Back in May this year, Elite held its annual national franchisee conference at the Watermark Hotel on the Gold Coast. More than 20 Elite franchisees from around Australia came along to hear about developments at Elite and to share stories and technical know-how with their fellow franchisees.
At the conference Kerrie Spindler and her partner Phil Gunns were announced as national franchisees of the year for their Elite franchises in Gosford and in Hornsby, NSW.
Kerrie started with Elite over a decade ago, in 2002, and in fact picked up her 10 year service award at the conference at the same time.
She and Phil run a large operation with several employees covering both the Gosford and the Hornsby franchises in Sydney, with Phil looking after the technical and on the job side of the business and Kerrie running the office and job booking side.
In Gosford the business services a mainly residential and commercial clientele offering carpet and upholstery cleaning and protection, flood restoration and pest control, while the Hornsby based business is predominantly carpet and upholstery cleaning/protection and flood restoration focused.
“Kerrie and Phil run a very tight and very successful operation,“ said Elite Managing Director Rob Lovett, “but that alone wasn’t what won them the award. Both Kerrie and Phil are not only smart business operators, but incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about the industry and about being a part of Elite, and this is what made them the obvious choice for franchisees of the year this time.”
“It’s great to get this award and I know that our team members will be really happy that we have won this as a team – it’s recognition of the hard work they put in every day.” said Kerrie. “Elite is a great franchise to be a part of and I suppose the fact that we’ve been with Elite for over ten years just goes to show what a good operation they run – we are passionate about what we do and we’re glad to demonstrate that passion!”