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  • Sun, surf and CRM for tech trainer during...

    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

  • Meet New Zealand’s largest CrestClean team

    Cleaning team enjoys Christmas function

    In 2007 Srirangitharajah (Sri) Gunasingam fled Sri Lanka as a refugee, arriving in New Zealand with little more than the shirt on his back. Thirteen years later, he is the proud owner of New Zealand’s largest CrestClean franchise, with a turnover of $800,000. A successful restaurateur in Sri Lanka, Sri

  • Congratulations to Ajendra, Eldho and Santa on a...

    Cleaning franchisees awarded for long service

    Fifteen years of hard work and commitment have been celebrated by CrestClean Waikato, with three franchisees receiving their five-year Long Service Awards. Ajendra Prasad, Eldho Aias and Santa Mani were presented with their awards by CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan at the latest regional team meeting. “All three are good,

  • Newlywed reunited with wedding ring thanks to CrestClean

    Lost wedding ring returned to owner

    Newlywed Neill Barr had only been married two months when he lost his wedding ring. So, when CrestClean’s Lumanai Panapa found the ring and handed it in to reception, he was so ecstatic that he presented her with a gift to say thanks. Lumanai was emptying a bathroom rubbish bin

  • Samy wins top regional award for the third...

    CrestClean franchisee receives award

    Long-standing franchisee Dorsamy (Samy) Goundar is building his own wall of fame, having been awarded Waikato Franchisee of the Year for the third time. Samy, who has been with CrestClean for 17 years, says he is extremely proud of the achievement. “I am so proud that my hard work is

  • New home and residency complete hat trick for...

    Franchisees excited to own their own home

    Auckland franchisees Maulik and Jainisa Patel have triple cause for celebration. Not only is it their two-year wedding anniversary this month, but the couple have also recently bought their first home and Jainisa has been granted a Partnership Resident Visa, which means she can now officially become a director of

  • You’re never too young to tidy up

    Cleanest Classroom award presented to kids

    CrestClean franchisee Nelson Paulose became the ‘pizza delivery guy’ for the day when he visited Room 2 at Tokomaru School to present them with their Cleanest Classroom award. The children were rewarded with the cheesy treats after working hard at keeping their classroom clean and tidy. “I was very impressed

  • Plain sailing for historic vessel after CrestClean answers...

    Charter boat gets carpet clean

    It was all hands below deck when Invercargill Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft received an SOS from Paul Mitchell, one of the directors of Fiordland Charters. The MV Pembroke, an 18m luxury charter boat that operates in remote Fiordland, was docked in Bluff and was in urgent need of a carpet

  • Sweet appreciation on 'Thank Your Cleaner Day' for...

    Cleaners rewarded for good work

    If you could get paid in chocolate, would you? Strictly speaking, CrestClean franchisees Shiva and Shartika aren’t paid in chocolate, but they often receive sweet little ‘bonuses’. Cottonsoft employees regularly show their appreciation by leaving chocolate bars and other gifts on their desks for the pair to find when they

  • Franchisees share festive fare

    Franchisees share Christmas fare

    When CrestClean’s Canterbury franchisees insisted on bringing a plate to their Christmas party Regional Manager Robert Glenie was in for a surprise. “This truck pulls up and out comes a whole pig that has been cooked on a spit!” says Robert. “I had supplied food and drinks, but all the

  • Move to South Canterbury creates a successful lifestyle

    Award presented to Ashburton franchisee

    It’s just three years since Sandeep Kumar and Richa Sharma made the big decision to leave Auckland and seek out a new life for themselves in rural South Canterbury. Through CrestClean they’ve not only become successful franchisees, running a large business in Ashburton with a six-figure turnover, they’ve managed to

  • It’s all cheer as Tauranga franchisees celebrate at...

    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



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