Bay of Plenty Regional News News

  • Former bank manager gets...

    Cleaner being presented with long service certificate.

    After 30 years in the adrenalin-fuelled world of banking, Richard Kemm craved a different pace of life. With the pressure of long hours and a never-ending workload, he was looking for a change that would carry him through to his retirement — he found it in CrestClean. “The mental stress

  • Regional manager makes cool...

    Regional manager holding thank-you cards.

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Kiwi Crushies! CrestClean’s Tauranga Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark donated 600 of the icy treats to Pillans Point School for their ‘Frozen Friday’ fundraiser — and received 70 thank-you cards! The Kiwi Crushies helped raise money for a Year 5 school camp and

  • Sanitising products popular at...

    It was a case of educating the educators when CrestClean hosted a stand at the 31st Annual New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) conference in Rotorua. Attended by school principals and board of trustee members from throughout the country, there was a lot of interest in CrestClean’s services and products,

  • Inspirational life stories put...

    Cleaner holding magazine.

    CrestClean is proud to feature on the Autumn 2021 cover of Franchise New Zealand magazine. Franchise owners Malcolm and Shashi Brown, who appear on the cover, are one of three CrestClean husband-and-wife teams to share their inspirational story in an article about how people have changed their lives by buying

  • Organisers bowled over by...

    They started off as a group of mates playing cricket at the weekend, but now the Bay Blasters are about to become an official club — and they have big plans. The club recently hosted the inaugural Bay Blasters Super Cup cricket tournament in Tauranga, with CrestClean being the chief

  • Seafaring franchisee on board...

    Cleaner receives long service award.

    With a maritime career of 30 years behind him, Neville Hall is used to keeping things shipshape — and now, as a CrestClean franchisee, things are no different. “My background on the ships was always in hospitality and housekeeping. As the onboard services manager part of my role was to

  • New wheels kitted out...

    When Tauranga CrestClean franchisee Hasitha Heenatigala bought his cleaning business, he wanted a vehicle that was safe, professional and fit for purpose. And, having kitted out his brand new LDV G10 with carpeted shelves to contain all his cleaning equipment, he has achieved all three. Tall enough to stand up

  • Tauranga manager gears up...

    Managing a busy and growing region is like riding a bike for CrestClean Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark. Over the past decade, Jan has increased the number of teams in the Tauranga Region fivefold — and now he is expanding his ‘patch’ down the coast, to Whakatane. As the new manager

  • Sun, surf and CRM...

    Tech training

    FaceTime was replaced with ‘face-to-face time’ when CrestClean’s CRM whizz Claire Duell visited the Tauranga office this week. With CrestClean spread the length and breadth of the country Claire, who is based at head office in Dunedin, is used to taking staff through their paces via video calls. So, when

  • It’s all cheer as...

    As part of CrestClean’s end of year celebrations taking place across the country, franchisees and their families enjoyed a buffet lunch at the Oaktree Restaurant, Tauranga. Jan Lichtwark, Tauranga Regional Manager said it was a really great turnout and it was great to get together and see everyone mix and

  • CrestClean personnel deployed to...

    Liezl Foxcroft, General Manager Training, Master Cleaners Training Institute, delivering training to CrestClean personnel via Skype.

    CrestClean personnel who are ensuring COVID-19 testing stations are regularly cleaned and sanitised have been trained to the highest level for the important task. A special training session, featuring a live online video presentation, has enabled cleaning teams across the country to be fully prepared when authorities ask for assistance.

  • Training awards bring pride...

    Meet three masters of their chosen profession. The Tauranga trio – Junie Bag-Ayn, Ralph Sales and Tanmeet Singh – are among the latest CrestClean business owners to graduate with Master Cleaners Training Institute. CrestClean’s Tauranga Regional Manager Jan Lichtwark was proud of the achievements of the franchisees. “Training is highly


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