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Plus Fitness wins at SmartCompany awards

Plus Fitness wins at SmartCompany awards
September 11, 2013

Australian fitness franchise Plus Fitness is celebrating its winning the 'SmartCompany Top Franchise Award for 2013' and also being also ranked eighth in the '2013 Smart50' awards.

Speaking about the receipt of the awards, Plus Fitness Director/Franchisor Nigel Miller told Australasian Leisure Management "obviously we are pretty excited to have our team recognised with this achievement after just three years of Franchising, not to mention to have the level of growth to reach eighth position.

"This is our second year to make the Smart50, with us ranking 26th last year."

The awards were presented at the 2013 Crowe-Horwath Smart Company Smart50 Awards held in Melbourne on Thursday 5th September, hosted in conjunction with major sponsor Crowe-Horwath, and supporting sponsor Small Business Victoria.

Australia's top 50* most innovative, fastest growing small to medium businesses (SMEs) were recognised along with seven individual award categories including; Top Digital Innovator, Top Franchise, Leading Sustainable Business, Top Regional SME, Top Retailer, Smart and lasting and the Community Award.

The popularity and credibility of the awards within the SME community is evidenced by the fact that it is now in its seventh consecutive year, with a 20% increase in entries on last year.

To be eligible for the Smart50 List, entrants had to be wholly owned Australian companies and exhibit year-on-year revenue growth for the past three fiscal years, no less than $500,000 and not exceeding $200 million.

Explaining the thinking behind the awards, SmartCompany acting Editor Melinda Oliver stated "our objective is to champion and celebrate the small to medium businesses of Australia who are making a difference.

"Whether it's job creation, innovation, revenue generated or contributions to the community, we cover it all. The awards are an extension of this."

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