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The Franchise Council of Australia has named the winners of its 2010 Excellence in Franchising Awards.
From our archives - March 2004. Carlos Spencer takes up a new challenge as a franchisee with Esquires Coffee House.
October 2010 - The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is proposing to extend some elements of consumer law into business-to-business standard form contracts, including franchise agreements.
February 2008 - The recent outburst by Chris Carter, the Minister for Ethnic Affairs, accusing Green Acres of being devious and ruthless in its dealings with those affected by the apparently fraudulent sale of non-existent franchises to Chinese and Indian immigrants marks a sad decline in the previously sensible commentaries on the situation.
16 October 2009 - The Commerce Commission has welcomed the conviction and sentencing today of Stewart John Brown and Robert Llewelyn Parr
September 2005 - Bill McGowan, Fastway Couriers' founder and chairman, has been recognised for his contribution to the franchising in New Zealand franchise industry with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Franchise Association of New Zealand. The award is one of only two the Association has given since its establishment in 1996.
This year's franchise awards were even more hotly-contested than ever, and attracted a host of new entrants. Our full report starts here.
This year's Franchise Awards were the most competitive yet. Our full report details all the winners and explains what made them stand out from the rest
Mike Pero Mortgages has been named the Westpac Supreme Award winner in the New Zealand Franchise Awards 2003
The Sparkies were sparkling and Jesters came out laughing at the 2005 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards
New Zealand's new best franchisee is a mum of three from the Waikato, but there's no change at the top for Franchise System of the Year
It was all change at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards this year as Carpet One and Fonterra Brands (Anchor) came through to take the Supreme Awards for the first time.
Paramount Commercial Cleaning has been named New Zealand's top franchise for 2008 in a stunning victory for the home-grown system. The Supreme Award for franchisees went to the team at Quest Serviced Apartments, Newmarket.
There are some brand new names and some familiar faces on the winners' list for this year's Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, which were announced on Saturday 14th November.
Are the new SME incentives helpful to franchisees and franchisors? One franchisor says not - what do you think?
Archive article from September 2005 - Simon Lord outlines calls for franchise legislation and David Munn looks at the possible pros and cons. See end of article for a chance to have your say.
November 2010 - View Bill Sampson of Tauranga, the 2009/10 Westpac Supreme Franchisee of the Year, in a Maori TV programme on franchising
The focus on youth training schemes by both major parties at the beginning of this election year in New Zealand coincides with a news item from the UK that McDonalds is one of just three commercial organisations awarded the right to offer nationally-recognised qualifications by the British Qualifications & Curriculum Authority.
September 2009 - How much does it cost to buy a McDonald's franchise? Less than you might think.
McDonald’s New Zealand’s founding father, Hugh Morris, has passed away in Auckland after a long battle with ill health.
June 2010 - Following coverage about the possible impact upon franchising of the Ministry of Economic Development’s consultation on the criminalisation of cartel behaviour, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs is now releasing a discussion document on plans to ‘review and rationalise’ consumer law in New Zealand.
31 March 2009 - Snap Printing has become the first national print partner for Air New Zealand's Airpoints Loyalty Programme
February 2007 - Over 50 franchisors got the year off to a good start when they attended a research briefing presented by the Franchise Research Institute in Auckland last month.
The Franchise Coach has been named New Zealand's Service Provider of the Year at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2009/2010.
December 2009 - A new study showing that small business is the powerhouse of the economy has caused a significant policy change in the application of stimulus funds in the US. Win Robinson suggests New Zealand could benefit from the same approach.
September 2001 -The Franchising Code of Practice was launched in July 1997. Simon Lord examines the impact it has had, and asks what protection it provides?
June 2010 - A recent survey of 345 Australian franchisees found that 20% of respondents admitted that they had no idea of what they were getting into when they bought a franchise. The survey also came up with some other headline-grabbing statistics.
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