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Service and repairs

Don't Gamble With Your Life, Get Your Bike Serviced by the Experts

If you need your bike serviced you needn't go anywhere else, with our qualified Shimano and SRAM mechanics at AvantiPlus Blenheim we guarantee to get you back on your bike.   Our workshop is a Shimano Certified Service Centre 2012 and all our mechanics are trained to the highest specification requirements.  We service all brands of bikes.  If you are travelling and need your bike assembled for rides around Marlborough we are here to help visitors to Blenheim.

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Introducing the team:-

Bill Mitchell:  Owner/Operator, 29 years

Managing the business and running the shop, overseeing staff, end of day shift and banking, advertising, networking, running seminars, backing system up weekly
Training: -
Cycle Mechanics Trade Certificate 1989
Certificate of Completion – enhancing the professionalism of the retail industry


 
Brendan Green: Head Mechanic and 2IC  (13 years)
Head mechanic in charge of the workshop and overseeing Keaton and Nick,
Bike-fits, running maintenance nights.
Training: -
Leadership Course
Customer and Sales Service
GEM Visa training
A+ Dynamic BikeFit system programme - updated 2013
One day 2012 new product training at Avanti
In-house product training with Area Manager
Retail Modern Apprenticeship - (Retail Modern Apprentice of the Year finalist)
National Certificate Bicycle Sales and Service L2, L3
Specialized University Masters Program
Avanti Training Programme
Shimano Qualified Mechanic
SRam training
 
Chanelle Smith: Retail Sales and in charge of stock (5 years)
I have been part of the Avantiplus team since 2008, learning so much about  cycling as this industry evolves with every new season.  I am still learning new skills every day, and have helped heaps of people make their cycling dream a reality. I am confident I can answer almost anything you can ask me and if I am unable to we have a great Avanti support team who can further assist.

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
Training: -
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

Lynne Haines: Accounts/Marketing/Selling (2 years)
Accounts, wages, marketing, preparing budgets and reporting weekly sales figures, overseeing adverts/articles, networking, website and social media, trade me, selling and assisting Chanelle and covering stock and invoicing, updating systems when necessary. Monitor debtors and a/p payments.
I have given my time to be involved with Walk Bike Community and Cycle Safety programmes.
In my spare time I enjoy cycling, haven ridden several times Round Lake Taupo, Source to Sea, Lake Brunner and many more events around NZ and overseas. 
Over the daylight saving months I run a Womens Only ride on Monday nights departing at 6.00 from 61 Queen St.  I also enjoy running, having completed quite a few half marathans and have successfully completed 2 half ironmans.  I enjoy all sorts of outdoor and indoor sports - over the winter am a keen gym junkie.  Keen to give it a go, love exploring the many cycle and run tracks here in Marlborough.
Training: -
MYOB introduction course
NZQA National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Coaching and Instruction) Cycle Skills
First Aid Sports Certificate
Customer Services and – GIST
Business Info – Spreadsheet, Budget Accounting
GEM Visa training
A+ Dynamic BikeFit system programme
 
Keaton Fowler: Assistant to Brendan in the workshop (1 year)
workshop jobs, maintaining hire bikes, building bikes and bike checks, inputting repair cards, selling, preparing pre-loved bikes for selling and trade me.  I love to get out and ride my BMX and do a bit of down-hilling plus work out in the gym.
Training: -
Customer Service and Sales – GIST 2013
Retailer Point of Sale training
GEM Visa training
A+ Dynamic BikeFit system programme


Nick Blakiston: workshop assistant, schoolboy part-timer (18 months)
building bikes fixing kids scooters, stock and shop displays .  My passion is road riding - I love riding my Scott Foil and winning races on it.
Training: -
Customer Service GIST
Retailer point of sale
GEM Visa applications
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OUR GUARENTEE TO YOU

Our customers. Avantiplus Blenhein is locally owned and operated and has been partners with AvantiPlus for over 29 years. You can trust us for EXPERT ADVICE, TOP BRAND BIKES and ACCESSORIES. Our certified Shimano service centre, Shimano and SRAM qualified mechanics ensure our promise to look after you and your bike. Winners of The Small Business Enterprise Centre Superior Service Award. Members of BIANZ and Retail Association.

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