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FWO takes ex-La Porchetta franchisee to court


An ex-La Porchetta franchisee is being hauled before the Federal Circuit Court for alleged workplace breaches. Facing court is Little Italy Wagga Wagga Pty Ltd, the former franchisee for the outlet until

Club Pilates launches in Australia


US chain Club Pilates launches in Australia under a master franchise agreement with big plans for a nationwide rollout. The Australian business is headed up by CEO Brendan James. He told

Ex-Anytime Fitness GM heads up Plus Fitness franchise expansion


The former Anytime Fitness GM, Gordon Martin, has been appointed head of franchising at Viva Leisure, and tasked with growing its Plus Fitness chain to more than 300 studios. Viva

The Coffee Club strategy that has 69 per cent of staff feeling more connected


The Coffee Club conducted an employee survey last year that revealed 69 per cent of staff felt more connected to brand vision and values than they had at the beginning

Belgravia Group releases BK’s Gymnastics franchising model


The Belgravia Group’s BK’s Gymnastics is now franchising its kids’ fitness model. Currently there are seven corporate BK’s Gymnastics centres in Melbourne and Sydney. Mark Rendell , CEO Gymnastics, Belgravia Kids, is confident

Wellness concept StretchLab steps into Aussie market


The US-born, one-on-one customised stretching brand StretchLab is set to make its mark in Australia, led by Matt Gordin, the master franchisee of sibling brand CycleBar. Gordin’s company Boutique Fitness Studios has partnered with former

IWG aggressively expanding franchise network


Flexible workspace provider IWG is aggressively expanding its franchise network across Australia and New Zealand with a mega goal of up to 150 centres. Inaugural sites are planned for Tasmania, and the business

Quest widens recruitment net with new strategy


Quest Apartment Hotels is widening the net in its recruitment of franchisees, opening up greenfield opportunities to first-time franchisees. Previously only current franchisees in the Quest network could purchase a

Domino’s seeks new marketing boss


Domino’s is on the hunt for a new ANZ chief marketing officer following the resignation of Allan Collins, who has been in the role for almost 15 years.  Collins, who

Launch Your Franchise winner announced


Look out for a new brand in franchising with the Launch Your Franchise winner announced. The first-place prize was awarded to The Fish Factory, a popular bistro based in Brisbane