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Australian Franchise Awards winners 2021

last updated 02/11/2021


2 November 2021 ­– Australia names top franchisors, franchisees in 2021 Awards

The Franchise Council of Australia has shone the spotlight on some of the nation’s top franchisors and franchisees at this year’s FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards. This year’s awards were held virtually, owing to the disruption caused by Covid.

Some of the names will be familiar to New Zealand readers, while others have not yet crossed the Tasman.

Franchisor Awards

  • Australian Established Franchisor of the Year – Rapid Tune
  • Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year – Home Caring
  • International Franchisor of the Year – InXpress
  • Excellence in Franchise Innovation – CouriersPlease
  • Franchisor Social Responsibility – CouriersPlease
  • Excellence in Marketing – Muffin Break

Franchisee Awards

  • Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year – Alex McRae, ANZ Mobile Lending (Drummoyne, Balmain, Burwood)
  • Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff – David Sulava and Janet Mu, ANZ Mobile Lending, Flemington
  • Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff – Bev Taylor, InXpress Brisbane

Service Awards

  • Supplier of the Year – Spectrum Analysis
  • FCA Franchise Woman of the Year – Karen Purcell, Foodco
  • Field Manager of the Year – Phil Colburn, Poolwerx

Franchise Council of Australia CEO, Mary Aldred praised the finalists and winners for their strong performance during testing times.

‘In one of the most difficult economic environments ever experienced by Australian business, the resilience, adaptability and determination that has been demonstrated by all Awards finalists and winners is truly outstanding,’ she said.

‘We congratulate all of them for their persistence and achievements during an extraordinarily challenging time, and commend each and every hard-working franchisee and franchisor across Australia for their vital contributions to employment, the economy and communities across the nation.’

The finalists in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards have also been announced. The Awards will be presented at a live event on 6 March 2022.

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