Blue Wheelers WA

Meet Our Team

Meet the folks behind the success of Australia’s No.1 mobile dog grooming and washing service provider!

"My entire business life has been dedicated to franchising and seeing the joy that comes from franchisees achieving their goals."

"My entire business life has been dedicated to franchising and seeing the joy that comes from franchisees achieving their goals."

Franchisor

Martin

For over 25 years Martin has been involved in the franchise industry. He spent fifteen years as the Victorian Franchisor for New Zealand Natural, an international ice cream parlour chain. During that time he was responsible for the development of Victorian stores, and was also actively involved in the development of the franchise and retail concept.

After selling that business, he consulted to a number of retail and franchise businesses until buying Blue Wheelers.

Martin’s vision for Blue Wheelers is to see it continue as the leader in the Mobile Dog Grooming industry; and to also ensure ‘best practices’ in Franchising.

Martin prides himself on his commitment to driving Blue Wheelers’ growth while ensuring the continued success of all franchisees.

"I love our brand and know the importance of how it’s perceived by our customers. I love seeing all our Blue Wheeler Social Media and reading the great customer feedback our operators receive every day."

Marketing

Janie

Janie worked in marketing and corporate relations for Village Roadshow Ltd for a period of 10 years. During this time, Janie was actively involved in all aspects of the company including the marketing of movies; theme parks and cinemas. Previously, Janie worked in the television industry again in the marketing arena.

Janie’s role in Blue Wheelers is the governing of the Blue Wheelers Brand and the creation of new marketing materials. Janie services franchisees with all their marketing needs and is also involved with Blue Wheelers’ business development.

"I love our brand and know the importance of how it’s perceived by our customers. I love seeing all our Blue Wheeler Social Media and reading the great customer feedback our operators receive every day."

"As a franchisee at Blue Wheelers you are on your own but not alone."

"As a franchisee at Blue Wheelers you are on your own but not alone."

General Manager

Gary

Gary has been in franchising for over 23 years, in this time he has held numerous positions from Franchise owner, Operations Manager, State Manager & National Franchise Manager. Gary has worked for multiple franchise companies, they include Emirates Leisure Retail, Red Rooster, Oporto & Chicken treat. Gary is very passionate about franchising and wants Blue Wheelers to remain the number-one choice in the Dog Grooming business.

"There's no better feeling than changing peoples' lives for the better. Seeing happy franchisees doing something they love. Playing with dogs!"

Sales/Operations

Colin

Col decided that his own love for dogs was well worth a life change and bought a Blue Wheelers franchise in 2005.

As Col’s passion for dog grooming grew, so did his involvement with Blue Wheelers. In 2009, he became the State Manager for South Australia.

Now in a national role, Col continues to grow the Blue Wheelers family. In this role, he ensures that Blue Wheelers stays Australia’s Number 1 Mobile Grooming Service. Starting off as a franchise in Blue Wheelers has given Col the necessary understanding of what new franchisees experience when they first start out, and is well placed to assist them with transitioning into running a successful and professional business.

"There's no better feeling than changing peoples' lives for the better. Seeing happy franchisees doing something they love. Playing with dogs!"

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Training Cordinator

Sadie

Sadie is originally from the UK and has spent the last 12 years in Australia in hospitality and Admin, all within the franchising industry.

Having spent 2.5 years during covid working for Nandos as the Franchise support coordinator, she has a very keen interest in building relationships with all franchisees by providing support and guidance to build a very strong and successful business.

Sadie’s passion is to go to bed every night and feel like she has made a positive/proactive difference in people’s lives; this ties in with her passion for all things dogs = The perfect combination for her dream job with Australia’s #1 mobile dog grooming business.

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Office Administrator

Jayne

Jayne has spent 20-plus years working in Health Administration and decided it’s time for a change! She is a delight to talk with and always showers our office with her positive nature. 

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Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Mallaika

Mallaika moved to Melbourne from New Zealand earlier this year. She is a Communications Specialist with experience in Social Media, Public Relations, Marketing and Media Relations.

She loves travelling, the outdoors, and of course dogs!

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Team Support, VIC & TAS

May

May was managing a financial planning practice when she decided she wanted more of the happiness curve in her life! She was looking for better job satisfaction, less stress and earning potential that reflected her hard work, and she wanted to have fun doing it.

So, in 2008, May became a Blue Wheelers Mobile Dog Groomer so she could have flexibility and control over when she wanted to work and when she wanted to take holidays.

When May sold her business in 2017, after 9 1/2 years being a franchisee, she was excited to embark on a new role within Blue Wheelers as National Operations & Training. Now in 2021, she has stepped back into the role of Team Support for Victoria and Tasmania.

May enjoys nothing more than to pass on her years of knowledge and experience to other Dash DogWash Groomers and assist them in gaining job satisfaction and rewards by following the Blue Wheelers ethos.

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Team Support, NSW

Sharon

Sharon is yet another groomer who started off with our company as a dog groomer in 2014, working with her daughter for part of that journey. She has sold her business in recent times and joined us as Team Support in 2022. Sharon loves being on the road, getting to know all the Groomers across Blue Wheelers and Dash and helping team members to keep growing their business.

"I’m truly enjoying getting around and meeting all of our SA team individually. One on one time with everyone is true quality time where we can problem solve, discuss strategies and really talk about the successful direction of their Blue Wheelers business."

Team Support, SA

Rehanna

After spending 8 years as an Environmental Scientist working for the South Australian Government, Rehanna decided to trade in water science for washing dogs!

Becoming disenchanted with a career in Natural Resource Management, her deep love and understanding of all things canine made Blue Wheelers and Dog grooming an obvious choice when she decided she wanted to start her own business.  Growing up in the country, wrangling chickens, horses, sheep and cattle it’s no wonder she feels right at home working with animals all day

Rehanna loves every one of her Doggie clients as if they were her own (the humans aren’t bad either) and as well as operating her own successful business she now enjoys helping other team members reach their full potential as dog groomers.

"I’m truly enjoying getting around and meeting all of our SA team individually. One on one time with everyone is true quality time where we can problem solve, discuss strategies and really talk about the successful direction of their Blue Wheelers business."

"If It's Going to Be, It's up to Me…"

"If It's Going to Be, It's up to Me…"

Team Support, WA

Mark

Mark worked in transport for 20 years in various roles from forklift operator to senior management. Mark then joined his wife’s Blue Wheelers business in 2012.

 

When his wife, Kristie had to take time off due to an injury Mark became a full time Blue Wheeler. It was all part of a process for him to rediscover himself and invest in in his family.

 

Mark enjoys operating a thriving business while still having time for his family. Mark’s aim is to continually grow and learn and to help fellow WA Blue Wheeler team members achieve the same.  He knows that staying still in business is to go backwards.

"Woof! Where’s my treat?"

Executive Ball Chaser

Lulu

Lulu is Blue Wheeler’s unofficial mascot! She is a feisty labradoodle who often pops into the office to ensure all is running as it should be. She runs around, sniffs out any issues and goes home with Janie and Martin every day!

"Woof! Where’s my treat?"