Broadbat going, going


The company that ran a shonky Queenstown cleaning firm embroiled in a Government investigation faces liquidation.

Broadbat Ltd, a Wellington-based company trading as Southern Cleaning Services (SCS) nationwide, faces a High Court hearing on Monday after a liquidation application was lodged recently.

Mountain Scene revealed last June that SCS Queenstown allegedly failed to forward staff PAYE, child support and student loan deductions to Inland Revenue.

Broadbat, run by sole director and principal shareholder Greg Thomas, is also being investigated by the Department of Labour after allegedly shortchanging workers on holiday pay.

The local SCS branch held major cleaning contracts with Queenstown Lakes District Council, Wakatipu High, Queenstown Airport and O’Connell’s Shopping Centre.

The applicant for the liquidation is national food service company Compass Group New Zealand.