Mr Rental celebrated their top franchisees, team members and suppliers at the annual Mr Rental Excellence Awards held in February.

Franchisees, team members and one supplier accepted their prizes at the gala dinner held at the Stamford Grand Adelaide in Glenelg, South Australia. 

The awards evening marked the conclusion of the franchise group’s three-day annual conference, which was attended by around 115 people consisting of franchisees, support office team members and business partners from across Australia and New Zealand.

Franchisees and suppliers were judged on a number of criteria including customer service, sales performance, franchisee support and business reviews conducted throughout the year.

Mr Rental CEO, James Nixon-Smith congratulated them on their outstanding performances.

“Our franchisees and suppliers went above and beyond for their customers and local community in 2015 and their efforts have been rewarded,” Mr Nixon-Smith said.
“We are extremely proud of their achievements and look forward to their success in the year ahead.”

The annual Mr Rental Excellence Awards celebrate the hard work of franchisees and team members across both Australia and New Zealand.

“It is an opportunity for us to recognise the efforts of our top franchisees and team members who have achieved strong results throughout the year,” Mr Nixon-Smith said.

“It is important for us to reward those who have put their best foot forward and continually strive to provide exceptional customer service and leadership in our network, shown dedication to growing the brand and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their local community.”

Mr Rental co-founders Kerrianne and Glen Hickman, who began the company in 1991 before it franchised in 2001, hosted the event held in Adelaide.

Performer, writer and comedian Jean Kittson acted as MC for the night, bringing laughter and entertainment to the event.

Full list of 2016 Mr Rental Excellence Award winners:

•    Franchisee of the Year: Garnet Dean, Mr Rental Bendigo / Ballarat
•    Most Improved Franchise Store: Mr Rental Southern Downs, Sarah Littleproud
•    National Marketing Award: Mr Rental Blacktown / Mt Druitt / Parramatta, Mike and Mary Sullivan
•    National Operations Award: Mr Rental Beenleigh / Logan, Tony and Sharon Vaea

New Zealand 
•    Franchisee of the Year: Mr Rental Hutt Valley, Dave and Megan Hand and Richard Cunningham
•    Most Improved Franchise Store: Mr Rental Hawkes Bay, Di Bannister
•    National Marketing Award: Mr Rental Hawkes Bay, Di Bannister
•    National Operations Award: Mr Rental Northshore / Orewa, Mike and Wendy Duncraft

Australia and New Zealand Combined Categories
•    Community Award, Australia and New Zealand: Mr Rental Bankstown / Ingleburn, John Butler and David Eckford
•    Supplier of the Year Award: Encore

A franchise group servicing all regions of Australia and New Zealand, Mr Rental offers a wide range of technology, furniture, white goods and fitness equipment for home, lifestyle or business.

For more information about Mr Rental, visit or call 1800 880 778.