This year, Glad Group celebrates 30 years of the Glad Family, which has grown from just one to over 2,500 across Australia and New Zealand.

In 1984, founder Nick Iloski immigrated to Australia with his wife Lucy. This marked the start of an amazing career that has spanned over 35 years.

In the very beginning, Nick built relationships with business owners all over Sydney cleaning offices, shops – even Carla Zampatti’s boutique on Elizabeth Street and the windows of high rise buildings.

With encouragement from his clients, in May 1989, the Glad Group officially opened for business. With great passion and determination, Nick together with Lucy worked hard to build their reputation and began to see the company grow.

In 2005, the Glad Group was awarded its very first Westfield contract and saw many years of growth. The journey wasn’t all smooth sailing though with many ups and downs along the way. One thing that has remained strong is Nick’s entrepreneurial spirit, which has been the driving force behind Glad Group’s success.

To this very day you will see Nick visiting the sites we provide cleaning, security, concierge and maintenance services, and it’s not uncommon to see him stop and pick up litter or fix something that’s out of place. Most importantly he always takes the time to check in with staff, making sure everyone is happy and things are going well.

His amazing dedication to delivering the very best service to clients and creating a workforce that is treated like family is unwavering.

“It feels like yesterday that my wife and I opened the doors to our family cleaning business. We worked hard to build the company, provide the best service to our clients and look after the people that chose to work with us – our Glad Family.
I am proud of what the Glad Group has achieved over the past 30 years and I have been fortunate to work with wonderful people. Thank you for sharing my dream to create Australia’s very best property services organisation. I look forward to the next 30 years.” – Nick Iloski Founder and Managing Director, Glad Group.

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