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The Franchise Association of New Zealand

Proudly advancing excellence in franchising

The Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) was founded to bring together members of the franchise community to share information and experiences, set standards and promote best practice in franchising. Membership is open to franchisors, franchisees, and master franchisees as well as professional advisors or individuals with an interest in franchising.

The Franchise Association of New Zealand was formed in July 1996. Prior to that, the Association was a Chapter of the Australian-based FAANZ (Franchise Association of Australia & New Zealand). The New Zealand Association became independent due to legal and other differences between the two countries and so was split into two entities, with both Associations pledging to work together on matters of mutual interest.

The Franchise Association of New Zealand represents franchise systems and individuals dedicated to promoting best-practice franchising both in New Zealand and around the world. It is also a member of the Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation and the World Franchise Council.

        

FANZ Board Members

The Franchise Association’s Board Members are representatives from members’ organisations. Board Members are elected annually and announced at the Annual General Meeting. The Chair is elected from the Board at the first meeting after the AGM.

Chair

Brad Jacobs

The Coffee Club

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Vice Chair

Callum Floyd

Franchize Consultants

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Darryl King

Jackson Russell

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Dawn Engelbrecht

Kitchen Studio

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Greg Paget

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Michelle van Gaalen

Laser Plumbing & Electrical

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Scott Jenyns

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Sam Pollock

Cookie Time

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Meet the FANZ Team

Keeping the wheels in motion and staying on top of organising networking and key calendar events is a small but wonderfully dedicated team.

These people work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the Association meets its obligations to support best practice franchising in New Zealand.

CEO

Robyn Pickerill

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Operations Manager

Susan Mott

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Administration & Office Support

Lexi Fletcher

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Event Coordinator

Birke Karl

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Event Coordinator

Stevie McBride

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For any enquiries please call the office or email

+64 9 274 2901 Email

" “We have won several FANZ awards. The process of entering forces you to look at your business in a very analytical way that perhaps you would otherwise not take the time to do. "

DAWN ENGELBRECHT – Director

SKiDS

" We find the awards particularly useful for inspiring staff and franchisees and usually take a large group to the awards evening. The celebration of achievement is a real boost to morale. And of course it is a great achievement for our business to receive recognition. "

GALVIN BARTLETT, Director

Paramount Services Ltd

" The FANZ conference is incredibly informative and a great place to improve your knowledge about franchising. One of the other key benefits is having so many franchisors in one place at one time means it’s a great venue for networking and relationship building. "

IAN ROBERTSON, General Manager

Ecomist

" I am proud to be a member of FANZ. It means any potential franchisee can have confidence they are entering a credible franchise system that acts with integrity and fairness, and complies with the FANZ codes of Ethics and Conduct "

IAN ROBERTSON, General Manager

Ecomist

" The education that FANZ provides is invaluable. I have attended as many seminars and conferences as I can to identify and address areas where I can improve. "

DAVID PEARSE, Managing Director

Pukeko Rental Managers

" Credibility and networking with other franchisors is incredibly valuable. The franchise sector is very supportive and there is significant sharing of ideas and information – more so than any other association or environments I have been involved with. "

GALVIN BARTLETT, Director

Paramount Services Ltd

" Being members ensures we keep up to date with relevant issues and changes, and ensures we are aligned with Best Practice in Franchising. The NZ franchising community is very collegial and supportive. Franchisors are amazingly willing to share their knowledge with each other. "

DAWN ENGELBRECHT – Director

SKiDS

" I have personally found the conferences to be a highlight of my year. What I have learned and the knowledge sharing has been of tremendous value. "

DAVID PEARSE, Managing Director

Pukeko Rental Managers

" Amongst other initiatives, our FANZ Board has a clear focus on building and strengthening the relationship between FANZ and the Government. I believe it is incredibly important that Government agencies see FANZ as the ‘go-to’ body for any legislative changes that may impact franchising. "

IAN ROBERTSON, General Manager

Ecomist

" With employment, safety and food safety legislation ever increasing, I feel that FANZ working alongside the government is a hugely important part of the association’s role. "

JON HASSALL, Chief Operating Officer

Cafe Brands Limited

" Whether a new or an established franchising business, we highly recommend joining FANZ. Not only do they guide you around the complexities of operating a franchised system, the backing of specialist advisors and a knowledgeable franchising community offer ongoing guidance to those looking to grow a successful franchise with strong and secure foundations. "

SCOTT JENYNS, CEO (2014-2022)

Aramex NZ (formerly Fastway Couriers)

" Attending the annual conference allows us to meet and discuss issues, challenges and successes with industry peers and get some fantastic insights into the franchising sector in general. "

SCOTT JENYNS, CEO (2014-2022)

Aramex NZ (formerly Fastway Couriers)

" Being a franchisor / General Manager can be lonely and it’s not always human nature to share stories of hard times, failure or struggles. However, when you’re connected to a group of like-minded business people who have travelled a similar path, you’ll find yourself supported & encouraged. "

JON HASSALL, Chief Operating Officer

Cafe Brands Limited

" It was a complete surprise that we ended up winning the Supreme Franchise System of the Year. This has been a huge boost to us and we are currently processing Franchise enquiries at a level I never thought possible. "

DAVID PEARSE, Managing Director

Pukeko Rental Managers

" When recruiting new franchisees, we explain that we are focused on best practice and they must seek advice from professionals as per the FANZ Code of Practice. It enhances our credibility. "

GALVIN BARTLETT, Director

Paramount Services Ltd

" Knowing that FANZ have a strong and proactive advocacy approach to legislation that may affect their members is a significant member benefit. SKiDS recommends other franchise systems to also join FANZ – if we want FANZ to have a strong voice when advocating with Government then we need to have a strong and diverse membership body to back them up. "

DAWN ENGELBRECHT – Director

SKiDS

" It is extremely important that FANZ represents us in government. Who else will advocate for franchises in New Zealand? We need Government to know about the good work that is being done to assist people into successful businesses. "

DAVID PEARSE, Managing Director

Pukeko Rental Managers

" Realising you are not alone in the world of franchising and knowing any situations you find yourself in, other members probably have been there too and therefore can advise on their experience and outcomes "

JULIE EVANS – CEO

Rodney Wayne

" We joined, and continue to be a member of FANZ, because it represents what’s good and right about franchising; it’s ethical, credible and has integrity. As members, we voluntarily adhere to the FANZ Codes and Rules. "

IAN ROBERTSON, General Manager

Ecomist

" Relationship building has been one of the most significant member benefits for me and the businesses I have managed. FANZ members are willing to share information, experience, knowledge and support. It’s like being in an extended family. "

IAN ROBERTSON, General Manager

Ecomist

" We tell prospective franchisees that we are proud members of FANZ and we encourage them to do the free on-line pre-entry training that is available through FANZ. "

DAWN ENGELBRECHT – Director

SKiDS

" The association provides a voice for the many franchise systems in New Zealand to ensure any legislative changes that could have an impact on franchising are made through the right government channels. The association has done an exceptional job here over the years. "

SCOTT JENYNS, CEO (2014-2022)

Aramex NZ (formerly Fastway Couriers)

" Recruitment is a large part of our business and making sure potential franchisees are aware of our affiliation with FANZ helps authenticate our company. This relationship reassures any potential franchisees that we are part of a larger franchising regulatory body that ensures we adhere to a strict set of codes and rules. "

SCOTT JENYNS, CEO (2014-2022)

Aramex NZ (formerly Fastway Couriers)

" It is hugely important to have representation for franchising. Individual systems do not have the resource to do this on their own so to have a body acting on your behalf is great. FANZ have a strong board and base of legal members who have a real strength in this area. "

GALVIN BARTLETT, Director

Paramount Services Ltd

" The awards gives us an opportunity to put forward some of our top performing franchisees, giving them the well-deserved opportunity to be recognised and awarded on a national level. "

SCOTT JENYNS, CEO (2014-2022)

Aramex NZ (formerly Fastway Couriers)

" It is important for franchises to come under the umbrella of the Franchise Association and see it as an investment to succeed in franchising. Otherwise you stand alone, without the continuing support and education that you need to build your business. "

DAVID PEARSE, Managing Director

Pukeko Rental Managers

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