The country’s premier water franchise company, GQWEST Inc., said that its flagship brand Aquabest is among 2013’s recipients of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise Awards.
In a statement, Carson Tan, chief executive officer of GQWEST, said that, “Being awarded by this award is both an honor and a validation of the company’s efforts to provide a solid franchise concept to the Filipino entrepreneur.”
Aquabest is the largest water refilling store network in the country with more than 700 stores nationwide.
In 2013, it is set to grow even more with over 10 new franchisees established from January to July.
GQWEST said that a strong factor in the company’s growth is its participation in the 2013 Franchise Asia exhibit organized by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA).
The brand managed to generate a substantial number of inquiries that will contribute significantly toward year-end growth.
A sign of this commitment to value and excellence can be seen in the company’s Aquabest 3-in-1 Combostore Concept and EntrepRises franchise concept.
EntrepRises is the 3-in-1 Combostore enhanced by the option to add on a complementary business concept to create a complete franchise package. The Combostore franchise integrates Aquabest, Laundrybest and Oxyplus brands into a single business concept.
The company has sought to further build upon the combostore concept with complementary businesses to further increase their service offerings.
“It shows that when people take out an Aquabest franchise they are not just getting their money’s worth but they are also getting added value and excellent service. But we do not intend to rest on our laurels, we intend to further improve our franchise system to prove that we do deserve this title,” Tan said.