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last updated 31/05/2021


2021 Franchise Awards open for entry

last updated 31/05/2021


May 2021 – After a year off, the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards are back for 2021 in a new format which makes entry easier and more attractive than ever.

Since 1995, the annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards have identified and celebrated outstanding franchise systems, franchisees, master franchisees and franchise affiliates. Winners have received not just recognition but massive promotion for their businesses. Having an award-winning brand really means something to franchisees, franchise buyers and the professional advisors who assist them. Past winners have come from all different industries and professions.

And it’s not all about winning – just entering will take you through a process to help you examine key areas of your business and help you identify both its strengths and areas for potential improvement. It’s also an opportunity for you and your team to review your progress together and celebrate your achievements.

With no awards in 2020 owing to Covid-19, the Franchise Association has taken the opportunity to revamp the format to make the Awards easier to enter while ensuring that they still have real meaning and value. The changes include:

  • New process
  • New questions
  • New judges

To find out more and see the Awards timeline, click here.  Once you’ve registered, you’ll be guided through the entry process – final submissions are due by 15 July. The Awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on Saturday 30 October at The Cordis, Auckland.

Don’t delay, register now. Entry is open to all members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand.

Why you should enter

Here are five reasons why you should enter the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards

  1. Celebrate your achievements – showcase your hard work and celebrate as a team.
  2. Gain recognition – be acknowledged for your innovation, performance and best practice.
  3. Raise your profile – attract new business as a Westpac New Zealand Franchise Award winner.
  4. Demonstrate your capabilities – providing evidence of your effectiveness in franchising.
  5. Boost morale – Winning a Westpac New Zealand Franchise Award is a great way to motivate your team.

Helpful links

For further information and support Awards, contact awards@franchise.org.nz or call 0-9-274 2901.

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