Signarama has won two awards at the recent MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards in Victoria. The annual awards recognise outstanding achievements in the franchising industry, worth an estimated $155.1bn to the Australian economy (IBIS 2021).

Franchisees Michael & Kathy McGrath from Signarama Footscray & Melbourne CBD took home the award for Multi-Site Franchisee of the Year Award.

After having previously owned and operated an Australia Post location, the McGrath’s sold that business and joined the Signarama network in 2016 with their first location in Footscray. It took the McGrath’s just a couple of years to then acquire a second location in the heart of Melbourne CBD.

“We’re absolutely thrilled at receiving this award! Being situated in Melbourne, last year was one of the toughest situations we’ve had to face. But we remained optimistic and through the support of our excellent team, and our amazing customers we’ve come out stronger and didn’t just weather the storm, but were fortunate enough to excel.”

In recognition of his exemplary support of the Signarama franchisees (in particular throughout the bulk of Melbourne’s lockdown in 2020), Signarama Operations Advisor, Michael O’Connor was named as Field Manager of the Year.

“I’m over the moon. What our stores have experienced in the last 18 months and what they’ve achieved has been nothing short of exceptional. You cannot underestimate the amount of job satisfaction I get out of seeing our franchisees nurture and grow successful businesses. It’s 100% why we all do this.”

Having won the VIC/TAS state chapter awards, both Michael & Kathy McGrath and Michael O’Connor will now progress as finalists in the FCA’s National Awards to be held at the National Franchise Conference in Melbourne scheduled for October.