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Mayor of the City of Stirling, Mark Irwin joins AFL legend Matt Priddis to officially open Quest Innaloo
February 23, 2018
Last night, Mayor of the City of Stirling Mark Irwin and former AFL West Coast Eagles player and Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis, joined Quest Apartment Hotels CEO Zed Sanjana, to officially open Quest Innaloo, at 1...
7-Eleven’s Transformation Bolstered with Appointment of New Non-executive Director
February 23, 2018
7-Eleven is delighted to announced the appointment of Marina Go to the 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd Board. “Ms Go’s extensive experience across digital and traditional media, retail and franchising, compliance and governance...
Quest Toowoomba Officially Reopens its Doors
February 23, 2018
On February 19, Quest Apartment Hotels reopened its doors in Toowoomba, following nine months of restoration work. The hotel was damaged by fire on June 13 last year, after a blaze broke out at an adjacent property. To...
February 21, 2018
Poolwerx has been ranked 183 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list, just three years after the pool and spa care franchise entered the US market. Poolwerx CEO John O’Brien said since entering the US market in...
First Index Australia to Launch Flagship Store in Ferntree Gully.
February 16, 2018
First Index, Australia’s first franchise stockbroker, will open its leading franchise-owned store in Ferntree Gully on Saturday, 24 February, 2018. Unique to the financial services industry, First Index puts a face on...
FCA Appoints Mary Aldred as New CEO
February 16, 2018
A message from FCA Executive Chair, Bruce Billson The FCA Board is delighted to announce to FCA members, partners and stakeholders that Ms Mary Aldred has been appointed as CEO, commencing on 3 April, 2018. Mary has...
Gelatissimo Bringing Good Fortune and Fullness this Chinese New Year
February 14, 2018
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Gelatissimo has introduced a brand-new flavour; Fortune and Fullness. It’s a limited-edition flavour inspired by popular and traditional Chinese New Year ingredients symbolising prosperity...
Menulog and Sienna Desserts Offer One Night Only Dessert Delivery for Valentine’s Night
February 14, 2018
Menulog has announced it will treat Sydney-siders to exclusive ‘his’ and ‘hers’ dessert delivery packs from Sienna Desserts, available for one night only this Valentine’s Day. The new partnership is part of the online...
SIGNWAVE Franchise Opens a New Centre in Adelaide, the Festival City
February 14, 2018
SIGNWAVE Australia announces the opening of SIGNWAVE Adelaide Central, the sign and graphics franchise company’s first South Australian centre. It is also the first new opening since the current master franchise holders...
TaxAssist Accountants to launch in WA, SA & NT
February 8, 2018
Perth-based business partners Steve Herlihy and Tricia Kingston are launching a new service for small business clients after acquiring the Master Franchise rights for TaxAssist Accountants in Western Australia, South...
Everyone is a Winner at Roll’d this Lunar New Year
February 6, 2018
Today Roll’d Australia launches it’s 2018 Tết campaign in partnership with Intrepid Travel. Tết is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture and marks the start of the Lunar New Year. To celebrate this...
Increasing Insolvencies in the Australian Retail and Franchise Sectors
February 2, 2018
Retailers and franchises continue to face tough market conditions due to ongoing mortgage stress and the knock-on effects of reduced consumer spending. Organisations in these industries should take steps to protect...

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