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  • Triplets a key part of family’s successful franchise

    When Marta Manicia needs three extra pairs of hands to help her with the family cleaning business she doesn’t have to look far. For the Southland CrestClean team is unique as three of its members are triplets, and the young women enjoy nothing better than rolling up their sleeves and doing their bit for mum

  • Our people helping to celebrate 20 years

    It’s a family team in Nelson with Robyn Fearn and daughters Natasha and Melanie.

    It’s a family team in Nelson with Robyn Fearn and daughters Natasha and Melanie.[/caption] Today marks a very special milestone anniversary for CrestClean – but it’s really just the beginning of a very exciting year ahead. This is our big celebration year and today we’re gearing up for a fantastic 12 months of special events

  • CrestClean turns 20 today!

    Let’s celebrate our big birthday… Crest was launched in 1996, at a time when there was opportunity for change in New Zealand’s cleaning industry. Our vision was to develop a proprietary franchise system with innovative business processes designed to capture a large market share by enhancing service levels. Twenty prosperous years later, CrestClean has become

  • Filipino couple create a little bit of Crest...

    Niza and Fredie Dela Cruz enjoy being small business owners.

    Niza and Fredie Dela Cruz feel a sense of pride in that they have helped to make a little bit of history for Crest in the Waikato. Throughout New Zealand CrestClean has 34 different nationalities represented among our franchisees. And although there are Filipinos in other Crest regions throughout the country, the couple are Waikato’s

  • Cleanest classroom competition sees big gain in cleaning...

    Shirley Keaton, a teacher at Rosebank School, with the winning Room 7 students.

    Eager children at Balclutha’s Rosebank School went on a clean-up crusade after Crest franchisee Farina Shah spoke at morning assembly. When the youngsters heard about Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award the eager youngsters couldn’t wait to get started. Farina was joined by Antoine Zoghbi, Crest’s Otago and Southland Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. The pair explained how the

  • He’s a polished performer at those sweeping turns

    Jan Lichtwark’s a picture of concentration on his test drive.

    Jan Lichtwark’s more at home behind the wheel of his beloved Holden Colorado with the powerful grunt of a 2.8 turbo motor under the bonnet and its sleek lines oozing style and sophistication. But Crest’s Tauranga Regional Manager was happy to drop down a gear and swap seats to take the wheel of a battery-powered

  • Crest praised after quake-hit town’s school reopens

    The Crest cleaning team (back row from left) Kumar Raj, Chithan Kumar, Jaydeep Patel, Sanjeev Raj. Front: Bhoomi Patel and Waiau School Principal Mary Kimber.

    A primary school in a quake-hit north Canterbury township has been able to reopen after a helping hand from CrestClean personnel. Waiau School Principal Mary Kimber has praised Crest, saying it was through the “hard work of the cleaners that we are able to reopen this school”. The 139-year-old school became the local evacuation meeting

  • Training bar set high but franchisees excel

    Adam Hodge shows franchisees how to safely pour cleaning solutions to obtain the correct dilution.

    The bar was set high for Tauranga franchisees when they came under the eagle eye of Adam Hodge. They were given practical tasks to test their competency in order to obtain a Certificate in Commercial Cleaning awarded by the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Adam, the institute’s CEO, was overseeing the assessments, which included three health

  • Franchisees shine in safety and quality audit

    Richard Kemm has his vehicle and cleaning equipment checked by Jason Cheng, Crest’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

    Quality and attention to detail resonate with CrestClean franchisee Richard Kemm. Richard was among the Crest franchisees who attended a regular audit as part of Crest’s regular checks of vehicles and cleaning equipment. The former business banking manager takes pride and satisfaction in his work and got the seal of approval when he met Jason

  • Singing’s a handy way to keep bugs at...

    Adam Hodge says people should spend more time washing their hands.

    If you hear Adam Hodge piping up to sing Scotland’s national anthem there’s every chance he’ll be washing his hands. Adam is CrestClean’s training guru and the Master Cleaners Training Institute’s CEO is backing a move in the UK to encourage people to wash their hands for the length of time it takes to sing

  • Enthusiasm shines at upskilling course

    Bhartika Singh leads the way at the training session.

    There was no shortage of enthusiasm when Raj Anand asked for volunteers during the Module 1 training for CrestClean franchisees in South Auckland. Bhartika Singh was keen to put into practice the techniques she had picked up on the training session run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute, which provides specialised courses for CrestClean franchisees.

  • 17,500 free meals thanks to Crest’s fundraising

    Time for a well-earned cold one as Grant McLauchlan and David Kirk relax after the cooking contest.

    They cooked up a storm for a night that will be long remembered by everyone who gave their time to make the event such a sizzling success. New Zealand’s leading business leaders rubbed shoulders with the nation’s top chefs for a gastronomic evening of fun and food like no other. Hundreds of paying guests tucked


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