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Client of the Month: High Grade Mechanical

Categories: Staff Spotlight
5 June 2018

We are really proud to highlight High Grade Mechanical (High Grade) as our Client of the Month.

Founded by Mark and Jennie Olszewski in 2011, High Grade provides mobile maintenance services to its mining and civil clients by offering highly skilled Diesel Mechanics and Auto Electricians on a casual basis.

Starting from scratch, Mark and Jennie have successfully built the business as a result of their outstanding reputation in the industry. This has come about through establishing excellent relationships with their clients, developing a deep understanding of the client’s requirements and employing only the best tradesmen.

High Grade’s clients include some of the largest mining services contractors in the market and they are now starting to deal directly with the biggest miners in Australia. They employ 110 tradesmen across Australia and will shortly begin servicing clients in Africa.

Jennie is passionate about bringing the experience she gained earlier in her career in larger corporate businesses to High Grade. She is leading the implementation of the ISO 9001 program and has recently launched a comprehensive Happy, Healthy, Wealthy employee support program.

As well as being CEO of High Grade and a mum to two sons, Jennie finds the time to work on her other passion supporting indigenous and female employment.

Through her leadership, Women Grow Oz, has developed a hemp and cotton blend material to manufacture high visibility work wear for the mining industry. The brand Wortkoorl Workwear which means “moving forward together” is clearly aligned to their vision to rid the industry of synthetic non-biodegradable hi-vis shirts and to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal Australians.

Kensington Partners has been High Grade’s trusted adviser since 2011 and our service offering has grown with the business.  “Kensington Partners are our key strategic advisers and their team provide us with a completely outsourced Finance function. This allows Mark and I to focus on growing the business” Jennie said.

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