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Barbershop Express Named Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year

A victory for the hairdressing industry has taken place, with the Barbershop Express franchise system named Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year at the National MYOB Franchise Council of Australia Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2019. Held at the Gold Coast, this award in particular honours the best new franchise system launched in the last five years.

Barbershop Express Retail Group was founded by Bianca Panozzo, who brings over 20 years experience to the industry. The business builds on a gap she saw in the market for high-quality, accessible and affordable men’s haircare services. Barbershops Expresses uses this efficient model in a chain of shopping-centre based salons. Bianca, Express Retail Group’s (ERG) COO, accepted the award alongside the brand’s CEO David Boyd.

“It is a privilege to have been recognised by the industry for the establishment and subsequent growth trajectory of Barbershop Express. Winning this award affirms our decision to launch a new business concept to the market place and for our operating group ERG, recognises the journey from the initial vision to a commercial reality,” David said.

“We would also like to recognise the significant support that we have received from industry professionals across the franchising sector. It is their willingness to share, guide and collaborate that has significantly contributed to our success. It is the culmination of these peoples expertise, aligned with a tremendous Franchisor team that delivers Barbershop Express’s success”.

“David and I, would foremost like to recognise our Franchise Partners, it is their passion, commitment and willingness to immerse themselves in the brand and operations of the business that delivers the framework for success, it is their dedication that delivers the opportunity to enter an award such as this,” Bianca added.

Barbershop Express continues to expand, having just opened a space at Robina Gold Coast in October 2019, with a location at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore to open in late November 2019. Look out for this franchise achieving major things in the men’s hair sector!

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