Domiciled in Hawkes Bay, the world’s largest courier franchise system, Fastway Couriers, has added yet another award to its impressive list of industry accolades, with the firm’s Irish operation taking out the coveted title of ‘Franchise of the Year (Service)’ with the Irish Franchise Association.
The award follows the business’s most successful year on record; achieving a mammoth 42% growth in sales, despite operating in the worst economic conditions in the country’s history. This growth is thanks in part to the organisation successfully partnering with one of the Ireland’s largest movers of home delivery items; a step that saw Fastway’s feet firmly planted the B2C arena.
Commenting on the honour, owners of Fastway Ireland, Andy Hennessy and Gerry Riordan said, “We are delighted to win this Award which recognises excellence in franchising as well as success in the freight industry. Our team had a tremendous year in 2009, and we look forward to another solid performance in 2010.”