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National Franchise Convention postponed, awards go digital


The National Franchise Convention is the latest event to be shifted into next year’s calendar. The Franchise Council of Australia made the decision to move dates for the sector’s biggest

Franchisor’s business confidence dives as lockdowns deliver uncertainty


Franchisor confidence has taken a dive as ongoing lockdowns undermine business optimism. That’s according to the latest Australian Franchise Business Pulse Check survey which reveals a sharp rise in pessimism

Double wins for brands at Franchise Council of Australia regional awards


The Franchise Council of Australia regional awards have recognised high-performing individuals in franchising across the country, and some brands are celebrating multiple awards in their networks. Poolwerx franchisee Robyn Walsh has

FCA joins peak bodies to set out five-point plan for business survival, calls for National Cabinet support


The Franchise Council of Australia has joined the National Retail Association and the Australian Association of Convenience Stores in outlining a five-point plan to help business survival – and the peak bodies want the

FCA postpones NFC 2021 due to Covid restrictions disruption


The Franchise Council of Australia’s annual event, the National Franchise Convention, has been postponed from its late August scheduled date to October 2021. The call to move the date has

Franchisor optimism hits 85 per cent but fear of lockdowns a dampener: latest survey


Overall optimism in the franchise sector has jumped to 85 per cent, a rise of 10 per cent from the December quarter, according to the March 2021 Australian Franchise Sector Pulse Check survey.

Who were the winners in the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising awards 2020?


Top performing franchisors, franchisees and brands have been recognised at the national MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, with The Cheesecake Shop taking out the coveted Australian Established Franchisor of the Year

FCA regional award winners revealed


Australia’s franchisees have been awarded for their small business success in the 2020 Regional Excellence in Franchising Awards, held virtually across Australia during late October and early November by the

Victorian Commercial Leasing Code extended till end of 2020


The Victorian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct will be extended beyond its September expiry date until 31 December 2020. This state-based legislation had been aligned with the National Commercial Leasing

Hire A Hubby CEO Brendan Green named FCA chairman


Hire A Hubby CEO Brendan Green has been elected to the chairman’s role at the Franchise Council of Australia. Green replaces outgoing chair Warren Ballantyne, founder of Gutter-Vac. Ballantyne has held