Charlwood Inducted Into the IFE Franchise Hall of Fame
The IFE has just announced the induction of U. Gary Charlwood into the Franchise Hall of Fame. That this is a big deal is born out by the fact that he shares this honour with franchising greats like Ray Kroc, Henry Block and Harland Sanders, founders of McDonalds, H&R Block and KFC respectively.
Charlwood is no stranger to the South African franchise fraternity. During the mid-1990s, he was guests of honour at a FASA Awards Banquet and delivered the keynote address. His brand is represented in South Africa under a master licence agreement.
When Charlwood addressed us, he made one statement that stands out in our minds. He said, The ultimate security is to be good at what you do and then work for yourself. You must also love what you do. I was never motivated by money. If someone said to me, You can make lots of money manufacturing toilets this wouldn’t do it for me. I have always enjoyed working with people to build something.