24 Oct San Churro named Australian Established Franchisor of the Year for 2019
The Franchise Council of Australia honoured some of the nation’s best and brightest in business at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday 22 October, with national chocolate store franchise San Churro named the 2019 Australian Established Franchisor of the Year.
“It means more for our franchise partners and all the hard work and millions of hours that’s gone into the concept over the last 13 years, and we stand on the shoulders of that,” Giro Maurici, CEO and Founder of San Churro said.
“Thirteen years ago, a franchisee put their life savings in our hands. At the time we were humbled and took that with the utmost respect. Thirteen years and 51 franchise partners later, each one has had the same impact on us and we treat them with the same respect and give everything we’ve got so they can prosper,” said San Churro Director of Operations, Matt Brusi.
The Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award was taken home by Express Retail Group, the franchisor of the Salon Express and Barbershop Express brands, which currently has 41 salons and barbershops operating across Western Australia and Queensland with a strong focus on expansion.
“This award is a recognition of what we’ve achieved over the last four years and the importance of our franchisees. It’s recognition they deserve for investing in us, supporting us and believing in a brand that was in its infancy. That’s the true testament to the franchise partnership and we’re really proud of it,” said Express Retail Group CEO, David Boyd.
A total of 14 Excellence in Franchising Awards, plus the 2019 Hall of Fame inductee were presented on the evening, which was proudly sponsored by MYOB.