Rotorua News

  • Business owners drive CrestClean’s suc...

    CrestClean’s Managing Director heaped praise on the company’s local business owners at the annual team meeting in Rotorua. Grant McLauchlan said the company’s turnover has grown by 12.4 percent nationally in the past financial year and the Rotoura region had played an important part in that increase. “We’ve become a

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  • Beat that! Globetrotting chef has longes...

    Lalith Degambada tucks into lunch at the recent CrestClean team meeting in Rotorua.

      If CrestClean looked to find which of its business owners has the longest commute the red hot favourite would surely be globetrotting chef Lalith Degambada. As well as owning a cleaning franchise in Rotorua, Lalith’s talents in the kitchen are in high demand at Sydney’s prestigious International Convention Centre,

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  • Pioneering couple clock up 15 years’ s...

    Claire and Bill Douglas with their 15 Year Service Award. The couple were the first CrestClean franchisees in Rotorua when they started their business in 2003.

      They were Crest pioneers after becoming the company’s first franchisees in Rotorua 15 years ago. Bill and Claire Douglas threw themselves into the work, learning on the job as they picked up more customers in the central North Island tourist city. They were so busy it left precious little

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  • Cleaning kick-started career with Crest ...

      Just like the martial arts passion that keeps him fighting fit, his role as a CrestClean Quality Assurance Co-ordinator keeps Woo Sung Lee on his toes. The 41 year old, an accomplished Taekwondo master, has proved to be a high-flyer within the company and is loving his new job.

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  • Certificate takes caretaking to next lev...

    They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School – but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially recognised. Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand are one of the first CrestClean couples in the country to gain a prestigious qualification in caretaking. The

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  • Window cleaning? Expert’s sparkling ti...

    Everyone wanted to shine when it came to who could do the best job cleaning windows. And with their efforts being crystal clear to onlookers, it was no wonder things got a bit competitive during a training course for these Rotorua and Taupo franchisees. Overseeing everything was Joe Singh, a

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  • Team Meeting hots up after alarm trigger...

    Health and safety took on a new meaning for franchisees attending CrestClean’s Rotorua Team Meeting. Just after the company’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan got to his feet to kick off the annual event, he was drowned out as the building’s fire alarm sounded. Ironically minutes earlier, as part of the

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  • Hard Floor Care upskilling taken in thei...

    Rotorua franchisees on a training course to learn the secrets of floor care had a lot of information to soak up. But the hard yards put in now will pay dividends in future, says CrestClean’s Regional Manager Bill Douglas. Bill, who is an expert on how to clean and protect

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  • Pair set bar high for Master Cleaners

    CrestClean’s in-house training organisation has seen two of its experienced operators rise through the ranks. Joe Singh and Dan Pariachi have been appointed as Assessors for the Master Cleaners Training Institute. The pair are now fully qualified as assessors for franchisees taking the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning. Adam Hodge, CEO

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  • Great start for our youngest team

    Meet CrestClean’s youngest husband and wife team. The Rotorua couple couldn’t believe how easy it was to start their own cleaning company and say it’s not only profitable, it’s the best job they’ve ever had! Jacob Lowry, 20, and Debbie Zhu, 21, have shown age is no barrier to starting

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  • Principal’s delight at Property Care t...

    CrestClean’s Property Care team at Rotorua Girls’ High School are a class act, says Principal Ally Gibbons. From the day Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand took over caretaking duties the difference was remarkable, she says. “The first day they were here as early as I was and the place was

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  • William can’t wait to display his plat...

    Competition winner William Lin couldn’t wait to see how CREST8 looked on his Mazda MPV. The Rotorua franchisee scooped the top prize in our photographic competition to win the unique number plate. William revealed the meticulous effort that had gone into arranging and shooting the photo of himself dressed as

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