BDC Partners Win Supplier of the Year in the Franchise Council of Australia Excellence in Franchising Awards 2024


We are thrilled to announce that BDC Partners has been awarded Supplier Of The Year at the Franchise Council of Australia’s National Franchise Convention in Cairns in May 2024.

We were up against some amazing finalists such as; Geotech information services, Retail doctor Group, Franchise Ready, Quest Legal and Spenda.

This award acknowledges the dedication, innovation, and outstanding contributions of our organisation within the franchising sector.

After 20 years of attending franchise events, CEO Bruce McFarlane couldn’t quite believe that he had finally won and was able to take home the Supplier Of The Year Award… his bright green shirt under his tux jacket definitely paid off.

BDC Partners CEO holding Supplier of the year award

Since starting BDC Partners at the beginning of the pandemic with experienced franchisors Jon Sully & Dave Lindsay, industry expert Bruce Billson, and BDC Property directors Vaughn McGuinness and Keith Doyle, we set out to help support franchisors and retailers to flourish and grow.

After our humble beginnings in 2020, we now have 5 BDC businesses and 6 Businesses in our collective, including, Associated Projects, Benjamin & Benjamin, GapMaps, BlueRock and RetailCare. With the support from our long-standing clients, and our experienced advisors, we have grown BDC significantly along with our partnerships with Hattch and Zorakle in the US. All the while, not losing sight of our core values of Passion, Integrity, and Collaboration (PIC)! 

We are grateful for the support we receive from the FCA and will continue to do all we can to drive value for FCA members through our volunteer actions. As a member of the FCA Victorian State Chapter Committee for nearly 15 years, alongside Tanya Robertson, the Interim CEO of the FCA and previously CEO of BDC Strategy, we help run educational events and peer learning groups, like the Virtual Networking Groups since Covid, and host coffee catch-ups.

BDC Partners and Collective team holding supplier of the year award

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