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14th Westpac Franchise Awards Finalists Announced

Published: Thu 2 Oct 2008 04:58 PM
Press Release October 2008
The 14th Westpac Franchise Awards Finalists Announced
With an annual turnover of $16 billion the New Zealand franchise industry plays a huge part in the New Zealand economy. The finalists for the 14th Westpac Franchise Awards have today been announced with both new and established franchises on the list.
New Zealand boasts the most franchises per capita in the world, and is one of the few countries which has a voluntary code of conduct for franchise operators. Over 70,000 people are employed by over 16,000 individually owned franchisee businesses, and the Awards are designed to recognise the highest performers.
Competition in the seven award categories is fiercely contested and provides businesses with valuable business and marketing advantages.
Phil Harrison, the sales and marketing manager of Carpet One, the winners of the 2007 Supreme Award of Franchise System of the Year and the Retail Franchise Award, said; “The Award came at an important growth stage for us and helped enormously in not only attracting potential franchisees but also attracting great candidates that have all progressed into excellent members of our franchise team.”
He continued; “We also found the process of entering rewarding and the judge’s comments extremely worthwhile as it encouraged us to undertake a thorough review of all our systems and processes at quite an advanced level. As a result, we made several changes that have improved our business.”
The New Zealand Franchise Awards will take place on 8 November 2008 and will be hosted by the famous entertainer Frankie Stevens, at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland.
The award categories include; Business Services, Food & Beverage, Home Services, Lifestyle Services, Retail, Service Provider and Master Franchisee. The two supreme awards are the Franchise System of the Year with all Franchise system finalists eligible and the Franchisee of the Year which all franchisee finalists are eligible for.
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For further media information: please contact Sarah Alexander-Willcox from spice communications group on 09 360 8500 or email sarah@spice.co.nz.
Further Notes to Editors
The following Businesses are finalists in this year’s Awards:
Business Services
Alcco Services Ltd (Paramount), Auckland Central
Canaan Cleaning (Paramount), Auckland Central
Cleancorp Franchise Systems Ltd, Parnell, Auckland
Dalton Family Trading Trust (Paramount), Auckland Central
Fastway Couriers (NZ) Ltd, Napier
Fastway Courier Franchisee, Glenfield
James & Rehana Khan T/E Cleancorp, Hunters Corner, Auckland
Niks Activities Ltd (Paramount), Auckland Central
Paramount Franchise Services Ltd, Auckland Central
Red Hot Business Coaching, Wellington
Food & Beverage
Xpresso Delight New Zealand Ltd, Australia
Xpresso Delight Auckland
Home Services
Exceed Maintenance Ltd, Tauranga
VIP Home Services, Dannemora, Auckland
Lifestyle Services
SKIDS Ltd, Greenmount, Auckland
Home Instead Senior Care (NZ) Ltd, Hamilton
Home Instead Tauranga Ltd, Tauranga
Quest Newmarket, Auckland
Quest Serviced Apartments (NZ), Auckland
Retail
Dymocks Newmarket, Newmarket, Auckland
Minit New Zealand Ltd (Mister Minit), Australia
TNT Morrison Ltd, Waiuku, Auckland
Mr Rental Auckland Central, Auckland
Mr Rental NZ Ltd, Greenlane, Auckland
Mr Rental Hamilton, Frankton, Hamilton
Service Provider
Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd, Newmarket, Auckland
Spikefin Limited, Wellington
Master Franchisee
Brumbys New Zealand, Remuera, Auckland
Fastway Couriers Wanganui
Laser Franchise Group, Avondale, Auckland
ENDS

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