The FCA recognised franchising's top performers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory at its 2016 NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards presentations in Sydney .
Boost Juice duo Danie Mesiti and Anthony Stahl have been named the NSW/ACT Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year.
Chris Wall and Robyn Mitchell of Pizza Capers, Gungahlin took home the award for NSW/ACT Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff, with Shaun Birley and Sam Orders of InXpress, Sydney CBD, winning the Award for NSW/ACT Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff.
Soul Origin franchisee, Sherwin Djamil won the NSW/ACT Franchisee Community Responsibility and Contribution Award for 2016.
The awards celebrated franchise support too. Foodco’s Natalie Brennan was named the NSW/ACT Franchise Woman of the Year, and Melissa Moseley of Frontline Recruitment Group, scooped the NSW/ACT Field Manager of the Year Award.
Now Foodco’s head of corporate brand support, Brennan has been involved in franchising since her first part-time job at McDonalds aged 15.
“Franchising is a way for people to gain skills and to be their own boss,” said Brennan. “I always say franchising teaches people to be a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker. If you want to do anything really in this country there will be a franchise network that can support you into that business.
“Helping the mum and dads, the young couples, the people who are just passionate about business and what they do and teaching them how do better at their business is what keeps me keep going.”
Following their success, all winners have qualified as finalists for the MYOB FCA National Excellence in Franchising Awards. The Gala Awards Dinner will be held in Canberra on Tuesday 11 October at the culmination of the 2016 National Franchise Convention.