Retail freight and logistics specialists, Pack and Send were awarded equal runner up at the 2008 International Franchisor of the Year Award held in Singapore. The award recognises the top three franchisors for their success and performance, establishing a global benchmark in franchising.
Each year, the Franchising and Licensing Association, Singapore (FLA) invite a single nomination from each of the 36 member countries of the World Franchise Council. Currently in its fourth year, the 2008 International Franchisor of the Year Award had a record number of nominees. The Franchise Council of Australia nominated Pack and Send as a stand-out franchise to represent Australia.
The international judges short listed six other franchise companies as finalists for this award from the countries of USA, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea.
Chairman of Pack and Send, Barry Smorgon, accepted the award in Singapore at an international event attended by government officials, representatives of foreign embassies, media, and members of the international franchising community.
According to Tristram Travers, Trade Commissioner for the Australian Government in Singapore, this award bodes well for Pack and Send’s desired expansion into Singapore and Asia, and is also a good follow-on to their recent expansion into the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
The judging committee evaluated finalists based on:
- Business strategy
- Franchising system
- Franchise relations
- Financial performance