Rodney Wayne And Caci take out the Supreme Awards at Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2022
Two pioneering franchise brands from the beauty and personal care industry have shone to the fore in the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2022. Taking out the Westpac Supreme Franchise System of the Year was hairstyling franchise Rodney Wayne, while the Westpac Supreme Franchisee of the Year went to skin health and confidence clinic, Caci Blenheim, owned by Krista Coningham.
Already recognised as the most awarded hair salon in New Zealand, Rodney Wayne has added another accolade by winning not only the Westpac Supreme Franchise System of the Year award but also winner of the Marketing Campaign of the Year category and Franchise System of the Year – Retail and Hospitality section, too. Judges said of Rodney Wayne: ‘An all-round compelling winner who presented a clear, concise and robust submission.’
Robyn Pickerill, CEO of Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ), could not be more pleased for the iconic brand and long-time FANZ member to achieve the accolades. “The concept of ‘we listen, we care’, is at the heart of the Rodney Wayne business, and tonight, the franchise world says ‘we heard, and we celebrate you,” she says.
Rodney Wayne opened his first Auckland salon in the heart of the city in 1980, capturing the attention of Aucklanders seeking world-class style. He knew that a quality consultation was vital to understanding and achieving client needs and wishes, and within eight years, eight hair salons carried his name. Today, there are more than 30 salons in the Rodney Wayne stable and 15 Shampoo ‘n’ Things haircare stores across the country.
Meanwhile, Krista, with the help of her team at Caci Blenheim, has been acknowledged as 2022’s top Franchisee in New Zealand, amongst more than 35,000 nationwide franchisees.
Krista’s focus has been on building team culture and fulfilling the Caci purpose of creating meaningful journeys with their customers, believing that this done well, the rewards will follow. “Seeing franchisees across NZ fulfil their dreams is at the heart of successful franchising and is a key reason celebrating success is so important,” says Robyn.
She notes that the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards celebrate the franchise community, their resilience, business acumen, hard work and many achievements.
Krista purchased the one year-old Blenheim Caci clinic in 2021, having been part of the team awarded the ‘Fastest growing new clinic’ award at Caci’s annual awards held in 2020. With a goal to keep building a high performing team and meaningful connections with their customers the Caci Blenheim team were awarded Caci’s top Gold Clinic Award in 2022.
“My great love of the Caci brand started over 20 years ago when I was living in an apartment upstairs from Caci Ponsonby. Every day I walked past the clinic on my way to my corporate job, always allured by the brand. My pipe dream was always to be part of this brand, but I could never imagine how. I was stuck in the corporate finance trap. Fast forward a couple of decades and here I am in Marlborough, the proud owner of Caci Blenheim. Pinch me!”
“Becoming a Caci franchisee is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience I have had. I am living my dream!”
Caci is a national network of skincare destinations founded by David and Jackie Smith. Offering skin treatments, the clinic has revolutionised the beauty industry through its passion for delivering ‘Skin Confidence’ – helping people feel confident in their skin. Caci is one of the most respected names in the skin and appearance industry, known for providing real results within a welcoming and trustworthy environment.
For the full list of winners see here.
Working around this time is equal parts hectic and amazing. The energy of everyone in the salon is always incredible as everyone’s excited for the break ahead. We always provide snacks throughout the busy period so that the team stay fuelled and often organise pizzas/easy lunch options for on-the-go.
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