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With 2010 already in full swing, it still remains important to look back on the achievements of 2009.

In January 2010, MBE Business Service Centres™ (Mail Boxes Etc.®) held their annual conference at Sanctuary Cove, Hyatt Regency in Queensland. An awards night ended the weekend event, acknowledging the effort of franchisees and rewarding outstanding performance across Australia and New Zealand.

Over 40 franchises participated in the Awards, with 4 accolades taken out by Konica Minolta clients for their achievements in sales, growth and overall business success. These awards included:

  • Highest Sales Subject to Royalty – Marcus Lowe, Richmond VIC
  • Franchisee of the Year 2009 Australia – Marcus Lowe, Richmond VIC
  • Franchisee of the Year 2009 New Zealand – Gerrard Merrick and Susan Jelicich, Ponsonby and Newmarket NZ
  • Highest Growth 2009 Australia – Charles Batt, Parramatta NSW

With two awards in 2009 and having won the Highest Sales Subject to Royalty award several times, there is no doubt Marcus Lowe is a high achiever.

“It’s an honour to be recognised again for the high achievements of my business. Working with Konica Minolta since early 2009 has allowed me to push the capability of my business and provide a greater, more efficient service for my many clients.” Marcus said.

Konica Minolta National Sales Manager Production Printing Group Eric Holtsmark, believes his clients’ success lies in the production capability of his bizhub PRO 1050 system 3 and bizhub PRO 6501, “Marcus chose these machines because they are perfect for busy production print houses. It’s a pleasure to see our clients achieve success and we are particularly proud of the fact that all Australian MBE franchises that won awards are Konica Minolta clients.”

Rhett Thurston Managing Director of MBE said “Konica Minolta has and will continue to be an important strategic partner in the field of technology for the MBE business model on a national and global basis. Their dedication and long term view of the client relationship is a key differentiation in the market place and one that we greatly appreciate.”

MBE Business Service Centres™ (Mail Boxes Etc.®) were established in Australia in 1992. With a primary focus to make business easier for small businesses across the country, the MBE network has grown to become the largest franchised chain of business service centres with 41 locations in Australia and 4 in New Zealand.