Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Limited held its 18th national conference recently in the Hunter Valley, NSW with the three-day event featuring presentations from all departments of the business.

Addressing more than 70 delegates, deputy managing director, Philip Perham projected a very healthy outlook for the company in the following 12 months. Referring to the manufacturer’s fifth consecutive year of growth, he announced that “…the sleeping giant has woken up”.

According to Perham, Fujitsu is committed to investing where necessary to achieve this success, and ensuring the company understands and delivers their customers’ needs.

The three-day agenda also included guest presentations from Neil Craig, Essendon Football Club’s general manager – football performance, and Michael Maguire, head coach of the 2014 NRL premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs. Both Craig and Maguire shared insights on what makes a team ‘Fit 4 Business’, which was the theme for this year’s conference.

The national conference was also an opportunity for Fujitsu to recognise outstanding employee contributions and sales performances. Awards for 2014-15 were presented to Marcus Shepes - Business development manager: Retail (Victoria); David Hurry - Business development manager: Dealer (Queensland); and John McLeod - Business development manager: Commercial (Victoria).

The annual Company Distinction Award was presented to Luke Meyers, the service supervisor in South Australia, while Victorian state manager, David Foley, won the highly valued Bill Gillett Memorial Award for the second year running.