For years Richard worked as a commercial cleaner, who one day realised there wasn’t enough options available to purchase commercial cleaning products in Christchurch. In 1980, Richard and a business partner turned that thought into a reality and decided to open their own cleaning supplies business. This is when Christchurch Cleaning Supplies was established. After a couple of years in business, Richard bought his partner out and became the sole owner of the business. Richard was the first and only one to start working in the business, but the company now employ’s 11 staff.
In April 2015 Richard sold the business to his daughter. Jessica Pinnington-Pilet (who has worked in the company for over 16 years) and his son-in-law, Troy Pinnington-Pilet (who has worked in the company for over 10 years). Richard decided it was time to step back and start putting more energy into himself and his family. He still works 2 days a week at Christchurch Cleaning Supplies and enjoys having no responsibilities or pressure on his shoulders!
Jessica and Troy have a passion for the family business, and want to keep it the success Richard has made it. Jessica and Troy have 2 sons and a daughter, who they hope might one day decide to get involved in the family business. Jessica said it is a joy and honour to be able to continue something her father has put his heart and soul into.
But no business can be successful without the help of their staff. At Christchurch Cleaning Supplies, they are lucky to have a wonderful, loyal and hard working team! The staff are like a family of their own. With majority of staff being there for over 5 years, they have formed a close family-like relationship. So not only is it a family owned business, but it is a family run business with all the staff being apart of that family!
Jessica Pinnington-Pilêt - Managing Director
Troy Pinnington-Pilêt - Managing Director
Richard Pinnington - Sales & Purchasing
Stuart Frost - Sales Representative
Julie Foster - Sales Representative
Gary Tyson - Sales Representative
Myrtle Davey - Administration
Paul McCall - Customer Service
Darren Crocker - Customer Service
John Bacon - Warehouse Storeman
Glenn Van Der Busse - Delivery Driver