The PIRTEK New Zealand Franchise of the Year Awards ceremony for 2014-2015 took place at the St Moritz Hotel in Queenstown and it was PIRTEK Taranaki that took the big prizes on the night.
PIRTEK Taranaki took out the major Award – Franchise of the Year and Franchisees – Jeff and Janice Dobson – were also awarded the Most Improved Franchise of the year. Other major winners included the Sales Achievement Award which was won by PIRTEK South Canterbury and PIRTEK Wanganui – who finished runner up in the Franchise of the Year Award.
The Awards were presented after PIRTEK New Zealand’s Annual Conference and Gala Dinner.
The Conference was a huge success with a great deal of positivity being felt among the franchise group for the year ahead.
The full PIRTEK New Zealand Franchise of the Year Awards details are as follows:
Franchise Of The Year – PIRTEK Taranaki – (Jeff and Janice Dobson)
PIRTEK’s Franchise of the Year Award is achieved via a complex measurement process covering all aspects of each business. This year, it was very closely contested, with no less than five franchises in the running to secure the Award. The judging is done via a scoring matrix that is finitely defined to ensure there is a clear winner.
At the end of the process to crown the Franchise of the Year, there was an extremely fine margin between those in contention. In the end, PIRTEK Taranaki emerged on top, the edge coming due to great sales growth and also the fact Jeff and Janice were considered to be the Most Improved Franchise of 2014/2015.
Jeff and Janice proudly accepted the award and acknowledged the support of fellow franchisees and their staff.
Franchise Of The Year Runner Up – PIRTEK Wanganui – (Jason and Jessica Hatfull)
PIRTEK Wanganui was Franchise of the Year last year and has continued to strive for excellence on a daily basis. PIRTEK Wanganui has also achieved very strong retail growth throughout 14-15.
Jason and Jessica Hatfull accepted the award and also made note of the support and commitment they have from their staff.
Sales Achievement Award – PIRTEK South Canterbury (Clayton and Rachel Scott)
PIRTEK South Canterbury won this award due to significant sales growth from April 2014-March 2015. The growth was mainly influenced through securing three major new customers throughout the measurement period.
Clayton and Rachel Scott are the franchise owners and accepted the award. They deservingly acknowledged the efforts of Paul Knipe – who manages the business on a day-to-day basis – for his contribution to the franchise’s growth.
Most Improved Franchise – PIRTEK Taranaki – (Jeff and Janice Dobson)
PIRTEK Taranaki moved into its new purpose built facility in New Plymouth last year and had the official opening on December 5, 2014. Jeff and Janice’s investment in their building and business has played a critical role in allowing them to improve stock management and day-to-day activities within the franchise. The new facility also provides a retail area and has significant space for a smooth and functional work environment.
PIRTEK Taranaki have also adapted to the new requirements of Health and Safety and employed additional staff to provide greater efficiency with customer service and purchasing processes.
Jeff and Janice accepted the Award and also acknowledged all of their staff for their contribution to their business improvements.