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MBE acquires Pack & Send business


Global business MBE Worldwide has acquired Pack & Send. The companies will maintain their individual names, business concepts and brands. Both firms currently operate in the business services industry through a

Poolwerx appoints tech and innovation chiefs


Poolwerx has appointed two brand new senior executives to head up technology and innovation. Shannon O’Brien [pictured above] has been appointed the franchise chain’s first chief innovation officer and Russell

Red Rooster extends Sydney Roosters partnership


Red Rooster has extended its Premier Partnership with NRL club the Sydney Roosters for a further three years. Clint Ault, Red Rooster CEO, said “It’s wonderful that this partnership between two

Bruce Billson appointed Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman


Former Franchise Council of Australia chair, the Hon. Bruce Billson, has been appointed Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. Billson, who left the FCA after a two and a

Megasave Couriers’ franchisor disqualified for five years after misleading prospective franchisees


Megasave Couriers’ franchisor and sole director Gary Bourne has been disqualified from managing corporations for a period of five years after the Federal Court ruled the business had breached the Australian

Pirtek’s 100th franchise location opens in Albany, WA


Pirtek has just hit a significant milestone with the opening of its 100th franchise location. The Albany business is also the 12th to launch in Western Australia, 35 years after

ASX suspends trading for Oliver’s Real Food


Quick-service chain Oliver’s Real Food was suspended from trading on the ASX on Friday after the business detailed its half-year report, which was determined to be inadequate by the securities

Retail Food Group’s profits plunge


Retail Food Group has seen underlying earnings fall after the pandemic impacted a number of its franchises, with EBITDA for the first half down 27 per cent to $14.4 million.

Help for struggling SMES: Financial Assistance Hub unveiled


The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has unveiled the new Financial Assistance Hub which will provide financial assistance to small businesses that are still struggling in the midst of the Covid-19

Franchising still an ACCC priority in 2021


Franchising may not be the top priority for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this year but it’s still on the list of concerns. In his annual address to Committee