South Canterbury

  • From freezing worker to business owner

    The daily toil of his job at the local freezing works meant Ashitosh Prasad had to put a dream of owning his own business on ice. Long and unsocial hours, often finishing at 2am, meant there was precious little time left for family life and seeing his baby daughter. But now just six months later

  • Sky’s the limit for would-be franchisees

    Chris Barker explains the franchisee system to attendees at the seminar.

    Questions came thick and fast for Crest’s National Sales and Relocation Manager Chris Barker when he hosted a Timaru seminar. Prospective franchisees quizzed Chris on a variety of topics after he highlighted the great opportunities offered by Crest to become a small business owner as the company goes from strength to strength throughout New Zealand.

  • Cleanest classroom award rewards youngsters

    It was three cheers for CrestClean after school children were rewarded for keeping their surroundings spic and span. And these competitive pupils went the extra mile to be shining examples of tidiness by landing the Cleanest Classroom Award. The Room 23 pupils aimed to be the best after having seen the great prizes some of

  • CrestClean’s green credentials hailed

    CrestClean has been hailed the “perfect” fit for an environmentally-conscious school looking to save energy. Timaru’s Bluestone School recently replaced all the old lights and replaced them with the latest LED energy savers. And in another green move, it also installed solar panels. School Principal Ian Poulter was open to innovation that would make savings,

  • A ‘White’ Christmas for CrestClean Christchurch

    Franchisees and their families attending the Christchurch Christmas Party were treated to a white Christmas after a hailstorm lashed the region. The end of year celebration, which included Crest’s Christchurch North, South and South Canterbury teams, was held at the Riccarton Racecourse Bowling Club. “We were going to play bowls but the weather didn’t allow

  • South Canterbury personnel upskill

    Timaru franchisees Jaydeep Patel, Kirti Patel, Pauline Lyons and Harsh Patel attended a three day Module 1 training course. The course covered Health and Safety, chemical preparation, safe use and safe storage of equipment. Practical task training included mopping, vacuuming, window and wall washing, damp wiping and polishing. Communications and security were also covered. The

  • Sports Equipment for Cleanest Classroom Winners

    Room 3 children at Waimataitai School are enjoying the sports equipment they received from Crest in recognition of their efforts. Room 3 children were the lucky winners of Crest’s Cleanest Classroom Award. CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom competitions are held at many of the 262 schools that are cleaned by Crest franchisees. The classroom that is kept

  • Crest personnel take pride in their vehicles

    Christchurch and South Canterbury’s fleet of vehicles received a tick of approval after they were audited. Christchurch South Regional Manager Kiri James, Christchurch North Regional Manager Yasa Panagoda and South Canterbury Regional Manager Robert Glenie audited 25 vehicles. Franchisees vehicles are audited regularly to ensure they meet compliance guidelines as part of Crest’s Health, Safety

  • Christchurch and South Canterbury Quality Assurance Co-ordinator appointed

    Sanjeev Raj is the new Christchurch and South Canterbury Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. As part of his role, Sanjeev, who is based in Christchurch, will undertake quality audits, assist with implementing new contracts and be a guiding force for franchisees new to the business. CrestClean has similar co-ordinators in Auckland, the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes

  • Long Service recognised at Canterbury team meeting

    Four franchise teams were recognised for their hard work, dedication and commitment to Crest at the Canterbury team meeting. Over 50 people attended the meeting, which included Christchurch North, Christchurch South and Crest’s newest region South Canterbury. Managing Director Grant McLauchlan presented Long Service Awards to those who have been part of Crest for three,


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