The Franchise Association of New Zealand would like to thank the generous support of our Partners below.
We are New Zealand’s most experienced franchise bank. Whether you own a franchise or are looking to start a franchise, our comprehensive information, support and banking franchise packages can help you every step of the way.
Find out more about Westpac Franchise Services For more information on franchises and funding options, you can contact a specific team member.
Find your local specialist franchise banker
Insurance package especially for franchises
As the Franchise Association’s longstanding insurance broking partner, Crombie Lockwood has developed a business insurance solution specifically for FANZ members. Offering cover for a range of risks, the FANZ insurance package has added benefits and options for franchisees and franchisors.
Franchise fee cover is available as an optional extra.
About Crombie Lockwood
As an insurance expert, a Crombie Lockwood broker helps you make smart choices about your insurances. Your broker works for you, not the insurer, to ensure you have the right insurance cover for your business and stay well covered as your needs change.
If you need to make a claim, your broker will support you through the process and advocate on your behalf for a fair result.
Crombie Lockwood can also offer other insurance-related services such as a pay monthly service to spread premium payments across the year, helping with budgeting.
Founded in Napier in 1978, Crombie Lockwood has become one of New Zealand’s leading insurance brokers with a network of offices around the country.
To find out more call 0800 276 624 or email email@example.com
Green Acres is one of New Zealand’s largest franchise companies. For the past 25 years Green Acres has been one of the country’s leading franchise organisations winning multiple awards not only in the Home & Services sector but also for our innovation in systems and technology and supreme awards.
Vision: for the brand to be recognised as representing excellence in business
Mission: to create quality time for our customers Green Acres Strategic plan is made of up of 3 pillars:
As an organisation we are committed to supporting the franchise industry to promote best practice innovation and business evolution. We strongly believe in using our group of Internationally recognised market-leading Alliance Partners to strengthen our brand and offerings to our franchisees but to also leverage off their expertise to further enhance our business. Green Acres believe that to build a stronger and sustainable franchise network that supporting each other and the sharing of ideas and systems is a key mantra and responsibility for all franchise systems. Green Acres is very proud to be a member of The Franchise Association of New Zealand and all it stands for and to be leading the way in best practice franchising in New Zealand.
Do you have a workplace issue and need some advice? Try the FANZ workplace Advice Line today!
The FANZ Workplace Advice Line is a complimentary service run by HR Assured New Zealand. This offer is available to all FANZ members (including affiliates) to make it easy to access timely and comprehensive HR and H&S advice in today’s changing workplace environment. Franchisors and affiliates can call the FANZ Workplace Advice Line at any time for 30 minutes of in-depth employment advice. When you call, a workplace relations expert from HR Assured will examine your query and help you – or your franchisee – find a solution.
To access this complimentary service call, 0800 236 226
For security reasons, franchisors must call their HR Assured on behalf of a franchisee first. You can find more information on how to use the FANZ Workplace Advice Line in your member portal.
Who is HR Assured?
As a FANZ strategic partner, HR Assured is committed to supporting FANZ to promote best-practice employment practices in franchising. HR Assured’s combination of award-winning HRIS and telephone advice means we can help every franchisee conduct their business properly and profitably. From an HR or H&S crisis to day-to-day workplace matters, we’ve got your entire franchise covered!
By partnering with HR Assured, you can access a range of products and services to help you strengthen your franchise HR system and support workplace best-practice across your network. The services HR Assured can offer include:
To discover how HR Assured can support your franchise, visit the HR Assured website.
New Zealand’s franchise sector is a significant contributor to the New Zealand economy and is the business structure of choice for many business owners.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in clients seeking advice in respect of Franchise as they look for new ways to plan for succession of their existing business or want to engage in business through structured arrangements where risk is sought to be systematically minimised.
Providing advice to the Franchise sector requires franchise-specific experience, insight and specific knowledge. That’s why BDO has a team to provide our franchise advisory service. We can provide a broad range of advisory services whilst also covering the whole of a franchise’s accounting needs in a cost-effective way, with access to relevant software for maximum business efficiency.
In addition, our team is uniquely placed with experience in non-franchise businesses to complement our Franchise offering. This means we complement our knowledge with experience from organisations in similar or comparative industries to give you fresh insight into your own strategy.
Specific franchise services include:
With a team spread across the country, we would love to get to know you and catch up for coffee. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Aramex New Zealand is really going places. With 18 Regional Franchises and more than 280 Courier Franchisees, our network reaches far and wide. Thousands of Kiwi customers trust us to deliver.
We’re part of the global Aramex network, a multinational logistics, courier, freight and package delivery company. Founded in Jordan in 1982, Aramex is a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
In New Zealand, our heritage began in 1983, when Kiwi Bill McGowan saw a market for a local courier company to provide reliable service to businesses in the Hawke’s Bay region. The Fastway Couriers brand was born, its success soon spreading to many other parts of New Zealand. Ten years later, Fastway Couriers expanded to Australia.
In 2016, Fastway Couriers became part of the Aramex network. We’re still proudly Kiwi, offering the same friendly, local service, along with the opportunities and services of a truly global business.
Today, we offer competitive prices and reliable, scheduled courier services as well as complex freight and logistics solutions. Our delivery systems are backed up by the latest technology and real-time Track & Trace facilities, making Aramex the delivery partner of choice to businesses of all sizes. With easy connections to leading e-commerce sites, our online delivery portal makes sending easy for thousands of online businesses.
Due to unprecedented growth, we are actively seeking more Courier Franchisees to join the Aramex network. We offer comprehensive training and support, as well as the backing of a global brand. Our franchisees come from all walks of life and enjoy the opportunity to be their own boss in a thriving industry. To find out more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre are still closed as they continue doing their part in keeping our community safe by reinventing themselves as an Isolation facility.
Their current contract runs through till the end of April and while they are hoping for a May reopen, discussions about extending this contract further are expected to commence next month.
In the meantime, the Waipuna team do have several other conferencing and event options for those wanting to kick off 2021 with business planning meetings, network with like-minded organisations in a professional trade event or even get that mid-year company get together locked in.
With alternate venues in East Tamaki and Panmure and settings ranging from modern-corporate to quirky-casual the team have carried all their experience running their flagship hotel and conference centre venue into these new properties ensuring no matter what your event, they have you covered.
East Tamaki – Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook
– Corporate business events
– Private personal celebrations
– Capacity for up to 300 people theatre style
– On site catering and on license
– Nearby accommodation with easy access
– Easy access to Southern and Northern Motorways
Panmure – The Hidden Pub
– Private pub venue
– Casual private celebrations
– Out-of-the-box business workshops
– Capacity for 100 people cabaret style
– On site catering an on license
– Complimentary parking
Contact – Michelle Gain
Franchise New Zealand was founded in 1992 to help people learn about franchising. Today, it operates web, print, digital and social media platforms and is THE hub for anyone looking for information on buying a franchise in this country. We are proud to be media partners for the Franchise Association and to operate the Member’s Directory for FANZ.
Franchise New Zealand is founded upon a deep knowledge of franchising and of the needs of franchise buyers and franchisors. Editor Simon Lord has almost 40 years’ experience in franchising both in New Zealand and overseas. His roles have included being marketing manager for a multi-national fast-food franchise and franchise manager for a new start-up operation.
Readers can send for a free print or digital copy of the quarterly magazine by visiting www.franchise.co.nz. The website also contains hundreds of articles with advice on buying a franchise and franchising your own business, as well as a comprehensive Directory of over 275 franchise opportunities and details of specialist advisors.
If you want to recruit franchisees, advise business buyers, or are interested in reaching New Zealand’s $27 billion franchise sector, email email@example.com to find out about advertising and promotional opportunities.
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" “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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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 "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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 "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "