Auckland Central News

  • Owners praised as vehicle audit goes ahe...

    The heavens may have opened on the day but the wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of business owners at CrestClean’s biggest vehicle audit. Sam Lewis, CrestClean’s General Manager Franchise Services, says the venue provided by Alsco’s Fresh & Clean central Auckland site meant the essential checks could be carried

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  • Milestone for business owner who enjoys ...

    He’s a talented and well respected colleague who loves to give back to others. As Fiza Rahiman clocked up 10 years’ service with CrestClean, it was his Regional Manager who summed up the standout qualities he admires in the successful Auckland business owner. “He’s hardworking, dependable and just a genuine

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  • Secret to a happy marriage? Become a Cre...

    A married couple who bought a CrestClean business discovered a surprise bonus – it’s been a real tonic for their relationship! Vikashni Prasad says working with her husband Atish Kishore has brought them even closer. “I think CrestClean has changed our life.” During the daytime Atish has a job as

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  • Couple now own a six figure business aft...

    Biren Kumar and his wife Swaran came from Fiji with nothing. Ten years on they are now running a successful CrestClean business.

      A couple who refused to let cruel thieves ruin their dream to move to New Zealand are celebrating 10 successful years with CrestClean and now own a six-figure business. Biren and Swaran Kumar had been left penniless when their home was burgled just days before they were due to

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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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  • Couple celebrate 10 years with Crest

    Zeynab and Khaled Khaled receive their long service award from Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s managing director.

      When an Auckland couple decided to sell the cafe they owned and go fulltime with Crest it was a move that brought a newfound freedom, they say. Khaled and Zeynab Khaled purchased their CrestClean business 10 years ago, initially fitting the cleaning into their busy day running the cafe

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  • Maintaining CrestClean’s high quality ...

    Vaughn Chiplin is CrestClean’s latest Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

      They might be as different as chalk and cheese but the roles of firefighter and cleaner have similarities, says CrestClean’s Vaughn Chiplin. Health and safety and regular upskilling were core features of his 21-year career as a firefighter – and it’s the strong emphasis Crest puts on those values

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  • Accolades flow after 15 successful years...

    Rupendra Sharma receives his 15 Year Service Award from CrestClean’s Grant McLauchlan.

      It’s often said it’s the little things in life that can make a big difference to your day. For staff at Auckland’s Brand Developers, it’s the care and consideration shown by their cleaner that’s earned him their respect and where he’s become “one of the team”. They can’t speak

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  • Auckland party sees biggest gathering of...

    It was the biggest ever gathering of CrestClean personnel when 380 business owners and their employees from the Auckland region came together for the annual Team Meeting. The event, at the city’s Alexandra Park, marked a stellar year for the Auckland business owners and saw a number of long service

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  • PestCo’s expert busy as rat numbers es...

    PestCo Service Technician Mike Wills says he’s busier than previous years dealing with rats and mice.

    PestCo’s hotline has reported a surge in calls to deal with rats as hungry rodents head indoors as winter sets in. Rat numbers have exploded throughout the country after a long and dry spell of warm weather. While Kiwis enjoyed the record-breaking summer, a downside was it created ideal breeding

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  • It’s just not cricket: Insect his bugb...

    PestCo service technician Mike Wills is definitely not a cricket fan – when it comes to his job that is. Forget about the popular game, it’s the tiny insects that have been his constant bugbear over the dry, warm months of summer and autumn. For crickets have been swarming to

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  • Specialist training after dental contrac...

    CrestClean personnel were champing at the bit to start work on a new contract to provide cleaning services for dental clinics throughout the Auckland region. The teams underwent a training day for some site-specific training and induction. The work requires high standards of hygiene to be maintained at 42 sites

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