Quest Celebrates 30th Anniversary and outstanding franchisees at 2018 Gala.

10 December 2018 – Quest Apartment Hotels celebrated its 30th anniversary and the outstanding performance of its franchisees at its annual Gala Dinner at the National Gallery of Victoria. The team at Quest Bundoora had a successful night, taking home the night’s top prize, the National Franchise of the Year, and the Regional Franchise of the Year for Victoria and Tasmania.

The Franchise of the Year Awards recognises superior guest service standards, business performance and the franchise’s excellent demonstration of company values at the regional and national levels. Quest Executive Chairman Paul Constantinou said the award recognises the franchisees’ professionalism and commitment to running one of Quest’s most successful and profitable franchises.

“Quest Bundoora continues to deliver the premium home-away-from-home experience expected by our guests, a reputation that Quest has maintained since its inception thirty years ago. I congratulate Mark O’Shea and the team at Quest Bundoora for their hard work and dedication and wish them another successful year,” Mr Constantinou said.

Paul Goldsmith was inducted into the Hall of Fame which acknowledges outstanding contribution and commitment to the Quest network. Mr Goldsmith started his journey at Quest more than twenty years ago as a financial controller. Since purchasing his first franchise in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Mr Goldsmith has owned seven Quest franchises with current holdings in Glen Waverly and Notting Hill.

Bianca Tachdjian from Quest Ivanhoe received the highly coveted Chairman’s Award. Ms Bianca Tachdjian was personally selected by the Chairman from a highly competitive pool of individuals representing onehundred-and-thirty Quest franchises across Australia. Mr Constantinou said the award recognises Ms Tachdjian’s outstanding service.

“Ms Tachdjian’s dedicated and tireless service sets a great example for our colleagues at Quest. Her willingness to go above and beyond for her guests and achieve her personal goals is second to none. She is a well-deserved recipient of this award,” Mr Constantinou said.

The evening was celebrated under the theme of “Our Quest Continues” which provided guests with an opportunity to take stock of the company’s 30 year history while looking forward to Quest’s exciting future of growth and development in global markets.

The other award categories recognised high performing businesses from each region in Australia and the most outstanding improvement. Individual achievements were also acknowledged in the business development, front and back of house services and employee of the year categories.

Other award recipients include:
Franchise of the Year QLD/NT - Quest Alice Springs
Franchise of the Year WA/SA - Quest Bunbury
Franchise of the Year NSW/ACT - Quest St Leonards
National Franchise of the Year - Quest Bundoora
Outstanding Improvement Award - Quest on Franklin
Back of House Employee of the Year - Anne-Maree Bolt, Quest Mildura
Front of House Employee of the Year - Angela Fowler, Quest Toowoomba
Business Development Executive of the Year - Stuart Gale, Quest West End / Quest on
Rheola/Quest Kings Park
Hall of Fame - Paul Goldsmith, Quest Glen Waverly and Quest Notting Hill
Employee of the Year - Irene Caines

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