Latest Issue - Franchisor

The franchise industry has recently celebrated the best and brightest at the Franchise Council of Australia’s 2017 MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards.

Held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, the three-day spectacular culminated with the Gala Dinner. Big winners on the night were G.J. Gardner Homes, named Australian Established Franchisor of the Year, as well as winning the Excellence in International Franchising and Franchisor Social Responsibility categories. Other winners include Soul Origin, named Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year and after a presentation judged by FCA Hall of Fame members, the 2017 NextGen in Franchising FranShark winner was announced as founder and CEO of KX Pilates Aaron Smith. Read more on page 36.

This edition of Business Franchisor is packed with advice from experts across the franchising industry. Among them, we have Brad Adams from The HR Dept on page 14 who discusses the similarities between the UK and Australia and a few of the challenges faced when bringing an overseas franchise into Australia. In an ever-changing environment, there is greater competition than ever in attracting franchisees into your network. James Young, Head of Recruitment at DC Strategy advises how the right lead generation strategy and recruitment process will grow your brand on page 18.

Our cover showcases Elcano Finance. Managing Director Darren Lelliott is solving the disconnect between franchisors and the banks. Recognising that almost 100 per cent of franchisee finance is debt, increasing difficulties regarding small business finance are well documented and Elcano Finance are addressing those issues. Read more on page 6.


As always, there’s all this and much more, we hope you enjoy the read.

Joanne Tuffy