Rapid Tune wins first franchise award


The Rapid Tune auto repair franchise has won a prestigious award in the franchise industry, beating other finalists Chicken Treat, CouriersPlease, Pirtek Fluid Systems and RAMS Home Loans.

Rapid Tune was named Australian Franchisor of the Year at the 2021 FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, an annual event hosted by the Franchise Council of Australia.

Mark Rippon, CEO of Rapid Tune, said: “We are delighted to have won this award”.

Franchisees have shown themselves to be adaptable and tenacious, in the face of the challenges of the pandemic, he said.

“Their ability to adjust and adapt was absolutely amazing and it made me proud to be an Australian businessman. This also applies to the whole Rapid Tune team, who really put in a big effort and rallied around. “

Rapid Tune has outlets in Melbourne and Queensland. Maintenance and repair of all makes and models, with many highly experienced and qualified mechanics. We are certain to meet all of your automotive needs.

Home Caring was named Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year, the home care provider for the elderly and disabled people surpassing City Cave and Fitstop Australia in the category.

Logistics was a big winner on the night with a few double wins: InXpress took home the International Franchisor of the Year award and Brisbane franchisee Bev Taylor took home the award for single unit franchisee, less than two employees; Couriers Please have won the Excellence in Franchise Innovation and Franchisor Social Responsibility Awards.

Phil Colburn of Poolwerx has won the Field Manager of the Year award twice in a row.

ANZ Mobile Lending won two awards in the franchise category: Alex McRae of ANZ Mobile Lending – Drummoyne, Balmain, Burwood was named Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year; David Sulava and Janet Mu of ANZ Mobile Lending in Flemington won the award for single unit franchisee, two or more employees.

The event, designed to showcase brilliant franchisees, revealed how the finalists and winners weathered Covid testing times, said Mary Aldred, CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia.

“In one of the most challenging economic environments ever for Australian businesses, the resilience, adaptability and determination that has been demonstrated by all of the finalists and award winners is truly exceptional,” she said. .

“We congratulate them for their persistence and accomplishments during an extremely difficult time and congratulate every franchisee and franchisor who works hard across Australia for their vital contribution to jobs, economy and communities across the country. “


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