Australia has the most dynamic franchise market in the world!

Australia offers a wealth of opportunity for franchises to succeed...

Our team

Paul Wheeler (pictured right, top) was a founder of the Cartridge World group and pivotal in the rise of the brand from a single store in 1997 to over 1,550 franchises worldwide. Paul is regarded as a Franchise Veteran by business commentators and with his background in banking, small business and franchise consulting can bring successful practical business experience and new energy to the franchise industry.

Mike Fuller (pictured right, second from top), with his background in sales and finance, joined Cartridge World in 2002 to launch and develop the brand in the US market. Meteoric US sales created high demand for the brand in other countries and, in 2003, Mike set up an International Master Franchise Owner training programme that saw him appoint and train 30 Master Franchise Owners. His knowledge of international franchise markets and cultures is highly regarded.

Why choose Australia for your next expansion?

Mike Fuller, with his background in sales and finance, joined Cartridge World in 2002 to launch and develop the brand in the US market. Meteoric US sales created high demand for the brand in other countries and, in 2003, Mike set up an International Master Franchise Owner training programme that saw him appoint and train 30 Master Franchise Owners. His knowledge of international franchise markets and cultures is highly regarded.

“FDS Australia offers you a wealth of advice from a group of franchise experts with a successful history in international Master Franchising. You will benefit from the expertise that drove Cartridge World to meteoric sales worldwide. We look forward to working with you to ensure your expansion into the Australasian marketplace is a successful one.”
Paul Wheeler

Australian Franchise Statistics

The franchise sector has delivered stellar double digit growth, significantly out-performing the economy for the second consecutive year.

Franchisors are expecting revenue to grow by 13 per cent in the 2012 financial year with profit up 18 per cent. Over a three-year period, franchisors expect profit to grow in total by over 50 per cent.

Franchise owners also did well with revenue growth of seven per cent and profit growth of six per cent – double the growth of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

This growth is expected to come from within the existing systems, as well as from expansion into new products and services and new markets both domestically and overseas.

Export your brand

The awarding of Master Franchise rights plays a major part in developing global growth for franchising. FDS Australia is experienced in promoting, marketing and developing franchise systems for the global market, identifying a strategic path for the business and attracting and recruiting suitable Master Franchise Owners.