An Invercargill business has been deemed the most improved in the country at the company's annual awards this month.
Mr Rental Invercargill franchise owner John Beckley won most improved franchise store at the Mr Rental Franchisee Awards in Queensland, Australia, on March 1.
The store went into the competition nominated for three awards: most improved, best New Zealand store overall and highest growth.
Mr Beckley said he was fairly confident going into the awards because his store had a consistently good year.
''It was nice to get something at the end of a long year.''
He put his win down to teamwork and being able to provide a service people wanted.
Mr Rental marketing and product manager Grant Peck said the award recognised Mr Beckley's store had demonstrated high levels of improvement across all areas including quarterly reviews, sales performance and mystery shopper results.
''He truly is exemplary within the network, and this award is testament to this,'' he said.
Mr Rental provides a range of technology, furniture, whiteware and exercise equipment for rent.
- The Southland Times