SafetyQuip celebrates 20 years in business protecting workers throughout Australia.
Franchise Success Story
Patrick Carmody - Sunshine Coast Franchisee
Patrick Carmody seized the opportunity to own a SafetyQuip franchise business in 2006 when it became available. Since then, the father of two has developed the largest business in the SafetyQuip network.
Patrick relocated his franchise to the largest industrial precinct in his market – a move which he believes was a significant factor in the growth of his business. His experience highlights the benefits of becoming part of one of Australia’s fastest growing franchise systems.
Here are six reasons why Patrick enthusiastically recommends you join the SafetyQuip team.
#1 – A thriving market
“In the last financial year we traded with over 600 account customers and had many additional counter sale transactions. This level of customer base reflects the opportunities out there. And there are more."
#2 – Open lines of franchisor - franchisee communication
“My franchisor is very accessible. In fact, telephone communication with the franchisor or his staff is almost daily. I also have access to a very functional intranet that provides forums for discussion on ranges of topics, a library of information 24/7 to run my business and open communication channels to the franchisor and all franchisees".
#3 – Productive field visits
“We have franchisor and franchisor-representative field visits that are excellent opportunities to check our progress on franchise alignment with compliance issues and franchisor development planning. It’s an opportunity to be briefed on a wider view of the market and our network position in that market. It also provides a platform to allow us to share our views on system development”
#4 – Strong franchisee cooperation
“The southeast Queensland franchisees combine for activities that benefit our business. For example, we jointly exhibited at the Queensland Safety Show in Brisbane. And the SafetyQuip intranet provides ample opportunity for all franchisees to discuss their views openly by contributing to topical forums – on a daily basis if needed. Franchisees also help each other out with stock transfers when an inventory shortfall might otherwise cause a delay in supplying an order.”
#5 – Solid marketing support
“I develop a local marketing plan annually in collaboration with the franchisor. This way we can be sure we’re in alignment with any national promotional activity.”
#6 – Work-life balance
“SafetyQuip is an industrial distribution business. We operate from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. That leaves me with a plenty of time to be with the family doing the things we enjoy.”
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