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SA's Top Franchisees recognised at Excellence in Franchising Awards

Written on the 16 July 2018 by FCA Media Release

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) recognised franchising's best in South Australia at the 2018 SA Excellence in Franchising Awards presentations in Adelaide. 

The glittering awards presentation on Thursday night at the prestigious Adelaide Pavilion was a showcase for the state's two winners: 

  • EFM Health Clubs franchisee, Kirri Clark SA Franchisee of the Year with less than two staff; and
  • Battery World Vale franchisees, Mark and Cindy Edwards SA Franchisee of the Year with more than two staff.

Congratulating the winners, FCA CEO Mary Aldred said they were fantastic examples of people thriving in the sector and setting the benchmark for franchising in South Australia.

Kirri Clark paid tribute to EFM Health Clubs for their supportive attitude that helped her get started and make a success of her business. "I loved fitness and had been involve as a fitness professional for some time, but I knew nothing about business."

"Starting up was daunting but thanks to the guys at EFM I had ready access to the support I needed, especially in many areas of business that I didn't know and that you don't really think about."

"The biggest thing for me with franchising is that it gives you the access you need to a supporting network with the franchisor's backing, and helps you get the runs on the board."

Battery World Vale franchisees, Mark and Cindy Edwards bought a struggling tore and within months turned it around and doubled the turnover. Mark says that the key to their success has been teamwork and sharing the workload.

Cindy Edwards said that after twenty years together they realised they did not want to work for anyone else anymore and decided to put their heads together to run their own business. "The Battery World business has allowed us to work together in a strong franchise business that we are proud is being successful."

Following their success, all state winners have qualified as finalists for the MYOB FCA National Excellence in Franchising Awards. The Gala Awards Dinner will be the closing event of the 2018 National Franchise Convention in Melbourne on Tuesday 16 October.

The 2018 South Australian Winners:

Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff
Mark and Cindy Edwards, Battery World, Morphett Vale

Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff
Kirri Clark, EFM Health Clubs, Unley


Author: FCA Media Release

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