InXpress celebrate a winning night in Sydney

It was a winning night for the InXpress team in Sydney on Monday the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) recognised franchising's best in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, at the Franchise Council of Australia's 2016 NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards presentations

Three InXpress Franchisees were finalists in two categories and they are now returning to their InXpress business with another accolade to add to their growing success as part of the InXpress Franchise Model.

Shaun Birley and Sam Orders of InXpress, Sydney CBD, won the Award for NSW/ACT Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff.

Whilst Bev Taylor InXpress Bondi was awarded runner up in the category NSW/ACT Franchise Woman of the Year. Michael Mahon Sydney Parramatta was awarded as InXpress Australian Franchisee of the Year last month and was a finalist in the NSW/ACT Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff category

Shaun Birley and Sam Orders purchased their InXpress franchise as part of the InXpress Young Guns program when they graduated university in 2013.

"We thought our degrees will always be there, so why don't we have a crack at something ourselves," said Sam. "And what better business than an InXpress franchisee where you're given a proven business model to follow."

It's a decision that has seen the pair recognised as the fastest growing franchise within the Australian InXpress network in their first year of operation and take home the network's award for largest overall growth three years running.

Sam describes being named NSW/ACT Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff as more "great recognition for the hard work we've put in for the past three-and-a-half years since we've started our franchise. To be recognised externally by our peers and the franchising industry means a lot to us. We're very proud and very thankful for that".

For Bev Taylor the support offered by an international franchise system such as InXpress was also a key attraction when deciding to become a small business owner.

"I moved from the UK to Australia in 2013 and that was a big step, however the decision to purchase an InXpress franchise with a proven track record and a fantastic network and group of people across Sydney and Australia made the transition so much easier. I'd never been a business owner before," said Bev, "But I recognised it as a great opportunity and a step I’m glad I took. It’s been hard work but my InXpress family made it all worthwhile and to be in the company of outstanding Franchisees across NSW and the ACT tonight is very rewarding, I’m very grateful of what I have achieved as a Woman in Franchising with InXpress"

Michael Mahon moved to Australia from Ireland in 2008 and was delighted to be a finalist on the back of his recent award as the 2015 InXpress Franchisee of the Year. Michael also joined the InXpress business in 2013. Since that time he has continued to grow his business success from his early beginning in Australia as a National Property Manager.

“I researched a lot of franchise models but InXpress offered a great all round business opportunity with flexibility, low overheads, low start up, and a great consistent passive income. All of this made it an easy decision to join InXpress.”

Following their success, Shaun Birley and Sam Orders qualified as finalists for the MYOB FCA National Excellence in Franchising Awards. The Gala Awards Dinner will be held in Canberra on Tuesday 11 October at the culmination of the 2016 National Franchise Convention.