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  • Couple receive 100 percent in customer s...

    Former telecommunications technician Rameshwar Sharma loves the variety he gets from running his own business. As a specialist in carpet care, window cleaning, and hard floor care, Rameshwar says no two days are quite the same. “I like the variety of the work and there’s no pressure and we do

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  • Celebrating 10 successful years of busin...

    Switching from horticulture to commercial cleaning was a fruitful move for Jay Gounder who is celebrating a personal milestone with his business. Jay, who has been running his own successful CrestClean franchise for the past 10 years, says he hasn’t looked back since changing careers. He was encouraged to join

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  • Climate change scientist who switched ca...

    A former environmental scientist who developed the blueprint for a Pacific island nation’s climate change strategy is celebrating 10 successful years with CrestClean. Before moving to New Zealand to start his own cleaning company, Poni Faavae worked as an adviser for the Tuvalu Government. He was instrumental in setting out

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  • CrestClean business owner helps out afte...

    Organisers of a school fundraiser had one less job to worry about thanks to CrestClean business owner Bura Takinoa. Bura volunteered to clean up following the successful quiz night and auction held at the Community Hall in Snells Beach, which raised $18,000 for Snells Beach School. Marissa Bale, one of

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  • Top award after accolades from happy cus...

    They’ve landed a prestigious award following great feedback from customers delighted by the quality of their team’s cleaning. Shareen Raj, CrestClean’s Palmerston North/Kapiti Coast Regional Manager, says Tepuke and Patisepa Pola have had an outstanding year and she was delighted to award them the title of Kapiti Coast Franchisee of

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Former senior police officer loves runni...

    A former senior police officer is celebrating 10 years’ long service with CrestClean. Vijay Nand is originally from Fiji where he was a superintendent of police. Before arriving in New Zealand in 2003 he spent two years with the United Nations working as regional commander in Bosnia. He decided to

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  • Couples’ van rivalry has a surprise sp...

    CrestClean business owners are vying to outshine each other in some friendly rivalry over who has the best looking vehicle. Robert Glenie, the company’s South Canterbury Regional Manager, says his teams set the bar high in all aspects of their work and the eye-catching vans were attracting a lot of

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  • New chapter begins for Master Cleaners T...

    Adam Hodge with Liezl Foxcroft, General Manager Training, Master Cleaners Training Institute.

    Seeing CrestClean personnel achieve an industry-recognised qualification has been one of the many career highlights for retiring Master Cleaners Training Institute CEO Adam Hodge. Adam, who has been at the helm of the organisation since its formation in 2012, was instrumental in introducing the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning, a qualification

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  • Team meetings proving ever more popular ...

    CrestClean team meetings held throughout the country have been a resounding success. More people than ever attended the annual events and there was great vibe among the CrestClean business owners, says Sam Lewis, CrestClean’s General Manager Franchise Services. “People are optimistic about the direction CrestClean is headed and they realise

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  • CrestClean couple join volunteers in bea...

    CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina Norton thanked CrestClean for providing buckets and equipment as an

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