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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2017 FRANCHISE AWARDS

by Simon Lord,
last updated 16/05/2017

May 2017 - The Franchise Association has launched the 2017-18 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards and is calling for entries from franchisors, franchisees and service providers to the franchise sector.

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Michael and Amanda Ash of Mister Minit St Lukes - the 2016/17 Supreme Franchisees of the Year

Michael and Amanda Ash of Mister Minit St Lukes - the 2016/17 Supreme Franchisees of the Year

Signature Homes is the reigning Supreme Franchise System. From left: Brad Jacobs, Chairman of FANZ; Hon. Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce & Consumer Affairs; Anneta and Gavin Hunt of Signature Homes; Steve Atkinson, Westpac Head of Specialists

Signature Homes is the reigning Supreme Franchise System. From left: Brad Jacobs, Chairman of FANZ; Hon. Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce & Consumer Affairs; Anneta and Gavin Hunt of Signature Homes; Steve Atkinson, Westpac Head of Specialists

This is the 23rd year of the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, which have been measuring and recognising top performers since 1995. Winning an Award not only represents the pinnacle of achievement, but provides considerable publicity that helps build business and attract top staff or franchisees. Read our report on last year’s winners here.

Entry is open to all members of the Franchise Association.

Why enter?

For franchisors, franchisees and field managers: now is the time to showcase your franchise system, your individual expertise and the strength of your business processes.

For service providers: this is your chance to stand out amongst your peers and demonstrate the value you bring to the franchise sector.

The awards are run in conjunction with the Business Excellence Foundation and are designed not just to recognise franchising’s highest performers, but to provide winners with valuable business and marketing advantages. The process of entering invites entrants to critique their business using key performance measures within the internationally-recognised Baldrige methodology.

Following feedback, the entry process has been streamlined this year.There is no longer a requirement to complete an Expression of Interest. If you intend to enter any award category, just complete a registration form by June 6th.  Completed awards entries are due by August 14th.

Download the entrant booklet and registration form

Awards categories

This year there will be a total of 22 Awards to be won. 

  • 2 Supreme Awards
  • 10 x Business Category Awards
    - Business Services – Franchise System and Franchisee
    - Retail  – Franchise System and Franchisee
    - Food & Beverage – Franchise System and Franchisee
    - Home Services – Franchise System and Franchisee
    - Lifestyle Services – Franchise System and Franchisee
  • 6 x Special Awards
  • 2 x Field Manager Awards
  • 2 x Community Involvement Awards

A new Special Award being introduced for 2017 recognises the importance of Digital Innovation in franchising.

Awards Workshop

The Business Excellence Foundation will be running a workshop session with tips on how to prepare your entry at 1.30pm June 13th at Westpac in Auckland, followed by a webinar for those who are unable to make this session. Participation is free but registration is required – register for the workshop here.

Awards Evening

The Awards will be presented at a celebration of franchising achievements to be held on Saturday November 11th at Alexandra Park, Ellerslie, Auckland.

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