Dunedin News

  • Switched on couple were first to go all-...

    Former butcher Steve Kannewischer is proud to have staked a claim on being the first CrestClean franchisee to own an electric vehicle. Steve loves the fact that his Nissan Leaf is not only pollution free and good for the planet, it’s very cheap to run and is extremely reliable. “It’s

  • Flexible working hours brings plenty of ...

    Since joining CrestClean, Joby Joseph has grown his business fivefold – but he still finds plenty of time for his young family. The father of two says running his own company has brought a strong feeling of independence. “I like the flexibility of the hours and I can adjust the

  • Owning a franchise opens the door to buy...

    After seven years with CrestClean, Amol Prakash can be hugely proud of his achievements in building up a successful business. From a modest investment, Amol has worked hard to achieve a fivefold increase in the size of his franchise. He’s highly respected for his work ethic and loyalty to his

  • Company’s financial controller marks 1...

    CrestClean’s managing director had high praise for his financial controller Sharon Churchill when he presented her with an award to mark 15 years’ service with the company. “She gives the directors a whole lot of confidence in the financial well-being of the organisation,” said Grant McLauchlan. Sharon’s long association with

  • Dunedin’s business owners shine bright

    CrestClean’s Dunedin business owners celebrated Christmas with a buffet lunch at the Otago Golf Club. As well as a get together, the occasion included the presentation of annual awards. Top honours went to Amol Prakash and Leslie Anthony, who picked up the Franchise of the Year award. The couple, who

  • Quality of cleaning delights penthouse a...

    It’s not only the quality of his work that CrestClean business owner John Corboy is known for. His upbeat personality and friendly approach has also led to many positive comments from his customers. John is a familiar face at Dunedin-based shared business space company Petridish. Owners Jason and Kate Lindsey

  • It’s a fond farewell after 12 successf...

    Close colleagues turned out to farewell Owen and Carolyn Smithson who have recently retired after more than a decade of being CrestClean business owners. A special lunch was held for the Dunedin husband and wife team, where Regional Managers Tony and Nicky Kramers thanked them for their hard work and

  • Accolades flow as couple celebrate 10 y...

    Hilda Whatuira-Davies with Dunedin Regional Managers Tony and Nicky Kramers.

      In 2008 Hilda Whatuira-Davies found herself at a crossroads in her working life when she was made redundant. After five years at Sealord Dunedin, Hilda decided to seize the opportunity to do something completely different when the company announced it was shutting its fish processing plant. She considered becoming

  • Excellence shines bright for business ow...

      It was a big thumbs up for these Dunedin business owners whose dedication and hard work has been impressing their CrestClean customers. Each was presented with a Certificate of Excellence at the company’s recent annual team meeting by Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director. The award is testament to the

  • Junior players put in a polished perform...

      A CrestClean sponsored rugby team shone on the day as they rose to the challenge by winning a major tournament. The Metro Blue rugby team is coached by CrestClean’s Dunedin Regional Manager Tony Kramers, with his wife Nicky overseeing the management tasks. The young players won by 15-12 in

  • Flexible working hours means plenty of t...

    Fomai Vaitupu with Tony and Nicky Kramers in the First Church of Otago at Dunedin where he is an elder and Secretary of the Samoan Congregation.

      He’s just a few days away from being eligible to draw the pension but Fomai Vaitupu won’t entertain any thoughts of hanging up his cleaning gear. “I’ll be working in Crest for as long as I can stand up,” was the quick-fire answer when CrestClean bosses asked what his

  • Study and dedication to her role pays of...

    Christina Kelliher, CrestClean’s Payroll Manager, with Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director.

      Hard work and dedication to the profession she is passionate about has paid off in the form of official recognition for CrestClean’s Christina Kelliher. Christina is one of the first payroll practitioners in the country to have achieved a new industry accreditation. The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA)