Franchize Consultants is proud to announce the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) inducted Win Robinson into Life Membership on November 15. On the night of the 2014/2015 Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.
Win (centre) receiving the award from David McCulloch and Ian Robertson
Win was introduced with the following statement:
After four and a half years as a Product Manager at Reckitt and Colman Win became General Manager of Homecare (NZ) Ltd.
Which was a franchise out of the USA and owned in New Zealand by a Canadian QC and Harry Taylor, a well-known Wellington businessman.
After a year Win bought out Harry Taylor’s half share and operated the franchise throughout New Zealand for the next four years during the 1970s.
In 1975, he started Ferro-Form Pools Ltd and built the pool display centre at Market Road next to the motorway off-ramp.
After a few years he franchised the pool company having franchisees in the South Island, Wellington, the Waikato and three in Auckland and a loose arrangement in Australia.
Twelve years later Win sold the pool company and became CEO of the New Zealand division of a large Australian manufacturing company.
Six years later he bought Franchize Consultants from Fraser Heaven, who founded the company. That was over twenty years ago.
Win was interested in ensuring that the franchise community in New Zealand continued to grow and took on an active part in the Franchise Association of New Zealand and its forerunner.
He was particularly keen in franchise education and is a strong advocate for best practice.
He was also a prime mover in establishing the New Zealand Franchise Awards and ensuring that they had a robust and internationally recognised judging criteria.