Our Team

Brian Keen – Founder of Franchise Simply

Australia’s Most Sought After Advisor For Business Owners Considering Franchising

Having worked in the franchise sector for over 30 years and helped business to grow by over $3bn in that time, I believe franchising offers one of the most exciting business models around for anyone looking to create real wealth and financial independence for themselves.

I first saw the massive potential for franchising to create a successful business – fast – after opening and operating seven stores in just five years as a franchisee for Bedshed. With the knowledge I gained there as a franchising consultant in Australia, I went on to set up Franchise Alliance, a consultancy which helped household names like Brumbys, Ultratune, Jim’s Mowing and Donut King develop successful sales strategies and franchise systems. The Franchise Alliance is still going strong in five states, as well as in New Zealand.

I then used those same strategies and systems myself to build up six franchise groups, with over 120 outlets between them.

Based on this depth of experience, I’ve helped many dozens of businesses to franchise successfully, increasing their profits and allowing their owners to retake control of their lives by working fewer hours.

If you would like a consultation with me, take advantage of the FREE 20 Minute Consultation we offer as a preliminary service by booking time in our calendar.

Or if you need more advice, go to my Consultation page to organize a time.

I’ve now brought all my knowledge together in my latest venture, ‘Franchise Simply’, with the aim of showing business owners how to transform a family-sized firm into a multi-million dollar asset through a unique seven-step system, saving tens of thousands of dollars in consultancy fees in the process.

I’m passionate about helping people become financially secure and independently wealthy by setting up their own business, wherever they are, whatever their background. That’s why I founded and became Chairman of MicroLoan Foundation Australia (MLFA), a charity which, to date, has provided over $750,000 in loans to impoverished women in Malawi to allow them to start their own business and improve life for themselves and those who depend on them.

Proud supporters of Microloan Foundation Australia
Proud supporters of Microloan Foundation Australia

Originally from Uxbridge, UK, after qualifying as a quantity surveyor, Brian emigrated to Malawi in 1966, where he established several successful businesses, most notably a building and development company, before moving to Perth, Australia, in 1975.

Brian has 40 years’ experience nationally and overseas as a business owner and company director, primarily focusing on business growth, particularly sales and marketing in the franchising industry.

Brian and his wife and business partner Prue have two daughters and now live on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Our Team of Experts

Because of my intensive commercial experience with franchised businesses, I believe that franchising must involve all aspects of your business if you are to be successful. Which is why I work with a great team of experts from all aspects of business to help you create a franchise group.

Listed here in the order in which you will first meet them as you work through the step by step process of the Franchise Success Path.

Liz-and-Les-Hannaway

Liz and Les Hannaway

Branding and Marketing
Rhonda-Thompson-v4

Rhonda Thomson

Systems and Documentation
Dave-Jenyns

Dave Jenyns

Internet Marketing & Digital Flow
Rob-McAdam-v2

Rob McAdam

Franchise Accountant and Corporate Structure
Peter-Buckingham

Peter Buckingham

Territory Planning & Site Selection
David-McLean

David McLean

Training and Support Services
Andrew-Barr-v2

Andrew Barr

Franchise Legals
Veronica-Jumeaux

Veronica Jumeaux

Franchise Legals

We also work with many other business experts as needed.

Our Support Team

For your benefit we also have access to a wide range of other experts in various fields when needed.

And I could not do without the amazing team at home, keeping the whole business running.

Franz-Valdivia

Franz
Valdivia

Executive Assistant
Rhonda-Thompson-v4

Rhonda
Thomson

Client Relationship Manager
Prue-Keen-v2

Prue
Keen

Director and Product Development
Terence-Medina-1

Terence
Medina

Product Assistant
Michael-Jalandoni-v4

Michael
Jalandoni

Webmaster

Media Coverage

International Business Times
Better Business Magazine
WaToday
Brisbane Times
The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Canberra Times
5aa Adelaide
Bendigo Advertiser
Daily Liberal
Leader
Savvy SME
The Border Mail

We’ve Helped All These Systems With Their Growth!

The Cheesecake Shop
Pure Natural
Pressed 4 Time
Pets Paradise
Mail Boxes Etc
Kwik Kopy
Kenkleen
Jim's Mowing
Expense Reduction Analysts
Eagle Boys Pizza
Donut King
Domino's Pizza
Colombo's
Chicken Treat
Cash Converters
Brumby's Bakery
Bed Shed
Auto Masters
Franchise Alliance
ColorTech
LAI

What's Inside?

Here are just some of the really practical insights available only from this unique book:

  • What the costs associated with franchising really are
  • How to determine the best franchise method for your business
  • The right way to find the best franchisees
  • Using franchising as an exit strategy
  • How to set up your franchise to really maximise your profits

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Our Team February 7, 2017

Our quest is to continue to help business owners who want to learn how to grow their business into a more valuable asset through franchising. The team of expert advisors at Franchise Simply does this this through our simple four step Franchise Success Path which can be delivered in many different ways to suit you. We work closely with our team of leading franchise experts to provide the full range of services to the franchise industry, from carefully crafted legal agreements and operations and procedure manuals, to expert advice on corporate structures, fee structures, territory planning, franchisee support, recruitment and much more…

The result - our members implement fast and get everything they need to succeed all in one place. Click here to join our inspiring community of entrepreneurs and you can be our next success story.

We believe in giving back and so a percentage of every program is given to MicroLoan Foundation Australia to help women in Southern Saharan Africa to build businesses and take their families out of poverty. Money raised to date is …….