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2016 Franchise Innovation

Application Fee: $299.00

Information for participating franchise systems

Award Definition

This award recognises an individual or group within a system responsible for creating a successful business innovation. 

Benefits for participating in this award

  • Helps identify individuals and groups within the system who are invested in the success of the business.
  • Stimulates new ideas among staff and franchisees for the further success of the business.
  • An opportunity to acknowledge forward thinkers and highlight the positive changes they've helped to make.
  • Acknowledgement of individuals and groups assists in the attraction and retention of quality franchisees and staff.

Award Process

  1. Review the assessment criteria below to confirm that you are willing to respond to questions in these areas.
  2. Complete the online entry form and pay the application fee. Your application fee goes toward covering the administration, marketing and assessment costs associated with the Awards.
  3. You will be sent a unique link to complete your online submission containing a number of specific questions based on the areas of assessment below. No late submissions will be accepted.
  4. All submissions will be assessed by specialist judges using predefined criteria. Judges may contact you to verify or clarify aspects of your submission. You may also be invited to submit additional information or material to support your submission.
  5. The winner of Franchise Innovation award will be announced at the 2016 FCA Gala Awards Dinner which form part of the FCA National Franchise Convention.

Areas to be assessed

Weight: 20%
Word Limit: 800

This area measures the significance of the idea or initiative and the perceived benefit to all stakeholders.
Weight: 30%
Word Limit: 1,200
This area measures the sophistication of the planning process.
Communication and execution
Weight: 30%
Word Limit: 800
This area measures buy-in from stakeholder groups and overall take-up of the initiative.
Results and feedback
Weight: 20%
Word Limit: 800
This area measures the overall success of the initiative and any ongoing changes made as a result of the initial idea.


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