Patrick Lee-Lo

Ding Dong, El Presidente’s gone


This morning the Building Services Contractors New Zealand (BSC for short) sent out an email to members announcing that El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo has stepped down as National President.

You may recall that for some time WOBH has poured sunlight into the BSC. Many, including Rodney Hide, called it a cartel-like organisation for being party to an Principles Agreement that excluded businesses from government contracts.

National?s former Minister of Labour Simon Bridges did the right thing and axed this agreement, much to the horror of El Presidente who claimed it was part of some conspiracy to undermine workers? rights.

According to the announcement sent to members (and forwarded to WOBH by a member of the fish-gang), CEO Lillian Small says Patrick Lee-Lo was a ?vibrant President?. I’d?agree with that.

Here?s the email. ? Read more »

BSC membership in further disarray thanks to Spotless


The other week I blogged about how?Spotless was putting their people first by ditching them without a second thought.

The tip-line lit up about Spotless and how they?re doing this right across the country, ditching 80% of their cleaning contracts.

So now there are companies, organisations and schools up and down the country all being affect by Part 6A thanks to Simon Bridges? Employment Relations legislation.

Spotless also just happens to be a key member of the cartel like Building Service Contractors or BSC for short, happily chucking them $20k a year in membership fees.

We all know how close the BSC?s El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo is to the unions, so it?s no surprise that the newish CEO Lillian Small has also been drawn into the union vortex.

Here?s Lillian?s spin from a?BSC release following their MECA discussions?with their union mates.

?The MECA is a strong point of difference between companies which are members?of BSC and those which are not.?Businesses contracting a BSC member can be confident?they are using a?reputable company which treats its cleaning staff fairly, ensuring?fair pay, reasonable hours and safe conditions.?

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Back in ya box El Presidente


Via the Fish-gang tip-line.

Regular readers will know the?Government has finally shut the door on the cartel-like rort that was (and still is) the little known Building Service Contractors New Zealand?or BSC for short.

A reader has sent through the recent BSC AGM minutes. They?re interesting reading.

Some may know?that El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo got a slapping for attacking the $1b franchise industry?? despite having so-called members actually being franchise members.

Looks like Paddy is doing a flip-flop and now sees the BSC as a franchisor keen on flogging off their recent CleanSweep event.


Will the BSC now be seeking membership of the Franchise Association of New Zealand? ? Read more »

Simon Bridges mans up – Kicks cartels like BSC to touch


Credit where credit is due.

Today Simon Bridges has announced that he is sorting out the mess created by Labour and is giving Kiwi companies the chance to operate on a fair and level playing field when it comes to government procurement/tenders.

In a release titles Improvements to Procurement Rules, Bridges says;

?The change means suppliers of cleaning services will no longer be required to join and pay for membership to an industry association to contract with Government,? says Mr Bridges.

?Instead, the Government will be able to contract with all suitable suppliers of cleaning services and award contracts on the merit of tenders.

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Will Patrick Lee-lo embarrass the building Service Contractors again?


Regular readers will know that the Owl and I have been keeping track and shining some sunlight on the financials of the dodgy cartel like Building Service Contractors NZ or BSC for short.

Essentially, this union-styled organisation has quietly tucked its members for thousands of dollars; to such an extent that it?was sitting on a whopping $1.8m and growing pile of cash… and that was back in 2012.? Read more »

“Let them eat cake” – BSCNZ reports to members


While the level of troughing varies, in general, troughers are the same wherever you go.

They have this sense of entitlement and believe that they deserve the perks.

Scumbag unions the world over have been exposed for diving into the trough and lavishing it up is flash places around the world.

My good friend?Patrick Lee-Lo, El Presidente of the Building Service Contractors, certainly enjoys the trough?provided by his cleaning members. By the looks of things Kimberly Clark?s Lillian Small also enjoyed her foray into the trough via a visit to New York. ? Read more »

A tip-line message to the Government

Yesterday I posted a photo of our friend, El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo, his new travelling sidekick Lillian Small and the BSC king-pin Bob King over in New York.

Despite the short week with many taking an extra few day?s leave, the post resulted in the following being sent into the tip-line.

Dear Cameron,

I have read with interest your ongoing blog posts about the Building Service Contractors New Zealand and their preferred position for government tenders. As a small company in the service sector, it appalls me that the National Government has allowed this situation to continue.

I?m keen to grow my business and would like to apply for government tenders, but as a small business I do not want to have to fork over hard-earned revenue to an organisation (BSCNZ) that, in my view, offers very little to me or my company.

I was very interested to see the Government undertake a review of the BSCNZ membership requirement, and hoped that small NZ companies like mine would have an equal opportunity to win new business by way of government contracts.

To see the BSCNZ managers fly around the world, secure in the knowledge they have government contracts all tucked up for their paid-up member?s benefit, is nothing but offensive to those who want to stand on the merits of their own work and service offering. ? Read more »

BSC cartel junkets, troughing it up on members coin in New York


The problem with troughers is that they don?t get that it?s not their money they?re troughing through.

A prime example of this is by El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo of the cartel-like Building Service Contractors or BSC for short.

There?s also some troughers that know it?s better to share some of the spoils in order to prevent office factions emerging that could threaten the existing hierarchy. Seems Paddy is no slouch when it comes to making sure his patch is protected.

Paddy?s previous offside/fellow travelling sidekick Marja Verkerk?has been dumped for the?Kimberley Clark?newbie Lillian Small.

In February?I blogged about a junket too good to miss for Paddy, hinting that Lillian Small will be accompanying him.

The photo above tells an even more interesting story, and one that has the Fish Gang seething.

Not only are Paddy & Lillian troughing it up on the backs of $20,000 membership fees, Paddy?s protector Bob King just happens to be caught in the frame as well.

Who is Bob King you ask? Just the?BSC?s Council Member that signed off Rule #19?? which they have ignored since adopting it. Seems the rules don?t apply if you?re the boss, or the boss?s mate.


Problem with EL Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo, is that the office has already sprung some leaks.

And with MBIE about to pull the plug on the dodgy rort preventing non-BSC member companies from getting government contracts, the curtain looks to be finally falling on these three troughers.

Project Revitalisation – BSC iceberg moment imminent


The adage that sunlight is the best disinfectant always bears fruit in the end. Trouble is that some people just don?t seem to see the rays of light beaming down on them.

Take our friends at the cartel-like Building Service Contractors NZ or BSC as they like to be known.

Its El Presidente Patrick Lee-Lo continues on as though nothing is wrong, oblivious to the weight of government bearing down on his little rort.

Even fresh faced Lillian Small, who it seems?continues to work for Kimberley Clark, as well as under Paddy, is desperately trying to give the place a new spruce of paint by way of new newsletters.

In a rat-cunning attempt to give the Government the illusion of relevance, its PR advisers are pushing a ?Project Revitalisation? ? a clear sign and acknowledgement that they are out of date.

You can tell the PR b.s. when you see words like ?excellent and innovative work?, ?contribution made by our industry often flies beneath the radar when it comes to public recognition?, ?BSC can provide even better value for our members?. Cough, splutter, hurl. ?? Read more »

Sponsors in the dark about BSCs problems, Ctd


My friends at the cartel like BSC really must be worried about their upcoming Clean Sweep Awards, particularly as the tip line continues to provide worrying accounts of dodgy dealings that may upset their principal sponsor Staples.

They?ve had to extend the deadline for entries into their ?Clean Sweep Awards?, which is always code for whoops we haven?t got many entries so let?s push out the date and hope for some more to come in.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, so best that Joe Taylor, Head of Facilities Solutions Australia gets to hear about the organisation he?s aligning Staples with.

He?s obviously fallen deep into El President?s Patrick Lee-Lo?s lap, gushing over the prospect the Staples will be able to hoe into the BSC membership ? all 39 of them.? Read more »