Bay of Plenty Regional News News

  • Quality assurance co-ordinator celebrate...

    Woo-Sung Lee with CrestClean Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark

    “I just can’t believe how fast it’s gone,” says CrestClean’s Woo-Sung Lee as he reflected on reaching his five-year milestone with the company. The martial arts expert hit the ground running when he joined CrestClean in 2014, quickly making a big impression with his customers and CrestClean management. He had

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  • Battery-powered vacuum cleaner brings sa...

    Tauranga franchisees were swept up by innovation when they got a chance to try the latest products designed to make their work a whole lot easier. Among the new gear being demonstrated at a skills workshop was the upgraded battery-powered PacVac unit, which brings the freedom of vacuuming without the

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  • Skills course starts from the floor up f...

    CrestClean’s new business owners rose to the challenge when their floor cleaning skills were put to the test. They were attending an intensive training programme that leads to the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning. Floor care is one of the core units on the Module 1 course. The two day training

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  • Business owners drive CrestClean’s suc...

    CrestClean’s Managing Director heaped praise on the company’s local business owners at the annual team meeting in Rotorua. Grant McLauchlan said the company’s turnover has grown by 12.4 percent nationally in the past financial year and the Rotoura region had played an important part in that increase. “We’ve become a

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  • Vehicle audits crucial to keep CrestClea...

    Crest business owner Neville Hall has his vehicle checked by Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services. Looking on is CrestClean’s Megan Dawson, who provides CRM support/training.

    When Neville Hall was going through the motions of purchasing his CrestClean business in 2016 he knew the vehicle he chose for the job was a crucial decision that he had to get right. But by opting for a Nissan NV200 van he had no idea it would make him

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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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  • Crest’s best receive top honours

    Jan Lichtwark, CrestClean’s Tauranga Regional Manager, says the couple were standouts among the new franchisees. “They have a passion for their business. They are proactive and have learned a lot from interacting with other franchisees. “I get great feedback from their customers about the high quality of their work.” Moonyean,

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  • Five years celebrated as business owners

    When cabinet maker Binesh Naidu looked at the family budget he knew he needed to do something soon as the demand for his skills was in decline. It was 2012 and the building slump was hitting hard in Tauranga and Binesh and his wife Mani were worried about having enough

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  • Globetrotting planned to celebrate 10 ye...

    Rakesh Bhan credits his strong Christian faith and some divine intervention for paving the way when he fled Fiji with his wife and young daughter as civil unrest gripped the Pacific island nation. The family came to New Zealand 2001 and now 16 years on life has never been better, says Rakesh

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  • He’s a polished performer at those swe...

    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

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  • Upskilling’s a key part of being a fra...

    These Tauranga franchisees are all clued up on the latest in hard floor care after attending the upskilling course. With their machines are Neville Hall, Malcolm Brown, Rohit Chawla and Devidas Unni.

    CrestClean’s franchisees know the value of keeping their skills up to date. To stay at the top of their game it’s important to upskill and be aware of the latest techniques to ensure the best job possible is carried out for customers. Tauranga franchisees have been mastering new skills to

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  • Skills Development keeps us on our toes

    Chris Chapman had plenty of advice and tips for franchisees in Tauranga.

    Being tuned in to the changing needs of our customers and working with new health and safety regulations were among key points driven home at a Skills Development Course held recently in Tauranga. CrestClean’s National Quality/Training Manager Chris Chapman stressed the importance of keeping upskilled. “Once you put on your

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