Snap-On celebrates 21st franchisee event

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

More than140 franchisees attended Snap-on’s 21st annual franchise conference to celebrate the business’ continued success and recognise the outstanding achievements of its star performers from across Australia and New Zealand.

The three-day conference saw Brad Watts from Central Queensland continue to dominate Snap-on’s national awards, receiving the coveted Highest National Sales and Top Business Unit trophies.

A Snap-on franchisee for 13 years, Watts has grown his business to five full-time working trucks with a team of four sales representatives.

Craig Wilkinson from the Noosa area in Queensland was awarded the Snap-on Tools New Franchisee of the Year Award for impressive sales achievements in his first 12 months.

There was plenty of time for franchisees to let their hair down and enjoy their family time at the Sanctuary Cove conference, with a ‘sarong and thong’ pool party kicking off proceedings, and a dinner at Warner Bros Movie World providing a fitting finale.

“Our 2010 conference celebrated the successes we achieved in 2009 and our resilience in the face of global financial challenges. It was a fantastic kick-start to the year and underlined the results a cohesive and talented team of franchisees can deliver,” said Nick Hudson, national franchise manager for Snap-on Tools.

“Over the last 22 years in Australia and New Zealand, Snap-on has grown to include 158 mobile stores who are undoubtedly our greatest asset. We congratulate each of them for their hard work in 2009 and their individual contributions to our achievements as a business," he said.