The FASA Franchise Convention and Awards Banquet was held at Hyatt Rosebank on 07 April 2016 to honour the finalists and winners of its annual Awards for Excellence in Franchising.
The categories honoured at the FASA Awards include:
FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR
This most prestigious award celebrates the success of the franchisor who has made a significant impact in the marketplace and who has, through effective business management and marketing, achieved outstanding financial results and a significant growth in his sector.
Winner: OBC CHICKEN & MEAT
Runner up: CAR SERVICE CITY
Runner up: CASH CONVERTERS
FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR
This Award honours a franchisee’s success in running his/her own business and contributing to the overall success of the franchisor. These franchisees form the backbone of any franchise concept and are the ‘face’ of the franchise brand.
Winner: Madelein van Staden PLACECOL, Skin Care Clinic, Elardus Park, Pretoria .
Runner up: Susan Pheiffer, PERFECT 10, Highveld Mall, Mpumulanga.
Runner up: Jonathan Barnard, CAR SERVICE CITY, Constantia Kloof, Gauteng.
NEWCOMER FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR
This category honours the innovative entrepreneurship of new entrants into the franchise fold. It celebrates those entrepreneurs who are in tune with shifts in demographics, lifestyles and workplaces and who throw that first stone that will undoubtedly cause the ripple effect in consumer markets and be the next big franchise brand.
Winner: BURGER BISTRO
Runner up: SHERPA KIDS
Runner up: CHOPROP SA
FRANCHISOR: LEADING DEVELOPER OF EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS
This award encourages development of emerging franchisors and on the need to empower the small business sector and encourages the franchise ethic in emerging markets.
Winner: HOT DOG CAFÉ
Runner up: SHERPA KIDS
JOB CREATOR OF THE YEAR
The Job Creator of the Year Award recognises those franchisors who, through the expansion of their franchise brand by way of their network of franchisees, contribute extensively to job creation. The franchisor’s efforts in the transfer of skills and training are also paramount as is their entrepreneurial encouragement and job creation through enterprise development.
Runner up: OBC CHICKEN & MEAT
Runner up: HOT DOG CAFÉ
BRAND BUILDER OF THE YEAR
The objective of this award is to give recognition to the companies that elevate and grow their brand through the successful implementation of sound marketing strategies. The focus is on innovation and effective marketing rather than the size of the brand’s marketing budget.
Winner: ROMAN’S PIZZA
Runner up: BODYTEC
Runner up: OASIS WATER
FIELD SERVICE CONSULTANT AWARD
With franchising success largely based on the inter-dependency of both franchisor and franchisor, the task of looking after a brand’s many franchisees rests with the Field Service Consultants. They act as business managers, helping them achieve their goals and helping them with their challenges.
Winner: Sergio Garcao OBC CHICKEN & MEAT
Runner up: Nanou N’SA HOT DOG CAFÉ
Runner up: Zeldi Mann IMBALIE BEAUTY
HALL OF FAME AWARD
Each year FASA honours individuals who have, in some form or another, made a valuable contribution to the franchise industry.
Recipient: Fats Lazarides OCEAN BASKET
OUTSTANDING LONG SERVICE AWARD
A special award was given out this year for dedicating his life’s work to further franchising in South Africa and abroad and who has been, without a doubt, a champion for franchising and for FASA.
Recipient: Kurt Illetschko
Congratulations from the SA Franchise Brands Team!
SA Franchise Brands