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Rodney Wayne enters Franchise Hall of Fame
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Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Rodney Wayne enters Franchise Hall of Fame

Rodney Wayne, the visionary founder of Rodney Wayne Hair Salons, has been officially inducted into the Franchise Hall of Fame. 

The prestigious honour was announced at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2023 gala dinner on 11 November, and celebrated Rodney Wayne’s enduring impact not just upon the franchise sector, but upon the whole nation.

Announcing the honour Brad Jacobs, the chair of the Franchise Association of New Zealand, said: ‘Rodney Wayne is a true pioneer in franchising, is still active in the business, and is loved by all. He is highly respected in his industry and in franchising, both locally and internationally. 

Rodney Wayne stood on the same stage in 2022, when his company was named Westpac Supreme Franchise System of the Year. This time, the applause was personal.

Simon Lord, the publisher of Franchise New Zealand, paid tribute;

‘Rodney was one of the first people I met in franchising in New Zealand, back in 1991 when he had just started to franchise his already-well-known brand. Over the years, as Rodney’s franchise grew, he became a shining example of what New Zealand’s home-grown franchisors could achieve.’

In his acceptance speech, Rodney expressed deep gratitude, saying, ‘I am truly very, very honoured.’ He thanked FANZ and the people who nominated him and, reflecting on his journey, he said, “The franchising industry has been so good to me. I love my team; it’s a great environment. I know we’re going to have a great next couple of years, and I look forward to it.’

Read the full story from Franchise Media HERE