Narellan Pools’ general manager of franchising, Wendy Donaldson, has won the National Franchise Woman of the Year award at the Franchise Council of Australia’s Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2020.
Narellan managing director Chris Meyer says Donaldson’s award is recognition for her tireless commitment to the franchise sector and her passion for developing relationships and supporting others to collectively drive results.
“My focus is on maintaining an excellent culture, nurturing team development and supporting the global growth of the business,” Donaldson says.
Since becoming general manager of franchising in May 2019, she has had considerable success. Narellan Pools adjusted its sales and digital engagement strategy as covid-19 hit, and she supported the Narellan Pools network to produce record-breaking sales since the global pandemic began.
“We have achieved record monthly sales for six months and in May 2020 achieved the all-time record in the peak of covid-19,” she says.
Other industry winners in the national awards include Phil Colburn from Poolwerx who won Field Manager of the Year, and Poolwerx also won the Excellence in Marketing award.
NOTE: This story has been updated after Wendy Donaldson (pictured) earlier won the NSW/ACT Franchise Woman of the Year Award.