Mark Crapper

Benchmark Business Sales and Valuations

Mark’s achievements in business ownership, business development and consulting are impressive, to say the least.  His drive has always been the pursuit of betterment and growth, for himself and for others.  “Working with business owners and helping them achieve their goals are incredibly satisfying,” he insists.

Though initially qualifying as an electrician, Mark’s instincts took him straight into small business ownership.  Starting as a partner in one of the earliest Donut King stores in Australia, he went on to spend 20 years developing a home-grown Australian brand into the largest and most successful food franchise brand in its category in Australia.

Other brands were brought under his umbrella, before he ultimately sold out of a very successful company in 2004 (Retail Food Group) with 366 stores across six countries and over $100 million turnover per annum.  It was time for a new challenge – this time to build a business in manufacturing.

From 2005 to 2012, Mark was a director and shareholder in Wheelboyz Australia, a mag wheel wholesale company and exclusive Australasian distributor for American Racing Equipment, the largest manufacturer of mag wheels in the world.

During this time, he also moved back into the franchise sector and has consulted to a number of franchisors to grow their businesses and sites.  Most recent roles have included franchise development manager (Aust/NZ) for Domino’s Pizza and advisor to clients including the Hairhouse Warehouse Group, Australian Skin Clinics, and Nutrition Warehouse.

Such a valuable range of proven skills – business start-up and development, management, lease negotiation and site selection, tendering and construction oversight, franchisee selection, sales and business training to name just a few – are now applied for the benefit of Benchmark Business Brokers’ clients pursuing growth in the lucrative Registered Training Organisations sector.

And Mark’s personal passions? Family, fitness, motor sports, technology.

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