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VIC Breakfast 18/06/2013

End of Financial year Breakfast Franchisor Panel 

Please join us to hear from an experienced panel of franchisors that you have never heard speak at a FCA Victorian event. Ian Martin (Noodle Box), Tim Cockayne (Total Tools) and Stuart Cook (Zambrero) are currently leading three successful franchise systems in uncertain times.
With economic challenges, an election looming and proposed Code changes comes incredible opportunities. Our panel will reveal how their brands are undertaking business planning processes to tackle the new financial year. Growth and revenue increases are important, but what other steps are these leaders taking to ensure their businesses are profitable and sustainable with a clear vision and differentiated product or service offering?

This month Alan Wein released his recommendations to the Government on proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct, following the most extensive review process undertaken since 1998. What is the position of the FCA on the proposed changes? More importantly, what will the changes mean for your business if implemented by the Government.

Ian Martin, CEO, Noodle Box 
Ian Martin is the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Noodle Box. Ian is an experienced leader in food and beverage industry having held senior roles in London, Hong Kong and Sydney including the following:

  • General Manager Aust/SEA Baskin Robbins
  • Group Chief Executive Gloria Jean's Coffees
  • SVP & President SEA Burger King
  • CFO Asia Yum Restaurants International

Tim Cockayne, CEO, Total Tools
Tim Cockayne is the CEO of the fast growing retail franchise chain Total Tools, and has had a life in retail with organisations such as Prouds, Angus & Coote and Retravision, where he specialises in retail change management. 

Tim has worked across the merchandise, marketing, sales and finance divisions of a number of well-known Australian retail companies and has had hands on experience in senior roles within franchise, private, public and co-operative companies

Tim continues to have a love of retail and lives in Melbourne with his wife and their two sons and has a love of all sports, but particularly cricket and Aussie Rules.

Stuart Cook, CEO, Zambrero
Stuart Cook is the CEO of Zambrero, a Quick Service Mexican restaurant franchise with strong humanitarian values. Every burrito or bowl enjoyed at Zambrero feeds someone less fortunate through Zambrero’s plate 4 plate charity.
Stuart was appointed CEO of Zambrero just before his 24th birthday, qualifying him as one of the youngest franchise CEOs. Stuart has led the company from $1 million to over $20 million, now employing more than 400 people across the group. With a background in sales, accounting and finance, Stuart has set his sights to take Zambrero to 100 stores by the end of 2014.
In 2011 and 2012, Zambrero was listed as the fastest growing food franchise of the year in BRW Magazine. Zambrero has been awarded FCA Corporate responsibility Award, Mybusiness Magazine's Best Retailer and the ACT’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.
Stuart is also a non-executive director of The Entourage - Australia's leading provider of young entrepreneurial education.

Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Kooyong
Starting: 7:00 AM
Tuesday 18th June 2013
Ending: 9:00 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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