The FASA Franchise Conference and Awards Banquet was held at Summer Place in Sandton on 15 April 2015 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: CASH CONVERTERS
2nd Runner up: CAR SERVICE CITY
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: Lara Oelofse MIKE’S KITCHEN Springs.
Runner up: Reon Kockjeu ON-TAP East London
2nd Runner up: Aleycia Eksteen PLACECOL, Silverlakes, Pretoria.
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: MIDEK PAINT DIRECT
Runner up: SHERPA KIDS
2nd Runner up: BODYTEC
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
JOB CREATOR FRANCHISOR 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.
Winner: CAR SERVICE CITY
Runner up: HOT DOG CAFÉ
2nd Runner up: The BRAZEN HEAD
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: KING PIE
Runner up: CAR SERVICE CITY
2nd Runner up: PLACECOL
Congratulations from the SA Franchise Brands Team!
SA Franchise Brands