The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2016/2017 were presented at a gala dinner at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, on 12th November 2016.

The Awards are recognised as having some of the most rigorous criteria in the world. Entrants go through a comprehensive four-stage process and evaluations by the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation based on the internationally-recognised Malcolm Baldrige criteria, a system that is used by more than 25 countries as a standard for quality awards.

The Westpac Supreme Franchise System of the Year Award went to building franchise Signature Homes. Founded by Fletcher Challenge in 1983, the company was sold in 1995 to Gavin and Anneta Hunt, who had been involved with the business right from the start.The judges said, 'This company's recognition that long term sustainability is the key to continued success reflects its success in a highly competitive market. They continue to grow through review and improvement of their processes and systems.'

Michael Ash, who owns the Mister Minit outlet at Westfield St Lukes, Auckland, has been named Supreme Franchisee of the Year. Father of five Michael, who is originally from Christchurch but now lives in West Auckland, and his Chinese wife Amanda have owned their own business since 2012, although Michael worked for Mister Minit for many years as training manager. Buying the St Lukes franchise gave him the chance to practise what he preached, and to reap the rewards of his own efforts.  According to judges from the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation, some of the key strengths of Michael's business are his openness to input from his loyal team members, his creation of an open workplace culture and his focus on environmental challenges.

Photos of the evening for you to use freely are available here.

View full report here.

 

 

 

The 22nd Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards Winners:

 

SUPREME AWARDS

Westpac Franchise System of the Year

SIGNATURE HOMES LTD

Westpac Franchisee of the Year

SKEW NZ LTD - MISTER MINIT - ST LUKES

Supreme Awards are sponsored by: Westpac New Zealand Ltd
 

FRANCHISEE & FRANCHISE SYSTEM AWARDS

Business Services Best Franchisee of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Crowe Horwath
Winner: Fastway Couriers (Wairarapa)

Business Services Best Franchise System of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Crowe Horwath
Winner: Paramount Franchise Services Ltd

Retail, Food & Beverage Best Franchisee of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity
Winner: SKEW NZ Ltd - Mister Minit - St Lukes

Retail, Food & Beverage Best Franchise System of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity
Winner: Mister Minit New Zealand Limited

Home  Services Best Franchisee of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Franchise New Zealand Media
Winner: Vogue Homes LTD - T/A Signature Homes Bay of Plenty

Home Services Best Franchise System Award
Sponsored by: Franchise New Zealand Media
Winner: Signature Homes Ltd

Lifestyle Services Best Franchisee of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre
Winner: Just Cabins - Northland

Lifestyle Services Best Franchise System Award
Sponsored by: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre
Winner: Just Cabins

 

COMMUNITY & INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Community Involvement, Franchise System of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
Winner: Fastway Couriers (New Zealand)

Field Manager of the year Award, Retail, Food & Beverage Over 500k
Sponsored by: ABC Business Sales (Licenced REAA)
Winner: Greg Hoar - National Operations Manager -  Super Liquor Holdings Limited

Field Manager of the Year Award, Business Service Over 500k
Sponsored by: Crowe Horwath
Winner:  Sangeetha Shaikh - Paramount Franchise Services Ltd

Field Manager of the Year Award, Home & Lifestyle Services Under 500k
Sponsored by: Franchise New Zealand Media
Winner: Sofia West - Green Acres Franchise Group Ltd

Field Manager of the Year Award, Home & Lifestyle Services Over 500k
Sponsored by: Franchise New Zealand Media
Winner: Brad Hay - General Manager Sales & Marketing - Signature Homes Ltd


SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Emerging System Award
Sponsored by: MYOB
Winner: Zones Landscaping Specialists

Master Franchisee Award of the Year Award
Sponsored by: McDonald's New Zealand
Winner: Oporto Franchising New Zealand Ltd

Media Campaign of the Year Award
Sponsored by: ABC Business Sales
Winner: The Coffee Club Franchising (NZ) Limited

Service Provider of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Jani-King
Winner: MYOB

Export Achievement System of the Year
Sponsored by: Stewart Germann Law Office
Winner: Dream Doors NZ Ltd

 

FANZ Life Membership Recipient:

Rory MacDonald

Franchise Hall of Fame Inductee:

Kevin Connell

 

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