Friday May 15, 2015
YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Working together in Name: Colin and Jenny Francis Occupation: Owner/operators Accessman Blenheim
Phone: 03 578 5600 or 021 361 544 For nearly eight years, Colin and Jenny Francis have worked side by side to deliver a leading specialist hire service throughout Marlborough - Accessman. Since taking over the franchise in 2008 Accessman has reached great heights, diversifying its fleet and responding to the needs of the region. Now with 44 hire lift machines, including
Name: Pete and Monique McKechie Occupation: Owner/Operators Motor-Kanix Phone: 579 9494 Blenheim couple Pete and Monique McKechie once had a dream of owning their own mechanic workshop. Little did they know then that their dream would go on to become a busy and successful business. Motor-Kanix was first established in 2005, and after a period of growth it relocated to its current premises on Grove Road. “Our larger building has enabled us to service a lot more of the larger vehicles, and with
the recent addition of a 21m Knuckle Boom, Colin and Jenny continue to grow the business from their new purpose built premises on Sutherland Terrace. “When Accessman first came to Marlborough there were no Knuckle Booms in our fleet or in the region, now we have four. This, and moving to our new premises have been exciting developments,” Colin says. Asked what has been key to their successful partnership, they both agree it comes down to having a solid foundation. “We have been in business together
staff that are trained in all aspects of what we offer, our service is efficient and reliable,” Pete says. Today, Pete and Monique have expanded their services to include everything from full mechanical repairs and light engineering to wheel alignments. Because of this growth they have taken on fully qualified mechanic Allan Owens and more recently apprentice Travis Webster. “We have a great team that works hard to support the business and the customers we have gained along the way have become our friends and
for 27 years and have complimenting strengths, but ultimately we are equally as passionate and determined to provide the best service we can,” they say. Accessman’s fleet includes Scissor Lifts both electric and diesel, Knuckle Booms, and Cherrypickers with an excellent delivery service for both small and large machines.
family,” Monique says. “We couldn’t be happier with how far the business has come.” One area of the business that has grown is the wheel alignment for large trucks and trailers, as well as the Warrant of Fitness testing and mechanical services. “Anything from the smallest car to the biggest truck, we can service and align them all.”
0275792 Name: Mike and Lianne Budny Occupation: Owner/operators A1 Drycleaning and Laundry Phone: 579 2550 Mike and Lianne Budny have owned A1 Drycleaning and Laundry for seven years, taking special care of their customers dry cleaning and laundry needs. Established in 2008, the business began with an empty building. Today it’s a busy family operated business with Mike and Lianne both heavily involved. They say their working relationship is ‘enjoyable’, with both bringing unique skills
Name: Brian and Di Benseman Occupation: Owner/Operators BB Signs Phone: 578 3666 For Brian and Di Benseman working closely together and sharing the same passion for their business BB Signs has proved to be a winning formula. Backed by a ‘family’ of staff, Brian and Di have been operating their Blenheim business since 2003 after buying out previous business partner of approximately 14 years, Barry Bridges. It was under Barry that Brian began his apprenticeship training 35 years ago, and now
to the business. “We have worked alongside one another for a long time and quite enjoy it. There’s no secret to our success we just get on with it,” Mike grins. An engineer by trade, Mike carries out the deliveries, laundry and maintenance while Lianne takes care of the drycleaning, laundry and pressing. They can clean the toughest and most delicate garments such as silk, wool, wedding gowns and furnishing items. Their commercial laundry service is a huge part of the business, as is their drying service for customers who
today Brian continues to work hard at upholding the same values and customer focused service that makes BB Signs the success it is. Supported by Di in the administration role, Brian and his team of designers and signage specialists provide a comprehensive range of services, from manufacturing signs and vehicle signage, to liaising with customers for all their graphic design needs. At BB Signs customers can expect to receive the best signage results that meet their business objectives. With free quotations and expert guidance through the different materials
for FREE pi want to drop off their wet laundry in the morning and collect it later in the & day.deliver “This has been a growing part of (Mobile Eftpos ava our business, so much so that we are installing another five dryers to keep up with demand,” Mike says. Careful handwashing, repairs and a1 dr alterations can &l also be carried out, making A1 P Drycleaning 57 and Laundry a one-stop-shop 15 for all laundry requirements. A1drycl
and price options, it has never been so easy to achieve your signage requirements. “For an industry that began with a brush and paint tin, the options are endless. If you can dream it, we can make it.” “Everything we create we do with the best quality materials so we know that our customers are receiving a service that is done properly, is value for money, and something we are really proud of too,” Brian says.
The Blenheim Sun 15-05-15