He used to work in a suit and tie, transporting the rich and famous around Queenstown, but when Covid hit and Vikram Singh’s income plummeted, it was a cleaning business that secured his future. “There’s so much unpredictability in the world right now regarding employment and money, but the cleaning
Siueva and Faalele Sapati thought home ownership was out of their reach, but six months after buying a CrestClean business the Auckland couple are excited to have started saving towards their dream. “Financially, we have seen an improvement and now we have the opportunity to save towards our first home.
Waikato’s newest franchise teams were pleased to be able to meet up and complete their Module 1 training last week. A total of 17 franchisees and their employees undertook the training, in two intakes, which had been delayed due to Level 2 Covid restrictions. “It was nice to get everyone
A major water leak at Christchurch’s Forté Health could have resulted in the medical facility being closed for weeks, had it not been for the quick thinking of CrestClean franchisee Nalin Dissanayake. It was 5pm on a Saturday when Nalin arrived at the Forté Health building, which houses a private
When Millard Macairan had a heart attack at the age of 52, he knew something had to change — so he bought a CrestClean franchise. Millard had been working on dairy farms for 12 years, when the early starts and demanding workload took a serious toll on his health. “It
After a 20-year career wrangling wild animals — from California to the Galapagos Islands — Kelvin Walker was looking forward to returning to his hometown of Whangarei to enjoy a quiet retirement. But there’s quiet, and then there’s too quiet. “There’s only so many times you can catch a fish
The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate and ice creams for having the best-kept classroom at the Hastings school. The Cleanest Classroom programme is run at many of the over 450
Both individual and company milestones were celebrated at CrestClean’s Tauranga and Whakatane Regional Team Meeting. Speaking at the event, which was attended by more than 30 franchisees, CrestClean Managing Director Grant McLauchlan told attendees there was much to celebrate, after another successful year. The company had grown more resilient and
Research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)* has confirmed that disposable surgical masks are much more effective than cloth masks at minimising the spread of droplets. UNSW researchers used a high-speed camera and LED lighting system to capture how different masks perform when people are speaking, coughing and
When CrestClean’s Petera Wiparata arrives at Hawkins’ Ōhakea construction site in the morning, he is always greeted with a cherry “mōrena” by Site Office Manager Celia Knox. “He’s been teaching me a bit of te reo,” says Celia. “So, when I see him, I don’t say ‘good morning’, it’s ‘mōrena’.
While many of his family and friends have been unable to work during Covid Alert Levels 3 and 4, CrestClean business owner Ankush Bhandari’s income has increased by a third. “I feel very lucky. Lots of my family and friends can’t work at the moment. It’s a hard time for
CrestClean is proud to have reached an important milestone, with 100% of its franchisees and their employees having completed the company’s new Online Health and Safety Induction. More than 1960 CrestClean personnel have achieved compliance under the new system, which was introduced in April as both an induction and a