Bill, Lynne, Chanelle, Brendan - Bejon (not present)
Brendan Green: Head Mechanic and 2IC (14 years)
Head mechanic in charge of the workshop.
Shimano Qualified Mechanic
Retail Modern Apprenticeship - (Retail Modern Apprentice of the Year finalist)
Specialized University Maters Program
National Certificate Bicycle Sales and Service L2, L3
A+ Dynamic Bike Fit system trained fitter
Trained on Di2 electronic componentry software
Update courses for Shimano
Oct 2014 Shimano update course
Bike-fits, running maintenance nights.
Courses attended: -
Leadership Course with Forte Management
Customer and Sales Service with Trust Power and GIST
Friedman Sales & Service courses, have completed various courses - last being in June 2014
Avanti Training Academy - 2 day course
GEM Visa training
2012, 2013, 2014 New product training at Avanti
plus receive in-house product training with Area Manager
Lynne Haines: Accounts/Marketing/Selling (3 years)
I have been working at AvantiPlus Blenheim for approx 3 years now and have a varied role here.
Accounts, wages, budgets, reporting and weekly sales figures.
Over the advertising, marketing, networking, website adn social media.
Retail, selling bikes and all things needed for biking, I also when required cover stock and invoicing, updating systems.
Over the daylight saving months I run a Womens Only ride on Monday nights departing at 6.00 from 61 Queen St.
Also run a 5km running series from mid January through to end of April along the Taylor River pathway on Tuesday nights
For the last 4 years I have sat on the Bike/Walk committee, Marlborough City Council.
Am a qualified L3 Cycle Safety Instructor NZQA - teaching children cycle safety through the Ride On Programme here in Marlborough.
My interests are:
Cycling is my number one passion, completed many Round Lake Taupo, Source to Sea, Lake Brunner.
and a wee bit of mountain biking on the amazing tracks here in Blenheim.
Have toured around NZ and oversea countries in my earlier years.
Completed few half marathans and have successfully completed 2 half ironmans.
Qualifications and courses attended: -
September 2015 Social Media one day course
May 2015 Women in Leadership Course - Sue Lindsay Total
Customer Services seminars ran by Trust Power and GIST
Business Info – Spreadsheet, Budget Accounting
GEM Visa training
A+ Dynamic BikeFit system
NZQA National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Coaching and Instruction) Cycle Skills L1, L2, L3, L4
First Aid Sports Certificate
Many years of experience in office management and accounts work
Hi I am Bejon and have recently joined AvantiPlus Blenheim as a trainee mechanic under the guidance of Brendan.
I have completed four years off secondary school and during my last years of school I have held a couple of part-time jobs working at Home Cafe and Wither Hills Winery cellar door/kitchen.
I love mountain biking and have been riding since I was seven starting in Auckland. I was riding at Woodhill Mountain Bike park nearly every weekend until I moved down to Blenheim in 2010 and now you will find me most afternoons after work up in the hills on my Avanti Vapour full susupension. My other passion is photography.
We are proud to be able to sponsor local Marlborough athletics, introducing: -Sponsor multisport and rider: Dan Moore Multisporter
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Sponsor athlete: Annabell Latz
I'm Annabelle Latz, one of AvantiPlus Blenheim's newest sponsored athletes. With a love for running, duathlon and triathlon compeition, and the outdoors, I'm thrilled to be on my new Avanti road bike.
Thank you Lynne and Bill for your support and making possible my enjoyable training amongst Marlborough's beautiful landscapes.
I've got plenty of competitions lined up for the rest of the year, including defending my Marlboorugh Marathon title.
I encourage everyone in the region who is fond of getting their heart rate up, to tie up their shoe laces, or strap on their bike helmets, and get amongst it too.
From 10km road races to off road half marathons, and multi sport events of all distances and descriptions, there is something for everyone.
Thank you AvantiPlus Blenheim, let's spread the word of about the benifits of sport, how much it teaches us, and the huge amount of fun and satisfaction it creates.
Proud to sponsor and support Ride On Marlborough.
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