By James Wells
MELBOURNE: Nick Karasoulis from Harvey Norman Chadstone won the award for franchisee of the year at last night’s gala dinner held at the Crown Towers Ballroom in Melbourne.
Karasoulis was recognized for his leadership role within Harvey Norman in Victoria as well as for the strong performance of his store as well as the encouragement he provides other franchisees and the respect he receives in return.
In accepting the award from Harvey Norman general manager – electrical, David Ackery, Karasoulis recognized the camaraderie he enjoyed with his fellow franchisees and the support he received from the Harvey Norman management committee.
Karasoulis was also nominated for another prestigious award on the night – the international franchisee of the year – alongside other nominees, Steve Cavalier from Harvey Norman Bundall in Queensland and the winner of the award – Grahame Watt from Harvey Norman Christchurch.