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  • CrestClean’s Sanitising Service adds extra layer of protection...

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    CrestClean is proud to be providing an extra layer of protection to essential services businesses operating under Level 4 with its Sanitising Service. Auckland label manufacturer Rapid Labels is using the service on a daily basis and Operations Manager Terry Campbell says it is important in keeping the site clean

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  • CrestClean teams happy to return to Cambridge Middle...

    New brooms don’t always sweep clean, as Cambridge Middle School found when they recently changed cleaners. After just three days of unsatisfactory service, they were quick to reinstate CrestClean — and they couldn’t be happier! CrestClean had been cleaning the school for several years, in conjunction with the school’s own

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  • Owning their own business enables Hawke's Bay couple...

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    Hawke’s Bay franchisees Wayne and Analita Lysteer are excited to have bought their first home together — something they say was fast-tracked by owning a CrestClean business. “We needed to save as much money as we could, and house prices kept ratcheting up. Owning a CrestClean franchise definitely enabled us

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  • Amandeep’s time to shine as new machine enables...

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    East Auckland franchisee Amandeep Singh Kareer is facing a gleaming future after the purchase of a new floor care machine. Since investing in a burnishing machine, Amandeep says he is able to work more efficiently, allowing him to grow the Hard Floor Care arm of his business. Compared to his

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  • “Substandard” cleaning at MIQ hotel concerns CrestClean expert

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    Liezl Foxcroft, who heads CrestClean’s Master Cleaners Training Institute, recently spent time in a managed isolation hotel, after returning from a trip to South Africa for family reasons. What she found in her hotel room “horrified” her — a thick layer of dust on surfaces and mould in the bathroom indicated

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  • CrestClean proves popular at Taranaki Business Showcase

    CrestClean’s Anti-Viral Sanitiser is likely to be popping up in businesses throughout New Plymouth after the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce’s recent 2021 Business Showcase. More than 150 samples of the Anti-Viral Sanitiser were included in CrestClean goodie bags distributed to business owners. Taranaki Regional Manager Naresh Mani says a steady

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  • From firefighting to germ-busting

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    As a firefighter on cruise ships, Mayank Malik was responsible for the safety of his passengers — now, as cleaner, he is focused on keeping workspaces healthy and safe. The Hawkes Bay franchisee joined CrestClean earlier this year, after selling his cleaning franchise with another company. “I planned to come

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  • Professional, environmentally responsible cleaning service praised by The...

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    When The Hearing House moved into their new $8 million purpose-built premises, they wanted a cleaning company that would be able to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene. They approached CrestClean and have not been disappointed! Central Auckland franchisee Fiza Rahiman and his team have been providing cleaning

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  • CrestClean franchisee working “smarter not harder” towards home...

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    When you are looking to buy a business, it pays to do your research – and that’s just what Lee Levy did when he was considering a CrestClean franchise. Whenever Lee was out and about and saw someone in a CrestClean uniform, he asked them what it was like. “I’d

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  • Mohammed rewarded for a well-oiled cleaning operation

    South Auckland CrestClean franchisee Mohammed Ashad Ali has been recognised by Wiri Oil Services Limited (WOSL) for his excellent work ethic. The fuel company presented Mohammed with one of its monthly CLARIT awards — CLARIT being an acronym for Comply, Leadership, Accountability, Respect, Intervene, Teamwork. The award recognises and celebrates

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  • Quieter lifestyle bears fruit for Blenheim franchisees

    Beautiful landscapes, quieter roads and the opportunity to build a better life enticed Sameeta Kumar and Nischal Lal to the South Island. Now, six years later, with the busy traffic and soaring house prices of Auckland behind them, the Blenheim franchisees “wouldn’t change it for anything”. Having more than doubled

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  • All-of-Government pricing, recycling and fogging are hot topics...

    CrestClean was warmly received at the New Zealand Principals’ Federation’s Conference 2021 in Rotorua this week. It was the 13th year CrestClean had attended the conference, having provided sponsorship since 2008, and been a Gold Business Partner since 2014. Managing Director Grant McLauchlan says it was a great atmosphere, with

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