Four franchised businesses are among those listed in the latest BRW ranking, Fast Starters. The listings acknowledge companies started after 30 June 2007 and who have weathered the economic times to show strong growth.

Highest placed franchise company, Smith & Sons Renovations & Extensions, has entered the rankings at number 12, and shown a 63.37 percent growth from 2010 to 2011, with a turnover of $16,899,920.

Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill had a turnover of $9,415,769 for 2010 to 2011, had a growth of 74.64 percent and sits at the 25th position.