Don Doolan – 2017 Franchisee of the Year

September 18, 2017

We at First Class Financial Group are pleased to announce Don Doolan as our 2017 Franchisee of the Year. Don, from First Class Accounts Asquith, was announced the winner at our annual gala dinner, which was held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart.

Don has been a First Class Accounts franchisee since 2012 and this is the 2nd time he has won Franchisee of the Year, having won the award for the first time in 2015. Don is a very popular member of our network, always willing to provide guidance and advice to his peers.

The award clearly meant a lot to Don, opening his acceptance speech with the words “I love First Class Accounts. Winning Franchisee of the Year is an amazing reward for the dedication and hard work of the entire team at First Class Accounts Asquith. I really enjoy being part of such a strong brand. Having the systems, procedures and support at my fingertips is essential when it comes to providing such a valuable service to my clients.

It came as no surprise that Don took out the award, his results for the past 12 months were nothing short of phenomenal.

Don gave an insight into what makes his business tick “I am very passionate about small business in Australia, being able to help my clients in their business is very rewarding.  I treat all of my clients’ businesses like they are my own.

Clive Barrett, First Class Financial Group Executive Chairman, added “Don is now a two-time winner of First Class Financial Group’s most prestigious award. He is the epitome of the excellence that exists within our network of First Class Accounts franchisees. He has methodically built a highly successful business by providing exemplary service to his clients, while still allowing time to mentor some of our newly established franchisees. Don defines the remarkable spirit within the First Class Brand and is a worthy winner.

There were plenty of other award winners on the night, congratulations to the following franchisees:

Service to the Brand
Ann King, First Class Accounts – Beecroft
Irene Latoa, First Class Accounts – North Wollongong
Andrew & Yvonne Syme, First Class Accounts – Springwood

Community Service
Jenny Bayly, First Class Accounts – Indooroopilly
Robyn Graham, First Class Accounts – Fraser Coast

Best Emerging Franchisee
Runner-up – Dheeraj Sachdev, First Class Accounts – Parkdale
Winner – Milton & Nadia Young, First Class Accounts – Tullamarine

Brand Ambassador
Runner Up – John & Lorelle Dyke, First Class Accounts – Townsville
Winner – Robyn Graham, First Class Accounts – Fraser Coast

Business Performance
Runner Up – Jackie Becker First Class Accounts – Subiaco
Winner – Mark Treloar, First Class Accounts – Cashmere

Franchisee of the Year
Runner up – Renae Pitargue, First Class Accounts – Ovens Murray
Winner – Donald Doolan  First Class Accounts – Asquith

Once again, congratulations to all our award winners and our entire network for their work over the past year. It’s our franchisees that really make us first class!

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