Franchise Council of Australia would like to congratulate David Lindsay, founder of Australia’s Salts of the Earth for being awarded second place in the International Franchise Association’s NextGen competition for their bespoke business model in the salt therapy health industry.
Bruce Billson, Executive Chairman of the FCA was very proud of David representing Australian franchising at a global platform. “How fabulously exciting, it’s great recognition for David and his Salts of the Earth team. It’s a further example of how Australia is a leading innovator in franchising, what an important role franchising has and the opportunities it creates to our economy,” he said.
NextGen in Franchising is the beginning of an evolving dialogue with young entrepreneurs to understand their overall professional development needs and their business goals to empower them as business leaders for the future. David Lindsay, founded Salts of the Earth in 2010 after seeing first-hand the effects salt therapy had on his father overseas, a long-term sufferer of chronic respiratory illnesses. “He did salt therapy as a last resort, and it played a huge role in improving his health and even made his medication more effective” Lindsay said.
Salts of the Earth is now one of Australia’s largest fastest growing franchise, and Lindsay said being part of the NextGen competition has been a huge asset for the company. “Our concept and business model are both unique, and we’re fortunate to be the first to market in Australia for salt therapy. We’ve already had some international interest, so our next goal will be to enter the US market.”