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Press Release
: : 3 February, 2005


Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd, a specialist franchising and licensing consultancy, and Westpac bank, long supporters of New Zealand franchising, hold their first joint seminar on franchising a business for 2005 in Auckland on Wednesday 16 February.

The Auckland event is the first in a series of franchising seminars to be held in major centres throughout New Zealand this year.

The seminar, entitled 'The Franchise Advantage', will provide business owners with information on the potential and process of franchising a business.

The Franchise Advantage seminar includes four speakers with substantial franchising knowledge and experience, including Win Robinson (Managing Director) and Dr Callum Floyd (Senior Consultant) of Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd, Daniel Cloete, National Franchising Manager of Westpac bank, and Rory MacDonald, Principal of Rory MacDonald Law.

Over the course of two hours attendees will gain considerable insight into franchising and its potential for facilitating business expansion. A broad range of topics will be covered including a history of franchising, advantages and disadvantages of franchising a business, key structural elements of a franchise, systems and documentation, the franchise recruitment process, franchise agreement, and franchise financing.

The seminar begins at 4.30pm on Wednesday 16 February and will be held at Level 15, PriceWaterHouseCoopers Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland.

To register, attendees can contact the Westpac Franchising Team on 0800 177007. Registration costs $35.

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Seminar Sponsors
Franchize Consultants
Founded in 1989, Franchize Consultants is New Zealand's largest and most experienced management consultancy providing specialist advice and assistance to prospective and existing franchising and license networks. Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd has been employed by many of New Zealand's most prominent companies and franchise brands and is a member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand.

Westpac bank was the first New Zealand bank to have a dedicated experienced franchise team committed to understanding and meeting the specialist needs of franchisors and franchisees. The Westpac Franchising Team has representatives throughout New Zealand who have an in-depth knowledge of many of New Zealand's most respected franchise systems.

Rory MacDonald Law
Rory MacDonald Law is a specialized firm comprising three lawyers specialising in licensing and franchise law. The firm acts for a number of local and offshore franchisors and is regularly involved in preparation of franchise agreements and reviewing agreements, particularly those being adapted from offshore.

Liz van Groenewoud
Franchize Consultants (NZ) Ltd
Phone. 09 523 3858


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