Australian Franchise News – 17-10-11
Hairhouse Warehouse, Australia’s leading network of hair and beauty salons, has been awarded the industry’s highest accolade – Established Franchisor of the Year – by the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA).
The company also received the FCA 2011 Franchisor Social Responsibility Award in recognition of Hairhouse Warehouse’s outstanding commitment and contribution to the community and the environment.
Thirdly, the company was named a runner up in the marketing excellence category.
With more than 1,200 franchise systems now operating in Australia, being named Franchisor of the Year is equivalent to coming number one in Australia’s biggest team race, according to Hairhouse Warehouse general manager Arthur Mitroulas.
“This prestigious award highlights the importance placed on achieving excellence by the entire Hairhouse Warehouse team in all facets of the business,” said Mr Mitroulas.
This award also follows quickly on from the recent winning announcement for Hairhouse Warehouse in the 2011 BRW Private Business Awards.
“Whether it’s helping our customers look their very best, improving the community in which we live and work, or partnering with our franchisors to build their business, achieving excellence is one of our core values.
“Our people deliver on this commitment and our systems support it. It’s terrific (and humbling) for our entire Hairhouse Warehouse team now to be recognised as being number one,” said Mr Mitroulas.
Organised by the Franchise Council of Australia, the Excellence in Franchising Awards recognise and reward excellence along with providing a platform for companies and individuals to showcase their work in the franchising sector.
The FCA 2011 Established Franchisor of the Year Award is for excellence in franchising practice by an established franchise system that has been franchising its brand for more than five years.
The FCA 2011 Franchisor Social Responsibility Award recognises a franchisor’s outstanding commitment and contribution to regional, national and global communities and the natural environment.
The FCA 201 Excellence in Marketing Award recognises excellence in strategy and execution of a marketing program within a franchise system.
The awards were announced at the Franchise Council of Australia’s industry gala dinner held in Melbourne as part of the National Franchise Convention 2011