self Help Workplace since 2012. Matthew has a strong background in the design and construction industry with over 15 years of experience. Matthew specialises in project management; architectural drafting, specifications and construction documentation and contract administration. Matthew applies these skills and experience in his role as Project Manager with Commercial Project Delivery, a local business specialising in project and construction management for all stages of development

David Galloway

Joining the Board in June 2013, David comes from a timber background, working in a variety of roles including Despatch Manager, Customer Service Manager, Timber Retail Yard Manager and recently in IT. These roles have taken David to 10 years’ service. David the current “C” Grade State Champion in clay target shooting , enjoys fishing and the outdoors and is Vice President of the Scottsdale Crows Football Club.

Pete Wierenga

Pete Wierenga is a Director with 145 Financial where he has worked for 14 years. Peter is a certified public accountant with more than 16 years of experience. Peter is also serving as Treasurer of the Launceston Community Legal Centre (a role he has held for 3 years). Mr Wierenga has also served as Treasurer of the Hadspen Cricket Club for 7 years and President for 3 years.

Janette Kenyon

Janette Kenyon currently works as a senior teacher and the transition co-ordinator at Northern Support School which incorporates St George’s and Newstead Heights. Education and employment opportunities for young people with disability have been her passion for a long time. Janette holds a PhD in transition education and can apply her research to people with a disability. She has significant contact with the NDIA about the NDIS, and provides services as a Coordinator of Supports. Janette served on the Board of the Northern Childrens’ Network for 10 years and currently serves on the board of the Ravenswood Community Garden. She is also the President of the Parents and Friends Association of St Patrick’s College. With her husband David, she owns and manages Inspirations Garden Centre in Exeter.

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Ken Bassett

Ken rejoined the Board of Directors of Self Help Workplace in 2011. Ken was Launceston Manager of Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Limited. He has had more than 45 years’ experience in the financial services industry as a senior banking executive in both Tasmania and interstate and more recently in the trustee services industry in Tasmania. Ken has a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) and has been a Justice of Peace since 1975. Other community interests include a directorship of Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

Ron Thomas

Has previously held the position of Chairperson. Ron’s background is in advertising and marketing and he brings 30 years of experience to the Board of Directors. Ron has been awarded 2 PHF including Sapphire for his community work and has been very active with the Rotary Club of Central Launceston where he has served as President and held many Board positions. He actively promotes the commercial activities of Self Help Workplace to the business community.

Roger Bell

Roger worked across a variety of industries including insurance, banking, finance and real estate, occupying senior managerial positions in sales and marketing in all sectors up until his retirement at the end of 2011, following a full and very active working life. He was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1990. He has served as both a committee member and a vice president of The Honorary Justices’ Association of Tasmania and remains involved in several other community pursuits.


chairperson ’s and general manager ’s report Self Help Workplace is in many ways like every other business in Launceston. We design, make and sell a range of goods and services that businesses and individuals want to buy. Over the last 12 months, each of Self Help Workplace’s commercial business units has worked very hard to be competitive and deliver quality goods and services to our customers in full and on time. Overall, the commercial aspect of the enterprise exceeded budget by 1.4% which means that each business unit generated strong sales while maintaining tight control over expenses. The two outstanding units for the year were Merit Commercial Solutions and Encore Clothing. Merit’s success was due to the expansion of its work into new areas such as secure shredding and a growing portfolio of work for the real estate sector, including mail outs and the assembly of gift hampers. After many years of struggling, Encore has reasserted itself in the very competitive second hand clothing market. The value added service of washing and ironing resulted in strong repeat business from loyal customers. Prime Timber Production continued to provide an extensive range of timber products to customers throughout Tasmania and is actively pursuing markets in Victoria. The penetration into Tasmania’s berry, wine and mushroom industries continue to present sustainable growth opportunities. The old style French tea cake was the stand out product for the year. Our corporate catering customers highlighted this morning and afternoon tea delight as the memorable morsel from Plenty Catering and Hire which has continued to grow. One of the key projects that was implemented during the year was the BALT-LEAN activity. This action learning program involved staff from Prime, Merit and Operations in activities to learn and apply LEAN manufacturing principles to the enterprise. Through the project, the team identified ‘wicked’ problems in Timber focussing on safety and productivity. The team identified, tested and implemented a number of improvements which have realised tangible benefits to productivity and profitability. Self Help Workplace extends its thanks to the team from BALT – particularly Genevieve Cother, Les Souster and Jerry Whylie and the teams from Boags and Bellamy Organics who were our project partners. But Self Help Workplace is of course, much more than a place of business. As a social enterprise, Self Help Workplace is motivated in everything we do by our defining mission which is to provide people with disability with meaningful and productive work so they can enjoy independent and fulfilling lives. The Life Skills Program funded by a generous donation from the Bruce Wall Trust continued to support employees to learn independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining the kitchen garden. A number of employees also continued to work towards their Certificate 2 in Transport and Warehousing. The enterprise also made lots of new friends at the 2016 Friendship Ball who together raised over $15,000 to support the enterprise. Thank you to the many donors of raffle and auction prizes and all those who were able to come. We enjoyed your company immensely and look forward to seeing you at our next event. The enterprise also continued to make a contribution to the wider disability sector. Key projects during the year included securing funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund to auspice the ADE procurement project which aims to increase the commercial work for all of Tasmania’s 11 Australian Disability Enterprises and the General Manager joined the newly formed National Disability and Carers Advisory Council to influence policy and programs at the national level. Self Help Workplace’s capacity to achieve its goals is made possible by the support of many individuals and organisation. The enterprise thanks our customers and suppliers, the Commonwealth Government, the Tasmanian Government, donors and members. Our thanks also to the Directors who continued their volunteer commitment to the organisation and to our staff and employees for their hard work and dedication.

Johns Kearns Chairperson

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Donna Bain General Manager


merit commercial solutions The hardworking team in Merit strived throughout the year to meet our operations and budget targets. This year we continued to supply high quality service to all our existing and new customers with our team enjoying any new challenges and tasks that came our way. Our employees pride themselves on having a “never give up� attitude. This year, the employees packed conference bags for the Tasmanian Fire Service. The team enjoyed this job and were thrilled to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Tas Fire for doing such a wonderful job. One area of Merit that is growing rapidly is our security shredding service. Due to the large quantities we are receiving we are currently looking at grant funding opportunities to purchase an industrial shredder and baler. Throughout the year, we have continued to host many work experience students from Newstead College to assist them to be work ready at the completion of their studies. In May this year, we were graced with the commencement of a new employee, Kaylene Barnard, Kaylene has been a delight to have on the team and we look forward to helping her develop her skills in a variety of tasks. Once again, I thank Kim for her outstanding efforts and our team of employees for being so dedicated to their job and to Self Help Workplace. Juanita Richardson Senior Supervisor

PLENTY CATERING AND HIRE Corporate Catering

The team were kept busy this year preparing and delivering delicious food to local business and providing catering for businesses hiring our internal meeting room. Positive word of mouth has seen us pick up several new customers this year including Cowork Launceston and Commonwealth Bank. We would also like to thank our regular customers with special mention to Launceston Chamber of Commerce, J. Boag & Son, Baptcare, and MAIB for their ongoing support, loyalty and repeat orders.

Room & Bus Hire

Our meeting room has been utilised by many Tasmanian and interstate businesses and individuals this year for training, meetings, interviews and presentations with special thanks to our most regular hirer, OnRoad OffRoad for using our room and facilities for their accredited training courses. The Self Help Workplace bus has also continued to be made available and is regularly hired by local community and sporting groups to attend weekend games, events and exhibitions throughout the state.

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Prime timber production Due to our hard working team, commercial activity was solid during 2016-2017. Throughout the year we completed over 800 Berry stands and over 1,000 bins for the wine, apple and cherry industries state wide as well as assembling trays for growing mushrooms. Due to the seasonal nature of the industry, that meant we were extremely busy over Spring and Summer. In addition, we have continued to produce our standard products during the year that has seen us manufacture many hardwood and pine pallets for export and domestic use. We have also produced thousands of garden and tree stakes for our interstate and local customers. This year our team also docked approximately 40,000 timber studs and docked and boxed 100m3 of timber for firewood. During 2016-2017, myself and two other staff members undertook training in LEAN manufacturing that provided us with the tools to implement a lot of positive change within our area including: • • •

Changing the floor layout to improve safety and efficiency. Implementing 5s that has improved occupational health and safety. Visual Management cues to help with planning and scheduling of work.

The changes have been quickly accepted by the employees and they now have a greater ownership of their work areas. And, as a result of the layout changes, there has been a notable increase in output. I would like to thank all of our customers for supporting us this year with specific thanks to COSTA, Nyrstar and Neville Smith forrest Products. I would personally like thank my 19 hardworking employees and express my appreciation to Tom, Rodney, Donna and Tracey for their support over the past 12 months. I look forward to the continued success and challenges in the coming year. Darren McKercher Production Area Coordinator

encore clothing Encore achieved budget this year by selling over 22,000 items of clothing. Our employees work on a 3 month roster washing, drying and ironing clothes to put out into the shop and look after the store’s appearance. As a result of these efforts, we consistently receive positive feedback on the presentation and cleanliness of our store including this message from one of our loyal customers: “Best place to come. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Good prices, good service. Keep up the great work” Once again we thank Selena, our dedicated volunteer. for her continue support of Encore Clothing.

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Kim Nielsen-Mitchell Encore Clothing Supervisor

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workers committee The members of the workers committee for 2016 - 2017 Holly Arnold (Merit Commercial Solutions) Dale Kean (Prime Timber Production) Julieanne Peck (Merit Commercial Solutions) Marcus Hardy (Merit Commercial Solutions) Karmen Newton (Merit Commercial Solutions) Kelly Waters (Merit Commercial Solutions) Marcus, Karmen and Kelly joined the committee to take part in our monthly meetings and help make a difference this year. The Workers Committee members worked well together and have had a great year dealing with site and work area improvements, fundraising, and ensuring Self Help is a safe and happy workplace for all. Two of our biggest successes this year were: •

World’s Greatest Shave – Employee, Gerard Little, offered to shave his beard off if we raised $150. He smashed that target by raising $517.50!

Creation of the Buddy System and the Buddy Seat - New employees coming to Self Help will be supported by a ‘buddy’ in the workplace to make them feel welcome, learn about Self Help and meet new friends. The Workers Committee offered to step up to the Buddy Role.

The Buddy Seat is a beautiful bright blue park bench for anyone to sit on when they need a friend, when someone spots you they come over to sit with you and chat! The committee made huge fundraising contributions this year to the following causes: Royal Guide Dogs Australia Cancer Council Daffodil Day Cancer Council Footy Colours Day Leukaemia Foundation – World’s Greatest Shave

$51.75 $50.00 $50.00 $557.50

As a new financial year has passed we would like to thank Dale, Holly and Julieanne for their valuable contribution and dedication over the past two years as they step down to allow new committee members to join. Jordy Breen Administrative Assistant (& Committee Secretary)

employee of the year 2016 Kelly Waters Kelly started work with Self Help Workplace in November 1997. Over the past 19 years, she has become a very valued employee and good friend to her co-workers and staff. Kelly will put her hand to all jobs that come in to the Merit Commercial Solutions area and is especially skilled and speedy with the heat sealer which helps the team to get mail-out jobs done on time. Kelly’s helpful and friendly nature and her willingness to learn new jobs and work hard at them are what make her a very worthy, first time, winner of the Stephen Forrester Employee of the Year award for 2016.

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acknowledgements Donations, Bequests, Grants & Funding Thank you to the following organisations, businesses and funds for providing financial or in kind support and goods for various projects and upgrades.

Advertising Copy.......................................................................... Zest Asphalting .................................................................................... Venarchie Contracting Automatic Access Doors............................................................. Job Access IT Services ..................................................................................... Your IT Dept Life Skills Program Funding ......................................................... Bruce Wall Trust Fund New Market Expansion Program Funds..................................... Department of State Growth Road Base..................................................................................... Stornoway Shredder & Dishwasher ............................................................... Australia Post Waste Concession........................................................................ City of Launceston

Self Help Workplace is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

life members Mrs P Barton Mrs M Barrett Ms K Bayles Ms L Bever Mr G Birtwhistle Ms A Boland

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Mr P Bushby Mrs J Crawford Mr R Crawford Mr A Dingemanse Mrs L Farrington Mr D Kean

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Mrs F Layton Mr G Little Mrs M Ridgers Mrs D Rosier Mr M Rosier Mr C Smith

Mr R Tonerud Mrs M Walker Mr R Walker Mr H Williams Mr A Wilson RSID


the team

Andrew

Daniel

Ailsa

Alistair

Craig

Dale

Anita

Courtney

Craig

Daniel

Darren

Deborah

Denise

Eliza

Gerard

Graham

Hamish

Hannah

Harley

Helen

Holly

Jodie

John

Julieanne

Karen

Karmen

Katie

Kelly

Kevin

Kevin

Lynette

Mark

Mason

Michael

Monica

Kaylene

Marcus

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Nancy


Nicole

Norma

Richard

Ricky

Ricky

Ricky

Robert

Robert

Roger

Samantha

Sarah

Sean

Stewart

Susan

staff

Darren

Dianne

Donna

Rodney

Tom

Tracey

volunteers

Patricia

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Jordy

Juanita

Kim


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for the Year Ended 30 june 2017

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Statement of proFIT OR LOSS

Balance Sheet

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statement of changes in equity

STATEMENT OF cash fLOWS

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notes to the FI nancial statements

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1 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (a) Basis of Preparation These financial statements are special purpose financial statements prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Act 2012. The committee has determined that the not-forprofit Association is not a reporting entity. The financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historical costs modified by the revaluation of selected non-current assets, financial assets and financial liabilities for which the fair value basis of accounting has been applied. The following specific accounting policies, which are consistent with previous periods unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of these financial statements. Where items have been reallocated between line items in the financial statements, comparative figures have been reallocated accordingly to ensure comparability is maintained. (b) Revenue and other income Government funding Government grant revenue is recognised in the period in which the services funded by the grant are to be provided by the school. Where grants are received that relate to future periods, that portion of the grant is recognised as a liability on the balance sheet called grants in advance. Revenue is recognised on transfer of goods to the customer as this is deemed to be the point in time when risks and rewards are transferred and there is no longer any ownership or effective control over the goods. Donations and bequests are recognised as revenue when received. Interest is recognised when received. All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and services tax (GST). (c) Taxation Status Self HelpWorkshop Inc. (ABN 46 307 410 837) trading as Self Help Workplace and Encore Clothing is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient Status (DGR) and is endorsed to access the following taxation concessions: • GST Concessions • Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption • Income Tax Exemption Donations to Self Help Workshop Inc. over $2.00 are tax deductible. (d) Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, deposits held at call with banks, other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less. (e) Accounts Receivables Trade receivables and other receivables are recorded at amounts due less any allowance for doubtful debts. Bad debts are written off during the period in which it becomes apparent that the amounts will not be recoverable. (f) Property, Plant and Equipment Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost or fair value less, where applicable, any accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Buildings are not depreciated. (g) Goods and Services Tax (GST) Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Tax Office. In these circumstances, the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of an item of the expense. Receivables and payables in the balance sheet are shown inclusive of GST. (h) Provisions Provisions are recognised when the Association has a legal or constructive obligation, as a result of past events, for which it is probable that an outflow of economic benefits will result and that outflow can be reliably measured. Provision is made for the Association’s liability for employee benefits arising from services rendered by employees to balance date. Employee benefits have been measured at the amount unpaid at the reporting date at current payrates plus related oncosts, in respect of the employee’s service up to that date, for all employees with in excess of 5 years service.

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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL statementS

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AUDITOR ’s Independence Declaration

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Self Help Workplace can guillotine, collate, fold, seal and post all your bulk mail, assemble components, show bags and promotional material and assist with any of your print finishing needs plus many more services to help your business.

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