Top international franchise firms alliance will see leading US brands enter the Australian Market
A new agreement between Australia-based DC Strategy and US-based Edwards Global Services, Inc. (EGS) will bring some of the best franchise brands in the US to Australian soil.
DC Strategy & Edwards Global Services have joined forces in an exclusive international relationship to bring quality American franchise brands to Australia. This mutually beneficial partnership will see DC Strategy partner with EGS in assisting leading US franchise opportunities to the Australian market, predominantly through Master Franchising.
High-quality brands that these leading franchise firms will be working with, to find the right Australian licensee partners for, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Founded by Rod Young in 1983, the Australian end-to-end consulting, legal, recruitment and brand and marketing firm was created to assist entrepreneurs from start-ups and SMEs to NGOs, government bodies and large corporates to develop sustainable franchise networks.
Rod is a highly versatile management professional with almost 40 years’ experience in Australia, New Zealand, the EU, China, South East Asia, India and the US. He is considered one of the world’s foremost franchising, licensing and business network consultants. His Board experience spans across multiple platforms, including Chairman of DC Strategy, Chairman of Poolwerx and Global CEO and Senior Board Advisor to Cartridge World Global Holdings.
Edwards Global Services (USA)
Started in 2001 by William Edwards, EGS is the recognised leader for taking US franchise brands in the education, food, retail, and service sectors to markets outside of the US that have the highest Return On investment for each brand. In 2015, EGS received the prestigious U.S. Presidential award for export excellence.
A Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), Mr. Edwards is active in the International Franchise Association (IFA). He is a Member of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) Board of Governors, a Member of the Board of Trustees for the IFA Franchise Education and Research Foundation and a Member of the International Leadership Council of the IFA.
EGS have assisted more than 30 US franchisors to expand outside the US into over 30 countries since the firm was founded in 2001. And their move into Australian territory alongside DC Strategy will be no different. Both Rod and Bill are delighted to be working together and believe that the partnership will contribute to the continued success of both organisations.
“This strategic partnership recognises the regional strengths of two of the biggest players in international franchise development and the DC Strategy team look forward to working with EGS to bring more established US brands into the Australian market, while moving more of our Australian franchise brands into the US market.” – Rod Young
“Our success and that of our US franchisors Clients around the world is based on partnering with the absolute best people and highest quality companies in each country. Rod Young and DC Strategy have proven over and over that they are the clear leaders in franchise development in Australia. We are honored to form this partnership with DC Strategy.” – Bill Edwards