14/09/2011 - 14:43

Snap appoints new CEO, heading east

14/09/2011 - 14:43

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Snap appoints new CEO, heading east

Australia’s largest print and design network, Snap Franchising, has announced it will shift its head office out of Perth, after appointing Stephen Edwards to succeed Grant Vernon as chief executive.

Over the next six months Snap will move its marketing, finance, legal and IT teams from their current Perth location to Sydney, where its sales and operations teams are based.

Mr Vernon said the decision to move was a natural evolution of the company.

“It is part of the continual planning that goes into running and growing a company the size of Snap and it is really business as usual from here,” Mr Vernon said.

“Moving the current Perth functions to Sydney will enhance accessibility of the corporate team for the most franchise owners and we believe being in the one location will also make our team more effective.

“SFL is working with employees and franchises to communicate these changes and ensure all necessary support is provided in this transition. “

Mr Edwards will succeed Mr Vernon from the end of October. He is currently Snap’s chief operating officer.

Snap Franchising chairman Alan Good paid tribute to Mr Vernon’s “outstanding leadership”

“The company is coming off a strong year and has an excellent underlying business which is set to go onwards and upwards thanks to the position Grant leaves it in,” Mr Good said.

“The board and shareholders of Snap express their sincere thanks to Grant. He has been with the company for more than ten years and despite challenging market conditions the company has produced sound results during that time.”

Snap began as The Imperial Company in Perth in 1903 and opened the first Snap Instant Print centre in 1966.  

Today there are more than 175 Snap centres worldwide and 150 in Australia, being  a mix of franchised and company-owned stores. 

 

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