Bill, Brendan, Lynne, Chanelle, Mike and Conner.
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
Chanelle Smith: Retail Sales and Stock (6 years)
I have been part of the Avantiplus team since 2008. I love being apart of the AvantiPlus team. The cycling industry is changing everyday. It is one of the most rewarding jobs, I love seeing peoples cycling dream became a reality NO matter what their needs maybe, am happy to help them turn their dream into reality.
Our AvantiPlus team will be happy to help. We all share the same passion for cycling and supporting the local community.
Sales, stock control, invoicing, – checking stock negative balances, bike-fits, shop floor and window displays, informing other staff members of new products and trends, end of day shift and banking if Bill is away
September 2014 - KPI course Measure Monitor and Manage with Forte Management
February 2014 Avanti Training Academy - 2 day course
Retail Sales Level 2 and 3 NZQA qualification
Conference 2012 new season product held in Auckland
In-house product training with Area Manager
A+ Dynamic BikeFit system programme - updated 2013
Trustpower Customer Service courses
SBCU 2009 Specialized University Bachelors Programme
Avanti Training Programme and Sales Training 2008 The Friedman Customer Service
GEM Visa training
In my spare time you can find me at the gym, August - Dec I am doing a 12 week weightloss challenge with Kustom Fitness.
In the summer months you can find me anyway near the water.
Lynne Haines: Accounts/Marketing/Selling (3 years)
I have been working at AvantiPlus Blenheim for approximately 3 years now and have a varied role here.
Accounts, wages, budgets, reporting and preparing weekly sales figures.
Oversee the advertising, marketing, networking, website and social media.
Cover Retail sales, selling bikes, all things needed for biking and mobility scooters.
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 starting at 5.30pm
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 incorporating facebook, twitter, printrest etc.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
Michael Keen (Mechanic)
Introducing AvantiPlus new addition to their workshop. I am an enthusiastic engineer who obtained my Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in mechanical from the Auckland University of Technology.
The achievement of this degree has progressed me along my career path of obtaining my ambition of becoming a influential design engineer. I love to bring ideas to the fruition and work on my own no matter how wild or boring.
Cycling is a hobby that I started as a young boy with my dad and family and it has never stopped and I will continue with my family once I start one.
My first part-time job was in a cycle workshop, then some years later I wend back to run the workshop of another cycleshop where I completed my Shimano training. IF it is mechanical, I can fix it.
Connor MacLeod (schoolboy)
Has recently joined AvantiPlus Blenheim as a trainee mechanic under the guidance of Brendan.
We are proud to be able to sponsor local Marlborough athletics, Dan Moore, Annabelle Latz, Connor MacLeod.
Proud to be involved with the Ride On Marlborough programme teaching kids to ride.
Lynne is a qualified instructor Level 1, 2 and now 3, 4 for on-road skills receiving NZQA National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Coaching and Instruction) Cycle Skills Instructor
'Bike instructors get NZQA ticket to ride' - extract from Marlborough Express 31/01/2013
Five instructors from Ride On Marlborough have been recognised for their dedication to teaching bicycle safety by being recognised as fully qualified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority [NZQA].Tina Fortune, David Speedy, Lynne Haines, Gillie Smith and Wendy Hughes underwent their assessment in December last year, with all of them making the grade. All five have been involved with Ride On Marlborough since it began in October 2011 and have been working towards their qualification since.
The Ride On programme is designed to teach children over six weeks, with one and-a-half hour lessons once a week.
They also do condensed six-hour days when visiting rural areas.
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