Australian franchises praised at MYOB awards

By Sarah Stowe | 06 Nov 2015 View comments

The succcess of the Australian franchise sector has been celebrated at the regional MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards held in Melbourne and Sydney.

Victorian minister for small business, Joe Helper, spoke to guests attending the VIC/TAS awards about the importance of the franchise sector to the Australian economy.

“I am told that Australia is now home to more franchise systems, per capita, than anywhere in the world. Franchising pours more than $130 billion into the national economy and provides jobs for around 700,000 people,” he said.

Samantha Jones from The Duster Dollies, took out the NSW/ACT Franchise Woman of the Year Award. The Duster Dollies was founded as a one woman operation in 1993 and it has since grown to have franchise businesses across the country.

The MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards, organised by the Franchise Council of Australia, reward hard-working Australians in the small to medium sized business sector, and provide a platform for companies to showcase their products and services.