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April Breakfast 2017

  • International Convention Centre Sydney 14 Darling Drive Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
Jim Penman,  founder of Jim's Group

Jim Penman, founder of Jim's Group

Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in History at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with a $24 investment. Today it is now turning over $350m per annum with over 40 divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

By 1989 Jim franchised his business, and since then, Jim's Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australia and the largest and best-known lawn mowing business in the world with Jim's Group having over 3,500 Franchisees. Jim believes the key to success in franchising is an overriding concern for the welfare of franchisees, and constant improvement in customer service.

Jim is married with ten children and lives in Victoria.


Location: Cockle Bay Rooms, ICC
Date: Wednesday 12 April 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:15am
Cost: $80 for Single Registration & $750 for Table Registration. 
Arrival: We suggest arrival from 6:45am and before 7:10am so you have time to collect your name badge and find your seat!

Earlier Event: 10 March
Masterclass - Phil Allison
Later Event: 28 July
July 28th Breakfast 2017