The Franchise Council of Australia recently took a delegation of 14 members to launch the highly anticipated 2023 State of Franchise Report in Canberra.
Franchising now represents a $174 billion segment in the domestic economy, and the delegation along with FCA Chair Brendan Green and CEO Matthew Monaghan headed to the nation’s capital for briefings with Small Business Minister the Hon Julie Collins, Shadow Minister for Small and Family Business the Hon Sussan Ley, and Treasury to present the Report.
The delegation included Amber Manning CEO Just Cuts, Angus McKay CEO 7- Eleven, Brendan Green CEO Hire A Hubby, Carlos Antonius CEO Chatime, Daniel Mesiti Franchisee Boost Juice, Darryn McAuliffe CEO FRANdata, John O’Brien Executive Director & Founder Poolwerx, Karen Bozic CEO Craveable Brands, Marcel Lal CEO InXpress, Matt Fitton COO Nurse Next Door, Matthew Penfold Chairman Kwik Kopy, Richard Thame CEO CouriersPlease, Selina Bridge CEO KX Pilates, Steve Grossrieder CEO & Managing Director JAX Quickfit, and Storm McGrath CEO Kip McGrath.
The group took part in engaging roundtable discussions at The Press Club about the latest release of data surrounding the State of Franchise, travelled to Parliament House for a meeting with the Small Business Minister Julie Collins and advisers and wrapped up the day delving deeper in to the findings from the report.
Delegates on day two meet with The Hon Bruce Billson GAICD, Ombudsman, followed by a meeting with the Shadow Small Business Minister Sussan Ley. The final engagement for the delegation was a Roundtable discussion with Treasury and the new First Assistant Secretary of Small Business at the Commonwealth Treasury Kate O’Rourke and Director Gino Grassia.
Speaking around the importance of the presentation of the State of Franchise Report in Canberra, Franchise Council of Australia Chair Brendan Green states “Franchising is still one of the best mechanisms to enable small business to compete effectively against larger corporate businesses and we look forward to meeting with the Minister for Small Business the Hon Julie Collins as we launch our 2023 State of Franchise report.”
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