The CrestClean Team at Hobsonville Point Schools – Dave Smazik and Tereza Kratka, Mareta and Donte Alipia, Tony and Jana Jones, and Barbora Opavova and Dominik Drahoninsky.
As Facilities Coordinator at Programmed Facility Management, it’s Alison Murison’s job to ensure the primary and secondary schools at Hobsonville Point run smoothly.
“At any given time, when someone walks into the schools they have to look pristine,” says Alison.
Fortunately, there are four CrestClean husband and wife teams to help her keep the schools looking sharp, which is especially important as all eyes have been on this high profile project. The Hobsonville Point primary and secondary schools are the result of the first public-private partnership established to construct and maintain a school in New Zealand.
“There is a lot of interest from the teaching sector and many tours are conducted throughout the schools on a weekly basis. Crest helps enormously with their high standard of cleaning and nothing is ever too much to ask,” says Alison. “For example, a lot of the functions that are held at the schools are often last minute and Tony and Jana, with their flexible approach and willingness to go the extra mile, always meet them.”
That includes functions with special visitors such as Prime Minister John Key, who made a recent appearance. View More >>
SafeClean’s systems have received official trademark registration.
CrestClean’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management System, SafeClean, has received trademark approval.
New Zealand’s Intellectual Property Office issued the trademark registration on 23 September 2014, after a six month period during which notice of the trademark is advertised and any objections to it can be filed.
Trademarks help to distinguish business assets and align them with a particular brand. According to the Intellectual Property Office, “The main purpose is to create a distinctive and preferably memorable brand that customers associate with quality products or services….This enables a business owning a quality trade mark to stand out in the market place and gain a competitive edge over its competitors. For some companies an effective trade mark can become their most valuable asset.” View More >>
The Hutt Valley Business Expo was a great time for Clare Menzies to catch up with local business owners and community members, such as Anna Geremia-Young, Membership Manager of Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.
From large international corporations like ANZ and Canon, to local shops such as Cupcake Sweeties and Heavenly Herbs, the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo was a real mix of New Zealand commerce, says Clare Menzies, who is CrestClean’s Regional Director for Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.
Held on the 23rd of September at the Petone Club, it’s one of the largest business events of the year for the Hutt Valley and draws hundreds of attendees.
“It was great to get out networking with other businesses in my area,” says Clare. “There are about 65 booths so you get to meet many of the new businesses that have moved into the Hutt, as well as ones coming over from Wellington.”
A member of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, this is just one of many events Clare attends throughout the year and she initially came to it as an interested community business owner, however she sees a lot of potential for CrestClean to be involved in future expos.
“It’s an ideal situation for Crest to be part of this event next year as it will help promote us to other local businesses,” says Clare.