Pair a cut above as employers
UPPER Coomera and Southport Subway franchisees Darcy and Jessica Taylor have been named southeast Queensland’s Small Employer of the Year in the annual Queensland Training Awards.
The pair were awarded for outstanding achievement in vocational education and training by a Queensland business with 19 or less full-time equivalent employees.
The Taylors started their journey as small business owners in 2014, a day after returning from their honeymoon.
After doubling sales in three years at their first store in Upper Coomera, the pair bought a second outlet at Southport three months ago, and now employ 25 full and part-time staff between them.
Mr Taylor said his staff and customers had supported the couple’s success.
“Since we took over ownership of the Upper Coomera Subway store, our motto has been to treat staff like family,” he said.
The franchisees offer numerous training opportunities for their staff, and regularly take on local students for work experience programs.
The Taylors through their businesses have also supported Act For Kids, an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.
Subway’s Darcy Taylor with staff member Tahmekah Mansfield.