Franchisee turned field manager scoops FCA Vic/Tas award

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Inside Franchise Business: Left to right: Damian Paull, CEO FCA; Brian Legg, V.I.P. Home Services; Maria Robinson, FCA director and Vic/Tas state chapter president; Glen Cammiade, EFM Health Clubs; Meda Royall, Your Law Firm; Nellie Dicks, BoQ; Anton Silove, MBCM Strata Specialists; Judy O'Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner; and Bruce Billson, executive chairman FCA.A former franchisee who turned to helping other franchisees achieve their goals has been named Vic/Tas Field Manager of the Year at the Franchise Council of Australia's awards presentations in Melbourne on June 15.

V.I.P. Home Services’ Brian Legg's drive to assist franchisees build strong and successful businesses has seen him take out the field manager award this year.

“For me personally, I get a kick out of franchisees when they achieve their goals. There is nothing more rewarding than when I get a phone call and a franchisee says, 'Brian, we spoke about earning a certain number of dollars and I achieved that this week’,” said Legg, who spent 11 years as a V.I.P. Lawns and Gardens franchisee before making the transition to head office.

Legg is responsible for more than 60 franchisees as the commercial cleaning and home cleaning regional franchise manager in Victoria.

Meda Royall, founder and CEO of Your Law Firm, was named the Vic/Tas Franchise Woman of the Year.

“Winning this award means so much, it really does,” said Meda Royall, who began franchising Your Law Firm at the end of 2015. “It’s a recognition of something we have dreamed about. We worked on Your Law Firm quietly for about four years. It took us a long time to build it before we could start making franchises available.

"So what this award means for me, and for our team, is that a franchise in law is being recognised as a valid business model.”

Other winners were Anton Silove of MBCM Strata Specialists in Frankston, Mornington and Chelsea who was named Vic/Tas Multi Unit Franchisee of the Year; Nellie Dicks of Bank of Queensland in Richmond, who took home the award for Vic/Tas Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff; and Glen Cammiade of EFM Health Clubs in Ferntree Gully who won the Award for Vic/Tas Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff.

Following their success, all winners have qualified as finalists for the MYOB FCA National Excellence in Franchising Awards. The Gala Awards Dinner will be held on the Gold Coast on Tuesday 10 October at the culmination of the 2017 National Franchise Convention.

Award winners

  • Vic/Tas Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year: Anton Silove, MBCM Strata Specialists - Frankston, Mornington & Chelsea
  • Vic/Tas Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff: Nellie Dicks, Bank of Queensland - Richmond
  • Vic/Tas Single Unit Franchisee of the Year, less than two staff: Glen Cammiade, EFM Health Clubs - Ferntree Gully
  • Vic/Tas Franchise Woman of the Year: Meda Royall, CEO, Your Law Firm
  • Vic/Tas Field Manager of the Year: Brian Legg, V.I.P. Home Services
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