WESTPAC NEW ZEALAND FRANCHISE AWARDS 2015/16

Franchise Association of New Zealand

Paramount is Supreme!

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards, held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland in November and attended by more than 270 members of FANZ and their guests, is the annual showcase for outstanding performers in franchising and suppliers to the franchising sector.

Categories included best media campaign, excellence in community involvement and also individual performance by support staff. Once again, the awards attracted a quality entry and all those who reached finalist status were commended by the Judges. The  entries for the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards are independently evaluated and judged under the internationally recognised Baldrige criteria for business excellence and administered by the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

The highly contested Westpac Franchise System of the Year award went to Paramount Franchise Services Ltd. The Judges found the Paramount Franchising entry to be an excellent application, demonstrating highly effective work systems coupled with sound  leadership. They have a strong focus on exceeding customer expectations and effective performance management is supported by  a comprehensive suite of measures. Paramount Services show impressive results across all areas.

The Westpac Franchisee of the Year award was won by Columbus Coffee, Kapiti and Porirua. The Judges commented that this was an impressive application covering all requirements and reflecting a very strong focus on customer satisfaction and monitoring of business performance across a comprehensive range of measures. The Hall family really are achieving their goal of “delivering a comfortable environment with a warm family or second home feeling.” A very worthy winner of Supreme Franchisee 2015.

Hon. Craig Foss, Minister for Small Business said, “It is good to see a professional organisation like the Franchise Association of New Zealand take ownership of the franchise sector and promote growth.”

Brad Jacobs, Chairman of FANZ said, “In entering the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards each entrant opens up their business to the scrutiny of the evaluators and judges. Through this process those entrants learn more about their business, its strengths and its weaknesses to enable them to chart the directions for their businesses to follow for ongoing success. Participants in the Westpac Franchise Awards are key contributors to the ever growing pool of business knowledge and acumen within the wider franchise industry of New Zealand.”

Steve Atkinson, Head of Specialists, Westpac New Zealand said, “Westpac has sponsored these prestigious awards for 20 years now and during that time we’ve seen the franchising industry grow from strength to strength, developing and enhancing its reputation both locally and abroad. Franchising is a key driver of growth in New Zealand and an important part of our economy. It’s a real tribute to the industry that so many great franchises have entered these awards this year and we would like to congratulate all the winners.”

Brett Marsh, Chairman of the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation commented, “It is important to acknowledge all the applicants and award winners for whom tonight is a milestone in their journey; the volunteer evaluators who give of their time freely and generously, but who in turn are inspired by the organisations that invite them to share their lives for that moment; and the judges who bring their extensive experiences of business to the process in moderating the results. To all of those involved, thank you, or congratulations, or both.”

The 21st Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards Winners:

SUPREME AWARDS

Westpac Franchisee of the Year, Winner:
The Hall Family , Columbus Coffee, Kapiti & Porirua

Westpac Franchise System of the Year, Winner:
Paramount Franchise Services Ltd
Supreme Awards are sponsored by: Westpac New Zealand Ltd

MAIN CATEGORY AWARDS

Business Services Best Franchisee of the Year Award, Joint Winners:
Bruce & Sara Mildon , Paramount - Hawkes Bay & Atul Patel, Paramount - Wellington
Sponsored by: Crowe Horwath

Business Services Best Franchise System of the Year Award, Winner:
Paramount Franchise Services Ltd
Sponsored by: Crowe Horwath

Retail, Food & Beverage Best Franchisee of the Year Award, Winner:
The Hall Family, Columbus Coffee - Kapiti & Porirua
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Retail, Food & Beverage Best Franchise System of the Year Award, Winner:
Mister Minit New Zealand Limited
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Home & Lifestyle Services Best Franchisee of the Year Award, Winner:
Craig & Karen Nuttall, Just Cabins – Selwyn
Sponsored by: Yellow

Home & Lifestyle Services Best Franchise System Award, Winner:
Just Cabins
Sponsored by: Yellow

SECTION AWARDS

Retail Best Franchisee Award, Winner:
Maninder Singh , Mister Minit - The Base
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Retail Best Franchise System Award, Winner:
Mister Minit New Zealand Limited
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Food & Beverage Best Franchisee Award, Winner:
The Hall Family, Columbus Coffee - Kapiti & Porirua
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Food & Beverage Best Franchise System Award, Winner:
Columbus Coffee
Sponsored by: Franchise Accountants & Franchise Infinity

Home Services Best Franchisee Award, Winner:
Cameron & Katie Brooks , V.I.P. Lawns & Gardens – Mangawhai
Sponsored by: Yellow

Home Services Best Franchise System Award, Winner:
Green Acres Franchising Group Ltd
Sponsored by: Yellow

Lifestyle Services Best Franchisee Award, Winner:
Craig & Karen Nuttall, Just Cabins - Selwyn
Sponsored by: Yellow

Lifestyle Services Best Franchise System Award, Winner:
Just Cabins
Sponsored by: Yellow

COMMUNITY & INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Community Involvement, Franchise System of the Year Award - Winner:
Mike Pero Real Estate
Sponsored by: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre

Field Manager of the year Award, Retail, Food & Beverage Under 500k - Winner:
Kirsty Robertson, New Zealand Post
Sponsored by: ABC Business Sales (Licenced REAA)

Field Manager of the year Award, Retail, Food & Beverage Over 500k – Winner:
Stan Van der Ham – Mister Minit New Zealand Ltd
Sponsored by: ABC Business Sales (Licenced REAA)

Field Manager of the Year Award, Business Services Over 500k – Winner:
Sangeetha Shaikh, Paramount Franchise Services Ltd

Field Manager of the Year Award, Home & Lifestyle Services Under 500k – Winner:
Ron Houben, Exceed Franchising Ltd

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Emerging System Award - Winner:
Refresh Renovations
Sponsored by: MYOB

Master Franchisee Award of the Year Award, Winner:
Viky & Nileshna Narayan , Viknil New Zealand Ltd. T/A Crest Clean South & East Auckland
Sponsored by: Crombie Lockwood

Media Campaign of the Year Award – Winner:
Columbus Coffee
Sponsored by: ReachMedia

Service Provider of the Year Award, Winner:
Franchise Accountants
Sponsored by: Printing.com