GNS, like other businesses in the discretionary retail sector, has operated through a very trying trading environment over the past 12 months. Our retailers have suffered from a lack of consumer confidence and increased competition, causing our 2014/15 sales to dip slightly.  As mentioned in the previous newsletter, we have implemented changes in our banking facilities to the betterment of our company, and in the long run our suppliers, customers and employees, and we will continue to look for ways to improve systems and processes.

Since the start of the new financial year, my team has been extremely busy with payroll and annual reporting requirements. We hosted our auditors in NSW in August and September, and this remains an ongoing process. On another note, Doreen Tawil has taken the opportunity and challenge of the Accounts Payable Supervisor role.

Doreen has been with GNS for over 10 years and has always proved to be a good team player and quick learner. She is always willing to assist and go “above and beyond”.  As well as supervising her team, Doreen will be responsible for all warehouse payrolls, so, if you have any payroll queries, please direct these to her at  I am sure you will all support Doreen in her new role and join me in saying “Congratulations!”

To keep you up-to-date, the rest of the accounts payable team’s state responsibilities are listed below.  These will change progressively as we centralise functions and systems, which we will communicate at the time.

Crystina Sumner

Dawn Dennis
Natasha Nestorovska

Leigh Galloway
Financial Controller