Dear Prime Minister, I ask that you take action to protect Australian Franchisees, by establishing a public register of Franchisee feedback which scores Franchise businesses annually on their support and treatment of Franchisees, and also that you act to protect Franchisees against gross mistreatment, as in the G.J Gardener Homes case.
Information Services Group (ISG), a global tech research and advisory firm, announced the finalists for the 2023 ISG Paragon Awards™ ANZ, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a lasting impact on their businesses. A total of 57 nominations were submitted for the annual ANZ program. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of industry experts and announced at a gala awards dinner on March 2, 2023, at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney.
Construction project management can be challenging at times. Even if it stays on schedule and within budget, if the project doesn’t meet quality acceptance standards, it risks not just upsetting stakeholders but also triggering possible legal action. According to research, 12% of construction defects are the result of system and material failures, while over half (54%) of all errors may be linked to human factors like untrained labour or insufficient supervision.
BAI, a nonprofit independent organization that delivers the most actionable insights in financial services, has named ten organizational winners and one honorable mention for the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards. Ten individuals were also named BAI Rising Stars. The awards are the industry’s leading program celebrating achievements in innovation, such as pursuing bold solutions for improving customer experience; implementing advanced technologies; and improving the lives of employees, customers, and communities.
FINEOS Corporation has won the prestigious Digital Technology Project of the Year award from Technology Ireland. The award recognizes the firm that has delivered outstanding value to an end client through the innovative deployment and use of digital technology. FINEOS Corporation was selected for the enterprise transformation project that implemented the SaaS FINEOS AdminSuite group and voluntary insurance core system to enable the migration and digital transformation of New York Life Group Benefit Solutions (NYL GBS).
Philip Morris International Inc. announced related senior management changes to further growth as a multicategory leader and advance its move toward a smoke-free future. By the end of January 2023, PMI will rearrange its operations in four regions, down from the current six
Dole plc announced that The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized their pineapple operations in Costa Rica, with the Social Responsibility in Action Award in the Employees Category for their project "Information and Wellbeing Centers." AmCham distinguished this project as the overall Grand Winner among over 40 submittals in the chamber’s Corporate Social Responsibility event. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the award and the first year when a Grand Winner was selected among all proposals.
JAX Tyres & Auto has won the Best CX Transformation 2022 at ANZ’s Customer Experience (CX) Awards, pipping other top businesses to the accolade, like the NRMA and Accor Plus. In doing so, JAX Tyres & Auto has further consolidated its position as one of the most trusted brands in the tyre and auto market, through a focus on seamless customer experience integration across the four pillars of its business: customer, employee, franchisee, & partner.
In the lead-up to its 10th anniversary in New Zealand, family-owned equipment hire firm, Kennards Hire, announced the acquisition of Smiths Hire, a successful hire business in Kaiapoi. Expanding into the Waimakariri district, one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand, the new 7,000 square meter site makes it the largest Kennards Hire branch on the South Island. The new branch will combine Pump & Power, Traffic and general hire equipment, creating a distribution centre-style branch to service the local Belfast region and beyond.