Clark Rubber Franchisees of the Moorabbin and Narre Warren stores, Michael and Andrea Smith have been awarded the 2016 Vic/Tas Multi Unit Franchisee of the Year by the Franchise Council of Australia. Michael and Andrea were previously nominated as Finalists for the same award in 2014, however are extremely grateful for receiving the award this year.
“We were happy to be nominated, but to win the award is quite exceptional,” said Michael Smith, who together with wife Andrea operates Clark Rubber stores in Narre Warren and Moorabbin.
The Smiths joined Clark Rubber over a decade ago, when they opened their Narre Warren store. After more than quadrupling that store’s turnover in the first four years of operations, they acquired the Moorabbin franchise in 2012. The pair are also now significant local employers, today providing jobs for 16 staff across both stores.
“If we are winning awards, it means we are doing something right. It’s recognition for what we’re achieving right across how we’re running all spectrums of the business,” Michael said.
Following their success, they’ve also qualified as finalists for the MYOB FCA National Excellence in Franchising Awards.
Michael and Andrea are both heavily involved in the running of each of their stores and are focussed in ensuring success for both themselves and their teams. They promote a positive culture and provide all of their team members with additional training opportunities to ensure they have a positive work environment. They also work to grow their business through local area marketing and work closely with the support teams to achieve the best outcomes.
Clark Rubber say, “We are very proud of the achievements that Michael and Andrea Smith have made and look forward to seeing the results of the national awards later in the year.”