Pair a cut above as em­ploy­ers

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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