Salon own­ers cut­ting it with the best

North Taranaki Midweek - - MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE AUCKLAND - CHRIS­TINE WALSH

Own­ers of New Ply­mouth’s Just Cuts hair salon have proved to be a cut above the rest.

Lau­rie and Paul Broomhall have taken out the top gong at the Just Cuts Fran­chise Awards.

The cou­ple were named Fran­chisee of the Year, New Zealand and while they couldn’t make it to the com­pany’s An­nual In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence in Thai­land, they were ‘‘re­ally thrilled’’ to re­ceive the ac­co­lade.

The Broomhalls were awarded for their out­stand­ing op­er­a­tional per­for­mance, suc­cess­ful lo­cal area mar­ket­ing ini­tia­tives, team train­ing ex­cel­lence and their on­go­ing com­mit­ment to the Just Cuts brand.

A huge achieve­ment con­sid­er­ing only five years ago the cou­ple de­cided to take the leap from work­ing for some­one else to do­ing it for them­selves.

‘‘We were look­ing for a good small busi­ness we could man­age along­side our then full­time jobs,’’ Lau­rie said.

Lau­rie come from an ac­count­ing, of­fice man­age­ment back­ground and Paul was in staff man­age­ment.

They de­cided the best op­tion for them was to join the Just Cuts realm and now they own Just Cuts sa­lons in New Ply­mouth, Wan­ganui, and Coast­lands and are part of a net­work of own­ers happy to share knowl­edge.

Lau­rie said they kept their fingers on the pulse of their busi­nesses via daily phone calls, emails, an in­ter­nal sys­tem, as well as reg­u­lar vis­its.

She and Paul en­joy work­ing as both lead­ers and team mem­bers in a fran­chise com­mu­nity.

‘‘We think the Just Cuts sys­tem is bril­liant. Ev­ery­thing works. If you just stick to the sys­tem you have no prob­lems.’’

An added perk of own­ing three hair sa­lons is be­ing spoilt for choice when it comes to how to wear your hair and Lau­rie ad­mits they prob­a­bly do get a few more hair­cuts than your av­er­age per­son would.

While it has been a learn­ing curve the cou­ple are ex­cited about con­tin­u­ing to grow their port­fo­lio.

‘‘Paul and Lau­rie have con­sis­tently been stand­out amongst our net­work of New Zealand Own­ers over the past five years, said De­nis McFad­den, CEO and founder of Just Cuts.

‘‘Their com­mit­ment to and pas­sion for the Just Cuts way of be­ing is con­ta­gious and they re­ally are an em­bod­i­ment of ev­ery­thing we stand for qual­ity, ex­cel­lence and pos­i­tiv­ity,’’ McFad­den said.

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Just Cuts own­ers Lau­rie and Paul Broomhall are the fran­chisees of the year.

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