Jennian Homes Wellington has got into the 2018 Commonwealth Games spirit early by showing they are top of their game after being named a Franchisee of the Year finalist.
At a glittering awards evening on the Gold Coast overnight, the Plimmerton-based franchise was announced as one of four finalists for the national accolade.
The other finalists announced were Jennian Homes Wairarapa and Jennian Homes Coromandel, with Jennian Homes Nelson Bays named the overall winner.
The black-tie awards evening, held at the 5 Star QT Gold Coast Hotel and hosted by media personality Sam Wallace, was brought forward to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, with franchisees and their families given the opportunity to attend today’s opening ceremony.
This is thanks to Jennian Homes being a proud partner of the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team.
Jennian Homes Wellington owners Simon and Belinda Barber say they take pride in ensuring all their homes are at a consistently high standard and are very pleased this has been recognised.
To be among the top echelon of the 30 franchise areas operated around the country is no small feat with the benchmark among franchises constantly being raised, adds Mr Barber.
“We’ve worked really hard to build a reputation for excellence in customer service, design and craftsmanship in every home we build, so being recognised as one of the best in our business is both reassuring and motivating.
“The team delivers top-quality service within the local community, they’ve had great results and they really deserve this accolade.”
Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says the Wellington franchise is one of a number of consistent performers in helping strengthen the Jennian Homes brand nationwide and is deserving of its finalist award.
“We are proud of the growth and progress of all our regional franchisee teams including the Wellington team lead by Simon and Belinda,” says Mr Jury.
“They have worked hard to establish themselves as a steady performer within Jennian Homes, and are an integral part of the local Wellington community.”
With Jennian Homes being a proud partner of the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team and #EarnTheFern campaign, Mr Jury says the opening of the Games presented the perfect opportunity for Jennian’s annual awards evening.
“The Gold Coast is buzzing with athletes who are at the top of their game. I can’t think of a better time and place to celebrate our top players as well, says Mr Jury.