Hawkes Bay News

  • 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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  • Being his own boss leaves plenty of time...

    He’s got his hands full with a new addition to the family but the busy dad still finds plenty of time to spend with baby Ella. Royce Park and his wife Hannah, who are originally from Korea, love the flexibility that comes with owning a CrestClean franchise. It means Royce

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  • Pizza treat rewards kids for keeping the...

    These kids look so pleased with themselves after scoring a pizza lunch for being so tidy. The Hastings Christian School youngsters were rewarded with the tasty treat for winning CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The competition is run at many of the 474 schools that are cleaned by CrestClean franchisees. The

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  • Celebrating 10 successful years in busin...

    Robertus and Laima Vork receive their Certificate of Long Service from Aby Latu.

      They say time flies when you’re having fun and enjoying what you’re doing. Ask Robertus Vork where the past 10 years have gone and he’ll be stuck for an answer. It’s been a decade since Robertus and his wife Laima bought their CrestClean business – and they can hardly

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  • Crest has given us a great lifestyle

    Karishma Chandra and Nitendra Narayan.

    Nitendra Narayan and Karishma Chandra couldn’t be happier. Buying a CrestClean business has given the Hawke’s Bay couple the lifestyle they had been striving for. It was while living in Wellington that Nitendra was introduced to CrestClean through a friend. And what happened next began the couple’s journey to working

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  • Pride shines for franchisee: I’ve got ...

    Ahimad Nur, who runs a $100,000 CrestClean business, overcame a major setback when he arrived in Napier to create a new life for his family and ended up sleeping rough in the city.

    Business owner Ahimad Nur says he’s never been happier – and it’s not hard to see why. His CrestClean franchise is thriving, his wife’s home sewing business is flourishing and his sons have excelled academically – with his eldest boy looking to study medicine. It’s hard to believe that just

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  • Hospital cleaning is Sophie’s passion

    Sophie Chase is proud of her Certificate of Long Service.

    CrestClean’s Sophie Chase is a real details girl who thrives on new challenges. It’s those qualities that have seen her excel in her role at Royston Hospital where she has earned a reputation for providing a high quality cleaning service. CrestClean’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager Abby Latu says Sophie is

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  • Cleaners’ ‘wonderful manner and atti...

    They’ve been in the business less than six months – but that’s not stopped a family franchise picking up glowing accolades for their work. Izack Ahmed and his dad Ahimad Nur were praised for the thoroughness of the cleaning after staff and pupils returned to Nelson Park Primary School for

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  • Maori posters popular at principals’ c...

    Delegates to a teachers’ conference took a real shine to CrestClean’s popular posters in Te Reo Maori. Since they were released last year demand for the colourful posters has been strong throughout the country. And they were still a popular freebie to take back to their school for head teachers

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  • Travel guru is Abby’s right hand woman

    If Abby Latu needs some advice about taking a holiday from her busy job she won’t exactly need to look very far. For CrestClean’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager now has a personal assistant who has a background in travel consultancy. While Abby might dream about that winter getaway, she can

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  • Floor expert polishes off seven years

    CrestClean’s Fiva Latu has an eye for detail. The Hawke’s Bay franchisee is at the sharp end of CrestClean’s operation throughout the Napier region. Married to Hawke’s Bay Regional Manager Abby Latu, one of Fiva’s roles in the business is to look after auditing. And after seven years with CrestClean

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  • Thumbs up for CrestClean’s pizza treat

    It was a big thumbs up for CrestClean as these youngsters tucked into a pizza treat. The Mahora School pupils took top honours in the Cleanest Classroom Award. Boxes of mouth-watering pizza were delivered by CrestClean franchisee Waimarama Taumaunu as a tasty reward for keeping their classroom tidy. The programme

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