Unprofitable contracts rumoured to be cause of Swan’s demise

After the company’s demise a week before, Swan Services’ directors say the company had a turnover of $92 million in the last financial year’ stated a 28 May article by Cara Waters in the Property Observer. However, administrator from Pitcher Partners, Anthony Elkerton, said despite its strong cash flow, Swan Services was affected by both short- […]

BSCAA and United Voice fight for employee entitlements

As reported yesterday, Swan Services was placed into voluntary administration by its directors on Wednesday 22 May. INCLEAN approached the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) and the cleaner’s union, United Voice, to make comment… “Bob Swan has been a colourful identity in the cleaning industry for more than 40 years, and his company […]

Unhappy fall-out raised from demise of Swan Services

On 22 May major cleaning company Swan Services, run by founder and owner Robert Swan for 43 years, went out of business, ‘putting 2500 cleaners across Australia – and an estimated 800 in Victoria – out of work’ stated a report by Stephen Cauchi in The Age. Anthony Wayne Elkerton and David Gregory Young of […]


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