The 20th Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2014 were held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland on the 15th November and attended by more than 230 members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) and their guests.
The Coffee Club Franchising New Zealand was proud to be named the Best Food and Beverage Franchise System in New Zealand for 2014. This followed a remarkable awards journey for the franchisor, who this year won this award for their category for the fourth consecutive year and who had also won Supreme Franchise System of the Year back to back for the two years prior.
Stealing the show this year, however, was Ivy Joe, Franchisee of The Coffee Club Bethlehem, who was crowned the Supreme Franchisee of the Year for the third year in a row. The judges commented that this was a challenging decision for them, but that Ivy had stepped up performance to yet another level. By combining a proven comprehensive franchise system with innovative ideas she continually retains and expands her customer base. The judges were also impressed by the way her store gives back to the community that they operate in. Ivy also took home the Best Food and Beverage Franchisee of the Year award; also for the third consecutive year.
The awards night is the annual showcase for outstanding performers in franchising and suppliers to the franchising sector. New categories this year recognised excellence in community involvement and also individual performance by support staff. Once again, this year's awards attracted quality entries and all those who reached finalist status were commended by the judges.
The Coffee Club Franchising New Zealand, Ivy and her team at The Coffee Club Bethlehem are grateful to everyone involved, including Franchisees, Support Team and Store Team Members, suppliers and, most important of all, the customers who have been a vital part of this success and recognition.
Onward and upward for 2015!