27th June 2013 – Announcement

Blast Off For A Cure” raises over $80,000 for Sydney Childrens” Hospital sponsored by Australian Recoveries & Collections Pty Ltd

Australian Recoveries & Collections is very pleased to report that more than $80,000 was raised from the “Blast Off For A Cure” fundraising activities which will go directly to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Centre for Cancer and Blood Disorders.  Not only did the event raise a large sum of money which will all go directly to the Sydney Children’s Hospital, it helped raise awareness of Neuroblastoma which is the leading cause of cancer deaths of children under 5, it is also the most common solid cancerous tumor found in young children and for children with aggressive Neuroblastoma the survival rate is just 40%.

I would like to sincerely thank all Australian Recoveries & Collections customers, suppliers, employee’s and friends who made auction donations, donated money, bought raffle tickets and shared our fundraising pages (http://arcmercantile.com.au/giving-back-to-the-community) . With so many great charities competing for peoples support I was overwhelmed at people’s generosity and support of a cause that is so close to my heart having my God Daughter Isabella suffering from the disease.

Australian Recoveries & Collections will continue our support for this great cause by pledging $50 out of the first years membership of any customer we sign.  Anyone else who wants to get involved and donate can go to our fundraising page on our company website and make a donation

25th September 2012 – Announcement

Australian Recoveries & Collections are very pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Milne Berry Berger and Freedman (MBBF) as our preferred legal services provider in NSW. MBBF is a practice that has been providing legal advice to families, businesses, organisations and charities for over 87 years and has chosen to align themselves with Australian Recoveries and Collections with the view to uphold Australian Recoveries & Collections mission to deliver “Industry Leading Recovery Rates and Best Practice Customer Service”.

This alliance will see a very familiar team reunited with Australian Recoveries & Collections founders Andrew Smith and Craig Brugman having worked with Mittu Gopalan (Partner MBBF) and MBBF for many years whilst at Dun & Bradstreet. This new engagement follows the end of a 20+ year relationship between Dun & Bradstreet and MBBF, where MBBF was very proud to have achieved a 98% win ratio and 80% return in defended matters.

When Mittu Gopalan was asked about the recent engagement with Australian Recoveries & Collections, her comments were “It’s great to be working with Andrew and Craig again. Many of Australian Recoveries & Collections core values around service and maximising returns for customers are strongly aligned with those of MBBF. I’m excited about what the future will bring”.

When Andrew Smith (Australian Recoveries & Collections Managing Director) was asked about the alliance his response was “I am extremely pleased that Australian Recoveries & Collections have been given such a great opportunity to utilise the wealth of experience and knowledge of MBBF. We have always experienced great service in the past from Mittu and her team and I can only say that D&B’s loss is Australian Recoveries & Collections gain”.

24th September 2012 – Announcement

Australian Recoveries & Collections are delighted to announce the appointment of Shane Ashton to the position of National Business Development Manager. Shane comes to Australian Recoveries & Collections after roles with Dun & Bradstreet where he held the position of Senior Account Manager where he was responsible for the account management and new business acquisition within D&B’s debt collection and credit reporting’s divisions. Shane more recently worked at Orient Capital as a Business Development Manager targeting ASX listed companies to utilise Orient Capitals investor relation services.

Shane’s main focus will be to manage new customer acquisitions and upholding Australian Recoveries & Collections core value proposition of “Industry Leading Recovery Rates with Best Practice Customer Service”.

To contact Shane Ashton please email him at shane@arcmercantile.com.au or call  on his direct line on 02 85709221.

21st August 2012 – Announcement

Australian Recoveries & Collections Pty Ltd (ARC) are very pleased to announce the appointment of Gwen Charman to the position of Senior Account Manager within our commercial debt collection team. Gwen comes to Australian Recoveries & Collections with over 25 years experience in the collections industry working for both the internal collections department of P&O Shipping and also working for external mercantile/debt collection agencies including NCML and Dun & Bradstreet.

Gwen takes on the responsibility of ensuring we uphold Australian Recoveries & Collections customer promise of “Industry Leading Recovery Rates and Best Practice Customer Service” to our major commercial customers.

To contact Gwen Charman please email her at gwen@arcmercantile.com.au or call her direct line on 02 85709206.