Franchise Council of Australia

AT A GLANCE FRANCHISE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA (FCA) WHAT: Peak body for the franchise sector in Australia EMAIL: PHONE: 03 9508 0888 WEBSITE: Delivering a strong framework for franchising By Mary Aldred, CEO, Franchise Council of Australia R epresenting our members, raising concerns, reflecting real life business challenges and responding to member questions about the national Franchising Taskforce have been the priority for the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) over the past 12 months. Franchising is a popular business model and makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy. There are approximately 1,344 franchise brands in Australia, providing employment for more than 598,000 people and contributing more than $184 billion annually to the national economy. The role of the FCA The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is the peak body for the franchise sector in Australia and covers a range of organisations and individuals, including franchisors, franchisees, professional advisers and suppliers. The FCA is committed to building a strong franchising culture that upholds standards and looks to meeting compliance obligations as a minimum standard – always striving for best practice in the franchise relationship and business conduct. 2019 was a year of focused review and advocacy activity for the FCA, with a determination to support members, many of whom are small businesses, and to further underpin franchising as the preferred model for small business success. The FRANCHISE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards 2019