About Us

Our Story

Carisbrook Enterprises was founded in 2008 by Managing Director Scott Gillespie. The first client was Goodman Fielder, which Carisbrook helped to considerably increase their market share.

Beginning with three trucks Carisbrook Enterprises achieved a 20 percent increase in sales for Goodman Fielder within the first three months of operations. The Goodman Fielder relationship continued to thrive with additional contracts awarded to Carisbrook, and the firm now operates four trucks in Perth, three in Bunbury and one each in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie to service Goodman Fielder. Additionally, Carisbrook provides all the line haul operations moving Goodman Fielder’s products to Albany, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Bunbury each evening. Carisbrook also has two semi-trailers operating seven days per week transporting bulk bread from the Canningvale bakery to the Malaga distribution centre.

Carisbrook Enterprises’ reputation for excellent customer service was the catalyst for winning new business from George Weston Foods. In 2015, Mauri, the flour division of George Weston Foods, selected Carisbrook to operate its 3000 sqm warehouse in Malaga, transporting product from Northam to Malaga using a pocket road train and delivering bagged flour to customers across the metropolitan area. The Carisbrook and Mauri teams have collaborated to make the WA site one of the best performing in Australia.

In March 2017, Carisbrook was awarded the contract to deliver all bagged flour throughout the Sydney metro area. Employing a transport coordinator (who manages four trucks operating out of Enfield), Carisbrook is now responsible for delivering bagged flour to end users in the greater Sydney precinct and southern regions in the Wollongong area. Carisbrook also provides services for Mauri in Victoria.

Fostering an unwavering safety culture, the custom-branded fleet of trucks are renewed every five years and all vehicles are fitted with the latest safety features to ensure drivers are comfortable and safe.  Safety procedures and policies are adhered to and monitored daily and adjustment and improvements made as required.

Our Difference

It’s our people, our service and our commitment to safety which make Carisbrook Enterprises stand out from the competition.

Carisbrook has a proven track record of providing superior service to its clients and their customers. Our people are an extension of our client’s team and they work tirelessly, smartly, creatively and safely to ensure our clients receive the best possible service. Clients tell us that they can rely on Carisbrook to provide the distribution and transportation services, so they can get on with manufacturing quality food and food products.

Carisbrook Enteprises is a company with a strong safety culture. Staff receive regular training on all aspects of occupational health and safety and every employee is empowered to monitor and report safety hazards or incidents, which are promptly acted upon.  Safety procedures and policies are adhered to and monitored daily and adjustment and improvements made as required.

Our vehicles are regularly maintained and have the latest safety features such as GPS tracking and speed monitoring technologies. Our fleet is replaced every five years ensuring we have modern, safe and efficient vehicles for our client’s needs.

Executive Team

Scott Gillespie

Managing Director

Scott Gillespie founded Carisbrook Enterprises, in 2008 after noticing a need for locating and retaining reliable contractors during the WA mining boom.  With a sales and management background and vast network his first client was Goodman Fielder (one of the top 100 Manufacturing businesses in Australia). Scott focused on what Goodman Fielder needed and delivered it with the highest customer service.

Under his leadership, the Carisbrook team has helped considerably increased Goodman Fielder’s market share over the last 10 years in WA. Carisbrook’s reputation for excellent customer service was the catalyst for winning new business from George Weston Foods. The Carisbrook and Mauri teams have collaborated to make the WA site one of the best performing in Australia.

Attracting a range of clients in the Food Services industry across Australia, including George Weston Food (Mauri ANZ), Carisbrook is now a national enterprise employing more than 100 staff.

Courtney Lesk

WA State Manager

Courtney joined the Carisbrook Enterprises team in 2014, after moving her family from Gnowangerup in the State’s south, to Mandurah. Her diverse role at Carisbrook means she manages the office, oversees the warehouse operations and is often in a truck – and that’s just the way she likes it.

Courtney honed her management skills from previous operational roles with the Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre, has completed various Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) courses and is accredited to administer fatigue management. An accomplished multi-tasker with a quest for learning new skills, Courtney has also completed group fitness instructor training and an Adobe inDesign computer publishing and design course. She now has her sights set on obtaining a Certificate II in OHS and gain her truck and forklift licenses.

Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, keeping fit at the gym and gardening. She lives life to the fullest and wants the same for her girls.

Melinda Brown

Financial Controller

Melinda has over 25 years’ experience working within the private and not for profit sectors both within Australia and overseas.

Melinda joined the Carisbrook Enterprises team in March 2013 in the role of Financial Controller bringing a wealth of corporate finance knowledge and experience spanning numerous industries.

Prior to working with Carisbrook, Melinda has assisted many smaller enterprises in setting up their companies, writing business plans and creating financial accounts whilst working in a self-employed capacity running her own successful operation.

When not in the office, Melinda enjoys life on her farm with her Alpaca Stud/Fleece business.

Management Team

Paul Kennison

Driver Supervisor

Paul joined the Carisbrook Enterprises team in June 2017 as an articulated vehicle driver on the Goodman Fielder/Tip Top shuttle run. In February 2018 he moved into the multi-combination driver’s seat for the Perth to Northam shuttle run. Paul brings years of driving experience to Carisbrook having expertly operated a range of vehicles throughout his time, including fuel tankers. Paul has achieved his Certificate IV as a Trainer Assessor and loves mentoring his students across a range of industries. Since February 2019, Paul has held the role of Driver Supervisor. A people-person with a strong work ethic, makes Paul an ideal leader within the Carisbrook transport division. Paul enjoys the variety of work with Carisbrook and the friendly team spirit.  

Phil Kirk

Warehouse Supervisor

Phil joined the Carisbrook Enterprises team in 2015 and is currently the Warehouse Supervisor at the Malaga, WA site. Having previously worked as a Supply Supervisor for a gold mining company in the Northern Territory, Phil brought solid, ‘hands-on’ warehousing skills as well as management experience to Carisbrook.

With his friendly manner and dedicated work ethic, Phil’s positive daily contribution to the Mauri ANZ and Carisbrook partnership is felt from his peers through to management and the client. Phil enjoys the small team environment of the Malaga site as he can get to know his colleagues and client representatives well.

When he’s not working, Phil enjoys spending time with friends, chasing after the grandkids or honing his woodworking skills. He’s been furthering his woodworking hobby with recent studies in furniture making and he also likes to wind down with some sport action, such as watching West Coast Eagles games or playing a round of golf.

Cathy Bertolini

Sales Manager

Cathy joined the Carisbrook Enterprises team in 2010 and brought decades of invaluable experience from her lengthy tenure with Goodman Fielder (previously known as Buttercup Bakeries) where she had worked in roles encompassing sales, marketing, merchandising and management, since 1973.

Cathy met (and even trained) Carisbrook’s Managing Director, Scott Gillespie, when they both worked for Goodman Fielder and they quickly formed an efficient working team. When Scott founded Carisbrook Enterprises and required a sales guru, Cathy was the perfect candidate.

With her high energy and admirable people skills, Cathy quickly builds solid relationships with clients, customers and team members and thrives on the variety that her role brings each day. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Cathy also uses her wealth of experience and problem-solving skills to find solutions to all situations when they arise.

Cathy has completed Diplomas in Management, Sales and Marketing and Life Saving.

When she’s not on the warehouse or shop floor, you can find Cathy on a softball field either coaching a junior softball team or scoring high-level softball and T-ball games. Cathy is a Director of Scoring WA and recently attended a week-long training course covering the South Asia Pacific games as part of the National Level 5 scoring accreditation. Helping her achieve her aspirations both on and off the diamond is Cathy’s supportive, loyal husband.

Carol Wallbank

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Carol commenced with Carisbrook Enterprises in 2017 as a specialist in the areas of implementing multifacted communications programs including marketing, business development, change management, PR, social media, CSR, stakeholder relations, sustainability reporting and media.

With her vast experience working across the corporate sector, Government, SME’s, universities, small businesses, and not-for-profits she is has a keen interest in developing and growing businesses.

Carol holds an MBA from Curtin University (specialising in Change Management), a Diploma of Financial Markets and recently completed an Advanced Governance course focused on not-for profits.

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