Luxottica has been recognised as the ‘Emerging Franchisor of the Year’ at the 2012 NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, run by the Franchise Council of Australia.
The gala event, which was held recently in Canberra, honoured market leaders in the franchise sector. Luxottica was recognised for exceptional business planning, leadership, cultivating strong franchise relationships and developing its people to provide the best support for franchise partners.
According to the company, Luxottica’s Franchise Network, established in 2008, will welcome its 100th Franchise Partner soon and is on track for significant growth over the next two years.
Peter Baily, Director, Franchising and Acquisitions at Luxottica, believes the early success of the program has been driven by strong relationships developed with franchise partners and the company’s “world class” franchise system. He said; “We are thrilled to win this award. It demonstrates the effort and expertise of the entire franchise team who work with all our franchise partners”.
“We have established solid foundations to support and empower our franchise partners and, being part of a global brand, we are able to lead through innovation. Working with our franchise partners, we are proud to be able to provide our customers with world leading technology, the best brands, skilled staff
and the best customer experience.”
“Our bold strategy to build the OPSM brand is contributing to our strong business performance. Franchising plays an important part in our growth strategy and we will continue to invest more in our brands to the benefit of our Franchise Partners,” said Chief Executive of Luxottica Asia-Pacific, Chris Beer.