Kwik Kopy North Sydney has been awarded the 2016 Kwik Kopy Franchise of the Year Award.
The award assesses Kwik Kopy centres against a series of benchmarks including sales, growth, profitability, strength of customer and peer relationships, contributions to the Kwik Kopy network and the impact they have on their community.
Candidates are taken from the top twenty performing Kwik Kopy centres, and shortlisted according to the qualitative measures.
Kwik Kopy North Sydney was recognised for their unbeatable mix of impressive sales and profit performance figures coupled with an outstanding ability to service the needs and interests of all the stakeholders in their business.
The store has been run by owners Jeremiah and Carol Akladious for nearly six years. Carol is a graphic designer who had previously worked in a Kwik Kopy centre so she knew the business well. Together with Scott McSkimming, the Production Manager who was already employed in the business when they acquired it, they have been the backbone of its success.
Kwik Kopy Managing Director David Bell says that he is extremely impressed with what Jeremiah and Carol Akladious have achieved in North Sydney.
“Kwik Kopy North Sydney is a terrific example of everything that is strong and unique about a Kwik Kopy business.”
“Their outstanding sales performance marked by the highest sales per person and highest in house production per person of all centres, combined with their strong customer service and commitment to quality make them second to none.”
Well known in the North Sydney area, Kwik Kopy North Sydney is a one-stop-shop for corporates, with a diverse product and service offering including graphic and web design, online, digital printing, wide format printing, promotional products and more.
“Jeremiah and Carol are liked and respected by their peers at Kwik Kopy as well by their customers and suppliers.”
“By harnessing and re-energising existing staff and customers, Jeremiah and Carol have achieved incredible results over just six years. Their entrepreneurial approach and passion is always at the forefront. They are a credit to the Kwik Kopy business and richly deserve their award.”
Kwik Kopy North Sydney Owner Jeremiah Akladious says he and wife Carol are humbled and honoured to be recognised.
“It feels great to be recognised for the hard work our incredible team puts in everyday. They truly are the backbone of our business and this award is a testament to them.”
Jeremiah credits the strength of the Kwik Kopy brand and Kwik Kopy’s unique and empowering franchise model with helping his business grow.
“Kwik Kopy is a great brand with excellent reach and a diversified product offering, meeting the unique needs of corporate business today.”
“Being a part of the Kwik Kopy family has been a wonderful experience. The support we’ve received from day one from head office and other centres has helped significantly with building our business. Any issues are resolved quickly and help is always just a phone call away.”
Jeremiah believes the prospects for print are excellent.
“Print is still very much alive, in fact it’s a growth market. We’re seeing a shift towards smaller runs but with a greater focus on quality touches such as embellishments.”
“On top of that we’re seeing many businesses opt for an integrated solution, combining print with complementary offerings such as promotional products. The future for our industry is extremely bright.”