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The Sydney Immigration team recently welcomed two babies to the team!

Office Manager Dianne Bourne gave birth to Zoe who has grown so much since the picture in our last edition, and Senior Consultant Allanah O’Hanlan (nee Maguire) gave birth to Eden – just weeks apart! The gorgeous girls have been in to visit the office and both new mums are enjoying the new additions to their families.


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Meanwhile, the Melbourne Immigration Team has welcomed Komathy who has relocated from Sydney with her husband Mayo who has taken up a Vascular Surgery appointment at the Austin Hospital. Komathy and Mayo have also recently introduced a new addition to their own family – a Daschund puppy called Shultz.



Wridgways, in affiliation with Mindtribes and Mindpearl were very proud to be announced last week as Runner up, honorary mention for ‘Best Improvement Project’ at the Contact Centre Excellence Awards! The MC expressed: ‘in a conference that focussed on technology it is great to see the focus on people to deliver customer experience’. Pictured above is Div Pillay from Mindtribes, who has worked extensively with our team over recent months with amazing results. Well done to all involved, especially Martha Wedlock and the Fiji team members, as well as Petar Ralevski. To read more visit the Mindtribes website



Congratulations to our winners of the 2016 External Sales Person of the Year Award – Lee Plumridge, and our 2016 Internal Sales Person of the Year Award – Michael Knowles. Both of these winners are based in our Sydney Branch, and we were so pleased that Patrick White and Andrew Simpson were in attendance to present these awards, alongside our Consumer Sales Leader, Charles Garner.


Andrew and Ivan

Our General Manager of Immigration Services, Ivan Chait recently became a Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia, which is an honour bestowed upon just 50 of the most recognised Immigration professionals within Australia. We would like to congratulate Ivan for being named as a Fellow, which is not only an amazing personal achievement, but also continues to build on the already excellent name of Santa Fe Immigration Services.




Congratulations to Deb Hodges from Sydney, who recently celebrated her ten years of service milestone at Wridgways. Thank you so much Deb, for your dedication to our company, and we wish you many more happy years to come.


Simon bike

Simon Delmo from the Melbourne Immigration Team has passed on this great photo along with some information about the advanced rider training he took part in recently…

“On December 19th I participated in the California Superbike School’s advanced rider training, which is held at Phillip Island. The Phillip Island Circuit is famous worldwide among riding enthusiasts and is considered one of the best motorcycle racetracks on the planet. Superbike School is an intense day of six periods of classroom instruction, each followed by track time to practise the newly learned skills. Thankfully the day was a lovely 29 degrees with a cool breeze coming off the ocean which borders the track. Even more fortunately I didn’t crash my bike!”



During January, several members of our Business Development team took advantage of the great corporate hospitality opportunities that the Australian Open provides, by entertaining our clients in style. With a week’s worth of world-class tennis, featuring some of the world’s best players, this relationship building exercise was a valuable experience and also lots of fun!