Christchurch North News

  • CrestClean’s regional franchisees of t...

    CrestClean newcomers Joanne He and Terry Zhang have landed a major award in their first year of joining the company. The couple have won the title of Franchisee of the Year for Christchurch South. Their Regional Manager Gina Holland says Joanne and Terry have had an outstanding year. “They keep

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  • Business ownership brings personal succe...

    She’s incredibly proud of her CrestClean business and the lifestyle it’s enabled her family to enjoy. After 10 years with CrestClean, Grace Choi was delighted when she received a Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director. The award is now proudly displayed at Grace and her husband

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  • Maintaining high standards is Craig’s ...

    When it comes to cleaning he happily admits that he’s been known to be a tad fussy. And that’s not a bad thing says Craig Streeter, CrestClean’s newest member of the company’s Quality Assurance Co-ordinators. But having high standards hasn’t always proved the perfect recipe in terms of maintaining harmony

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  • Quality is key for Esther in her new rol...

      She might be a relative newcomer to the industry but Esther Venkataiya has achieved a lot in the three years she’s been with CrestClean. Esther is the company’s new Quality Assurance Co-ordinator covering Christchurch and South Canterbury. It’s a role she loves. “I’ve always had an eye for the

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  • Colleagues on hand to support CrestClean...

      It wasn’t just friends and relatives who celebrated with Payal Venakr and Sam Nand on their big day. Their CrestClean ‘’family’’ was also on hand to wish the happy couple well when they tied the knot in Christchurch. Payal and Sam, who bought a CrestClean business six months ago,

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  • CrestClean business owners honoured at a...

    Rajinesh Prasad and Monisha Lata, who have been business owners for three years, receive their Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

    Crest business owners received awards at the company’s recent annual team meeting in Christchurch. Among the recipients were Rajinesh Prasad and his wife Monisha Lata, who were presented with a Certificate of Long Service. It’s been a busy 12 months for Rajinesh, who earlier this year was “fast tracked” to

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  • Sisters-in-law aim high with their Crest...

    Shirlyn Chetty, Amita Kumari and Saleshni Devi receive their training awards from CrestClean Managing Director Grant McLauchlan and Yasa Panagoda, Christchurch North Regional Manager.

      Three sisters-in-law surprised their husbands by joining forces to go into business together with their own CrestClean franchise. For Shirlyn Chetty, Amita Kumari and Saleshni Devi, the decision has turned out far better than they expected. Not only are they enjoying the camaraderie, they’ve managed to achieve a much

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  • Couple win franchisees of year title

    Nadeesha and Nalin Dissanayake receive their award from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director, and Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services.

      When he got a late night call that there was a serious water leak at a surgical centre, Nalin Dissanayake was there in a flash. Going the extra mile for customers is just one an example of why Nalin and his wife Nadeesha are CrestClean’s Christchurch North Franchisees of

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  • Course takes CrestClean’s carpet care ...

    He’s heard more than a few horror stories of cleaning catastrophes involving costly stuff ups with carpets when stain removal attempts have gone horribly wrong. With more than 30 years’ industry experience, there’s not much Charlie Lodge doesn’t know about carpet care. He’s a master technician and a certified Instructor

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  • New role helps maintain high quality

    His passion for the job has earned Rajinesh Prasad a new role in the team that ensures CrestClean’s quality and high standards are maintained. Such has been the commitment shown by the Christchurch North franchisee that he’s been “fast tracked” to be one of the company’s training assessors. His eye

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  • Party sees franchisees on a roll

    Party guests at CrestClean’s festive gathering were on a roll when challenged with turning their team mates into mummies. Using loo rolls, it was a race against each other to see who could be the first to complete the task of wrapping their partners from head to toe in paper.

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  • Teacher’s surprise at winning Crest pr...

    Chris Els receives the vacuum cleaner from Yasa Panagoda. Looking on (centre) is Redwood Primary School Principal John Stackhouse.

    Winning a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner left Christchurch teacher Chris Els totally “gob smacked”. Chris, the Deputy Principal at Redwood Primary School, was stunned after learning he’d scooped the prize in a draw held at a recent gathering of the country’s top teachers. The annual New Zealand Principals Federation Conference is

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