Stuart Jaeschke wins 2014 Franchisee of the Year

September 18, 2014

Congratulations to Stuart Jaeschke of First Class Accounts Pine Rivers, our 2014 Franchisee of the Year. Stuart was announced as the winner at the Gala Dinner of the Annual First Class Financial Group Conference, which was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

As the Franchisee of the Year, Stuart:

  • StuartFOTYDemonstrates expert knowledge and skills and displays unrivalled business acumen.
  • Consistently delivers satisfaction through insightful client solutions and an applied understanding of their business, client and market.
  • Employs proven business strategies and regularly markets their business through self-sought networking opportunities and promotional activities.
  • Is a proven professional business operator, inspiring role model and exceptional team player that can be depended upon within the system.
  • Epitomises professionalism in terms of knowledge, discipline, service, networking and proper client management.

The announcement of Stuart Jaeschke as Franchisee of the Year was met by rapturous applause, demonstrating his popularity and the high esteem he is held by with all his peers. This award was a well-deserved recognition for Stuart’s exceptional achievements in his 10 years as a First Class Accounts bookkeeping specialist.

Stuart was humbled, commenting that he thought he was perhaps an outside chance for one of the other award categories.  Stuart was also quick to pay tribute to his peers and the role they have played in making his business such a success.

First Class Financial Group Executive Chairman, Clive Barrett paid tribute to Stuart, declaring, “Stuart is the consummate First Class Accounts franchisee. Currently in his third term, he embodies the spirit of our skilled and dedicated network. Stuart is the ultimate professional and has built a thriving First Class Accounts business. He is loved by franchisees and clients alike, is a wonderful ambassador for our brand and is highly deserving of the Franchisee of the Year award.

A number of other awards were also given on the night so congratulations are in order to the following:

Franchisee of the Year


Stuart Jaeschke – First Class Accounts Pine Rivers – QLD

Runner Up

Busy Bookkeeping – Eastern Suburbs – NSW

Lyn Navin – First Class Accounts Kawana – QLD

Business Performance Award


Parul Mehta – First Class Accounts Sunnybank Hills – QLD

Runner Up

Yvette Thomas – First Class Accounts Camden – NSW

Darren Butterick – First Class Accounts Glenelg – SA

Brand Ambassador Award


Norma Reynaga – First Class Accounts Currambine – WA

Runner Up

Ann King – First Class Accounts Beecroft – NSW

Best Emerging Franchisee of the Year


Jacqueline Becker – First Class Accounts Subiaco – WA

Runner Up

Joanne French – First Class Accounts West Perth – WA

Service to the Brand Awards

Elisa Mayenco – First Class Accounts Redcliffe – QLD

Victoria Wilkinson – First Class Accounts Annerley – QLD

Anthony Furniss – First Class Accounts Hornsby/Penrith – NSW

Jitesh Valji, First Class Accounts Stirling – WA

Donald Doolan – First Class Accounts Asquith – NSW

Congratulations to Stuart and all of our other award winners. It’s the people within our network who make First Class Financial Group first class.

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