You are now invited to register for the 2017 awards


Calling franchisors, franchisees and field managers, now is the time to showcase your franchise system, your individual expertise and the strength of your business processes.

Service providers this is your chance to stand out amongst your peers and demonstrate the value you bring to franchising.

This is the 23rd year of the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, a prestigious event and a chance to get your name up there with the many great franchise systems that have achieved so well in the past. 

The awards are run in conjunction with the Business Excellence Foundation and are designed to recognize franchising's highest performers, providing winners with valuable business and marketing advantages.  The process of entering invites entrants to critique their business using key performance measures within the recognized Baldridge methodology.

The application process has been streamlined this year,  whilst still maintaining the high standards of the Business Excellence Foundation.

There is no longer a requirement to complete an Expression of Interest, however if you intend to enter any award category, you are required to complete a registration form by June 6th.  Completed awards entries are due by August 14th.

Total of 22 awards 

  • 10 Business Category Awards for Franchise Systems and Franchisees
  • 6 Special Awards
  • 2 Field Manager Awards
  • 2 Community Involvement Awards
  • 2 Supreme Awards

Franchise Awards Workshop notes provided by Business Excellence

New Award for 2017

Digital Innovation

Digital innovation is so critical, in today's business environment that it is important we celebrate those franchise systems that are excelling in this area.  If your system has implemented a digital initiative which has delivered innovation across the franchise system, for your franchisees and/or for your customers, then this award is a must enter for you.

Celebration of Franchising

A celebration of franchising achievements will be held on Saturday November 11th at Alexandra Park Ellerslie. Here's some highlights from last year:


Take the Plunge Now

Right now is the time to start your preparation and share all that is excellent about your franchise system, franchisee business, field managers or service provider business.

Please forward this communication to all your franchisees and field managers and encourage them to give it a go.

The Business Excellence Foundation will be running a workshop session with tips on how to prepare your entry at 1.30pm June 13th at Westpac Takutai Square followed by a webinar for those who are unable to make this session. If you would like to attend the workshop please email Lauren.

We look forward to receiving your entries in this The 23rd year of the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.

If you have any questions please email  but first check out the full requirements:



We look forward to your registrations.

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