Residential Pools and Spas

Poolwerx recognises top franchise partners

November 17, 2021

Poolwerx held its annual awards in September, recognising a host of top performing franchisees across Australia and New Zealand, and across a range of categories, including technical, brand, retail, mobile, B2B and innovation excellence.

Franchise Partner of the Year was awarded to Evelyn and Peter Vogel from Poolwerx Indooroopilly, who oversee one of the largest Poolwerx footprints in Australia, with 18 staff, four retail stores and nine vans operating across Indooroopilly, Chapel Hill, Kenmore and Moggill. Each store consistently exceeds $1 million yearly turnover, and they plan to expand further.

Below is the full list of winners.

Franchise Partner Awards

Franchise Partner of the Year: Evelyn & Peter Vogel, Poolwerx Indooroopilly, Qld

Brisbane South FNQ & Northern NSW: Poolwerx Jimboomba, Qld

Brisbane North, Central Queensland & Northern Territory: Poolwerx Indooroopilly, Qld

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory: Poolwerx Upper North Shore

South Australia: Poolwerx Happy Valley

Victoria & Tasmania: Poolwerx Albury

Western Australia: Poolwerx Bunbury

New Zealand: Poolwerx Waikato

Retail Awards

Retail Store of the Year: Poolwerx Kalamunda, WA

New Retail Store of the Year: Poolwerx Jimboomba, Qld

Retail Salesperson of the Year: Gemma Cleary, Poolwerx Briar Hill, Vic

New Retail Salesperson of the Year: Perry Gwenossis, Poolwerx Castle Hill, NSW

Technical Awards

Pool & Spa Technician of the Year: Tim Bishop, Poolwerx Happy Valley, SA

New Pool & Spa Technician of the Year: Chelsea Inkster, Poolwerx Balcatta, WA

Whole of Business

Brand Excellence Kelly & Brendon Woodhouse, Poolwerx Bay of Plenty, NZ

Technical Excellence Cheryl & Michael Hamel-Smith, Poolwerx Balcatta, WA

Innovation & Entrepreneurial Excellence: Prue & Malcolm Price, Poolwerx Upper North Shore, NSW

Rising Star: Melinda & Matthew Wyper, Poolwerx Mill Park, Vic

Most Improved: Frank Hochbaum, Poolwerx Parramatta, NSW

Business 2 Business: Michelle & Rob Hudson, Poolwerx Albury, Vic

Employer of the Year: Tanya & Richard Beattie, Poolwerx Toowoomba, Qld

Regional Awards

Top Sales: Prue & Malcolm Price, Poolwerx Upper North Shore, NSW

Top Mobile (Single Territory): Shann & Ged O’Sullivan, Poolwerx Coffs Harbour, NSW

Top Cross Counter Retail Sales: Jane & Adrian Driscoll, Poolwerx Dubbo, NSW

Top Business 2 Business: Steve Burn & Brett Jorgensen, Poolwerx Applecross, WA

Individual Awards

Franchise Woman of the Year: Soibhone Nascimento, Poolwerx Kalamunda, WA

Outstanding Team Contribution Award: Natalie & Jason Sims, Poolwerx Happy Valley, SA

Business Manager of the Year: Michael Charewicz

Supply Awards

PiP Representative of the Year: Kirsten Bottrell, Fluidra

State Based PiP of the Year: Fluidra

National PiP of the Year: Maytronics

Meanwhile, Poolwerx Franchise Partner Robyn Walsh took out Franchise Woman of the Year at the WA Franchise Council of Australia’s 2021 Regional Excellence in Franchising Awards, while Poolwerx business development manager Phil Colburn won Field Manager of the Year Qld/NT for the second year in a row.

CAPTION: Franchise Partner of the Year was awarded to Evelyn and Peter Vogel from Poolwerx Indooroopilly


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