Christchurch North News

  • Crest praised after quake-hit...

    The Crest cleaning team (back row from left) Kumar Raj, Chithan Kumar, Jaydeep Patel, Sanjeev Raj. Front: Bhoomi Patel and Waiau School Principal Mary Kimber.

    A primary school in a quake-hit north Canterbury township has been able to reopen after a helping hand from CrestClean personnel. Waiau School Principal Mary Kimber has praised Crest, saying it was through the “hard work of the cleaners that we are able to reopen this school”. The 139-year-old school

  • A ‘White’ Christmas for...

    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

  • Crest personnel take pride...

    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

  • Long Service recognised at...

    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

  • Upskilling personnel is Crest’s...

    Completing the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BICSc) training and assessments has instilled an abundance of confidence in Christchurch North CrestClean franchisee Dan Mahida. Dan completed his BICSc Cleaning Professional Skills Suite (CPSS) Certificate and the BICSc Licence to Clean. He also completed a two day Hard Floor Course and

  • Jason is a ‘hero...

    Christchurch North CrestClean franchisee.

    Christchurch North CrestClean franchisee Jason Dalziel did not expect a ‘hero of respect’ letter would bring tears to his eyes. Jason, has been cleaning for 17 years and has owned a CrestClean franchise for 12 years, received a letter from a pupil at New Brighton Catholic School. The letter read:

  • Christchurch team member achieves...

    CrestClean BICSc training.

    Completing his BICSc Cleaning Professional Skills Suite training was a proud moment for Titus Samuel. The Christchurch North franchisee is one of many Crest personnel that have completed their training through the Master Cleaners Training Institute. It is another way CrestClean is helping raise industry standards through innovation and skills

  • Before and After School...

    Before and after photograph of a urinal.

    During student holidays, many CrestClean franchisees do special Term Cleans of the schools in their regions. This takes a more thorough “spring cleaning” approach that involves going the extra mile, with a full carpet cleaning and polishing of all hard floors in most cases. It can also be an opportunity

  • Christchurch Teams Get Together...

    Both of CrestClean’s Christchurch regions, North and South, gathered together to celebrate the Christmas season, making for a fun and lively summer afternoon. “We combined the regions as some of the franchisees work on both sides of the city,” says Kiri James, Regional Director for Christchurch South. “It was a

  • Fourteen Years Still Going...

    Grant Holland is one of the longest serving franchisees on the CrestClean team. “When I started there were only four in Christchurch,” he recalls. Not all of them are still in business, but the flexibility and income from owning a CrestClean franchise are what keep Grant happy with the decision

  • Training Benefits Everybody

    Congratulations to Ronesh Nand for successfully completing the Cleaning Professional Skills Suite training, a series of three courses offered by Master Cleaners Training Institute that cover all aspects of safe working practices, equipment, proper procedures and innovations in the cleaning industry. Originally from Fiji, Ronesh and his wife Joytesha moved

  • It’s Good, Clean Work

    After 12 years as a CrestClean Franchisee in Christchurch, Jason Dalziel says, “The thing I like the most is the people I work for.” “Like anyone, sometimes I feel like I just don’t want to go to work, but for example, I clean New Brighton School in Christchurch and after



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