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  • Pioneering couple clock up 15 years’ s...

    Claire and Bill Douglas with their 15 Year Service Award. The couple were the first CrestClean franchisees in Rotorua when they started their business in 2003.

      They were Crest pioneers after becoming the company’s first franchisees in Rotorua 15 years ago. Bill and Claire Douglas threw themselves into the work, learning on the job as they picked up more customers in the central North Island tourist city. They were so busy it left precious little

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  • CrestClean business owners honoured at a...

    Rajinesh Prasad and Monisha Lata, who have been business owners for three years, receive their Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

    Crest business owners received awards at the company’s recent annual team meeting in Christchurch. Among the recipients were Rajinesh Prasad and his wife Monisha Lata, who were presented with a Certificate of Long Service. It’s been a busy 12 months for Rajinesh, who earlier this year was “fast tracked” to

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  • Couple who tripled size of business cele...

    Kamlesh Gounder receives his Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director.

      When Kamlesh Gounder quit his management job at the Warehouse to go fulltime with his Crest business he felt a real sense of freedom, he says. That decision is something he hasn’t looked back on, his franchise having more than tripled in size, with Kamlesh and his wife Purnima

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  • Flexible working hours means plenty of t...

    Fomai Vaitupu with Tony and Nicky Kramers in the First Church of Otago at Dunedin where he is an elder and Secretary of the Samoan Congregation.

      He’s just a few days away from being eligible to draw the pension but Fomai Vaitupu won’t entertain any thoughts of hanging up his cleaning gear. “I’ll be working in Crest for as long as I can stand up,” was the quick-fire answer when CrestClean bosses asked what his

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  • They’ve joined Crest’s $100K Club...

    William and Aroha Metuamate receive their long service award from Shareen Raj, CrestClean’s Palmerston North / Kapiti Coast Regional Manager.

      Her CrestClean business was trucking along nicely – but it’s really taken off since she got her lorry driver husband on board. Aroha Metuamate has more than doubled the size of her franchise since William quit his day job. The couple have now joined other franchisees who are in

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  • Fiza has the last laugh as mates see his...

    Fiza Rahiman receives a Certificate of Achievement from the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Making the presentation is Dries Mangnus, CrestClean’s Auckland Central Regional Manager.

      His friends were quick to poke fun at him when he told them he’d bought a cleaning franchise. “When I joined CrestClean my friends laughed at me,” Fiza Rahiman says, recalling the cruel comments from mates who would later be forced to eat their words. “They told me that

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  • Tasty pizza treat for school’s Cleanes...

    Room 2 (Master Guard Room) at Ashburton Borough School were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. Handing out the pizza is CrestClean business owner Cicero Calzada.

      There was a big cheer for CrestClean’s Cicero Calzad when he delivered a tasty treat to Ashburton Borough School. The Room 2 youngsters were rewarded with a pizza lunch for winning Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The competition is run at many of the 500 schools throughout New Zealand that

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  • Cookie company’s all-sweet with Crest...

    Noel MacDonald, Chief Data Officer, Jenny Kemp, Warehouse Manager, with CrestClean Managing Director Grant McLauchlan and Gina Holland, Christchurch South Regional Manager.

    A cheeky character took the biscuit when CrestClean managers dropped in on one of the country’s iconic brands – Cookie Time. The Cookie Muncher popped up to steal the limelight during a photoshoot with CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan and Gina Holland, Christchurch South Regional Manager. Gina says Crest is

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  • Study and dedication to her role pays of...

    Christina Kelliher, CrestClean’s Payroll Manager, with Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director.

      Hard work and dedication to the profession she is passionate about has paid off in the form of official recognition for CrestClean’s Christina Kelliher. Christina is one of the first payroll practitioners in the country to have achieved a new industry accreditation. The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA)

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  • Buying a Crest business brought financia...

    Alistair and Mary McCormick receive their Certificate of Long Service from CrestClean Managing Director Grant McLauchlan.

    He’s just celebrated a decade with CrestClean but Alistair McCormick admits he has one big regret, “I wish I joined 10 years earlier”. He and his wife Mary say buying a Crest franchise changed their lives, bringing them financial stability with a guaranteed regular income after Alistair had been made

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  • Crest trainer is Franchisee of the Year...

    Kumaran Nair receives the Christchurch South Franchisee of the Year Award. With him are Gina Holland and Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

    He’s a standout franchisee who has picked up a prestigious award for being the region’s top CrestClean business owner. Gina Holland, Crest’s Christchurch South Regional Manager, says Kumaran Nair had outshone others to win her region’s Franchisee of the Year title. But she has predicted that next year it will

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  • It’s pass the parcel as Crest’s hamp...

    Linda Hill, Crest’s Auckland East Regional Director, with Margaret Walker and the prize hamper.

    It was third time lucky when a prize hamper donated by CrestClean went through several pairs of hands before a deserving winner was finally found. The box of luxury goodies had been up for grabs during a conference attended by members of Howick Pakuranga Principals’ Association. Delegates visiting the CrestClean

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