We have six different award categories to enter with one overall category. Franchises enter into one or more categories by having their franchisees surveyed on the topic. Each category specific question is weighted according to its importance to franchisees. Weightings are determined by sophisticated (multivariate) market research techniques. The awards are then presented to potential franchises to help them make a more informed choice about the franchise which will suit their needs.


Smartline Mortgage Advisers

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Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses

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Anytime Fitness

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Awards - Overall The award for Overall Best Franchise only goes to the cream of the crop, the absolute best Franchisors that Australia has to offer. To be among the overall best performers, you need to perform consistently well in nearly every category, outperforming rivals in the support you offer, the lifestyle you enable your franchisees to have, the passion you have and inspire for your industry, and the opportunities you grant. In addition, you need to satisfy your franchisees needs well enough that they are comfortable not only renewing their own contracts with you, but recommending contracts to their friends and colleagues.

When a franchisors places well in the Overall ratings, it shows that they are not only one of the best franchisors in Australia, but that they have satisfied franchisees, people who are comfortable resting their livelihood and future in the hands of this franchisor.

If you are considering opening a franchise in the future, you can be confident that if you deal with one of the following Overall Top Ten franchisors, you will be getting the best opportunity possible.
1st place - Smartline Mortgage Advisers Franchise

Smartline is a multi award winning mortgage broking advisory business. Our client care program matches the needs of a client with the best available lending products provided by a panel of +23 Banks, Building Societies and Credit Unions. These lenders pay Smartline brokers both an upfront commission and a trailing commission for the introduction of new borrowers. The trailing commission provides a passive income stream and becomes a substantial business asset as the base of clients grows.
2nd place - Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses Franchise

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses is an Aussie story 110 years in the making. Starting in Melbourne in 1901, the Ferguson & Plarre families built bakery fame over a century through a ruthless commitment to quality that saw them serving cakes to even the Queen of England and President of the United States.

Today, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses is still a family owned and operated business and has become one of Australia's most successful bakery franchise stories. One their secrets is that they remain 'foodies' at heart. The Plarre family bake all of their own products and maintain 100% control of ingredient and recipe quality, something that is increasingly rare in multi-site bakery-cafes.
3rd place - Anytime Fitness Franchise

Anytime Fitness is the world's largest 24 hour fitness club franchise, with over 1800 clubs and 1.3 million members throughout the world in some 12 countries. Members can access any club, anytime, with a special key fob that works at anytime of the day. The clubs have state of the art equipment, as well as excellent security facilities which enable a safe environment for all members.