Simon Lord


Simon Lord

Massive congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 25th Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. Winners came from all sorts of industries and all parts of the country, reflecting the sheer variety of franchising, but they all had one thing in common – business excellence. Read about who won and why.

On this website, you’ll find profiles of businesses offering fork lift training, flat pack assembly, home renovation and laundromats; childcare, exercise classes, relief teacher supply and computer education. Franchisees restore car paintwork, change landscapes, protect glass, clean homes and offices, and manage boat maintenance. Get a free print copy or digital copy of our latest magazine and find more opportunities and advisors in our Directory.

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Global logistics and freight sales consulting franchise. InXpress allows you to build a successful and profitable business with the security of one of the world’s largest franchisors of global courier services. Proven business model and training provided. Low risk with a strong return on investment.

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25 Years of Winners

See the results of the 2019 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

Must Read Articles

How to approach franchising your business

Simon Lord outlines three different approaches to franchising and invites comment from the experts

Advice for new residents in NZ (in 5 languages)

Protect your own interests as you assess any franchise business opportunity. Translated versions of this article are available in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

The beginners' guide to understanding the numbers

Philip Morrison of Franchise Accountants explains what financial reports can tell you about the business you’re buying

250 questions to ask your franchisor

What do you need to know before you buy a franchise? Here's a comprehensive list of over 250 vital questions to ask the franchisor that will help you make the right decision.

What’s the next big thing in franchising?

One of the questions that anyone who works in franchising is regularly asked is ‘What’s the next big thing, then?’ Here are some thoughts to help readers decide the answer for themselves

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In Our Latest Issue

Right First Time - All the results from the 25th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards. Who won and why?

Get The Right Funding - Daniel Cloete from Westpac explains how working with a specialist banker can help you make the right decision.

Use The Right Advisors - Getting input from specialists will save you time and help you make better decisions.