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Furniture Zone is part of the BSR Group, Australia’s largest independent home appliances buying group. In turn, BSR is part of the Narta Group, who collectively represent over $3billion in buying power. The key focus of the Group is in assisting franchisees to maximise their offering to their customer and to provide support to franchisees to enable them to compete in a market which has become progressively more competitive. The Group’s objective is to do this with the most comprehensive, all-inclusive service possible. Today, BSR Group’s network spans over 200+ store fronts across Australia, who make significant contributions to their local communities.

The brands that are managed by the group include:

  • Furniture Zone
  • Betta Home Living
  • Bedzzz
  • Designer Appliances

All franchisees operating under BSR brands are licensed in accordance with the Franchise Code of Conduct. The primary services offered by the Group include:

  • Buying and Merchandising
  • Retail Services
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Training and Development
  • Store Development and Design

Furniture Zone maintains strategic partnerships with all the biggest names in Furniture & Bedding, so you can shop with confidence at your local Furniture Zone gallery, knowing that they have access to the best brands at the most competitive prices.

Board of Directors

Garry Thyer, Director MAICD

Garry is a director and Chairman of both BSR Franchising Pty Ltd and BSR Australia Ltd, having held those positions since 2008 and 2006 respectively.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and inaugural Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.  Garry has operated the business now called Garry Thyer’s Betta Home Living in Townsville since 1975.  He has been involved with the Betta brand for 43 years and has more than 46 years’ experience in the electrical retail industry. 

Dominic McClelland, Director

Dominic is a director and Deputy Chairman of both BSR Franchising Pty Ltd and BSR Australia Ltd, having held those positions since 2008 and 2007 respectively.  He has more than 38 years’ experience in electrical retailing, operating the Betta Home Living store in Batemans Bay, NSW, since 1989 and the Betta Home Living store in Ulladulla, NSW, from 1998 until 2015. Dominic is also a current director of Banksia Villages Ltd, a not for profit provider of residential and home based aged care.

Bob Ansett, Director

Bob was appointed as an independent director of BSR Australia Ltd in 2012 and BSR Franchising Pty Ltd in 2018.  He founded Budget Australia (then known as Budget Rent a Car) in 1965.  During his 25 years at Budget, Bob introduced franchising and expanded the company’s presence into more than 20 countries, employing more than 3,000 people with an annual turnover in excess of $400 million.  He has been President of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, President of the Australian Customer Service Association, Chairman of the Federal Government’s Trade Negotiations Advisory Group and President of the North Melbourne Football Club.  Most recently, he has been engaged in the corporate speaking circuit.

Glenn Cain, Director

Glenn is a director of both BSR Australia Ltd and BSR Franchising Pty Ltd having held those positions since 2007 and 2018 respectively, and inaugural Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.  Glenn has been involved in the operation of Betta Home Living Lismore and Chandlers Betta Home Living Casino, NSW, since 2000.  Glenn has over 36 years’ experience in the retail electrical industry, and he and his family have been involved with the Betta brand for 28 years.

Graeme Cunningham, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Graeme joined the BSR Group in November 2010 as CEO and was appointed a director in February 2021, and Managing Director in June 2021.  He has been associated with the Betta brand for more than 36 years and has over 47 years’ experience in the franchise and electrical appliance industries having worked in both the retail and wholesale areas.  He has held numerous senior management positions within the retail and wholesale industries, including at Sharp Corporation, Southcorp Appliances and LG.  He is also a current director of the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia (NARTA).

Vision

To be the leading independent retailer group providing home appliances and furniture solutions to consumers.

Purpose

Our purpose is to operate an efficient retail services franchise business that provides comprehensive support for our members, enabling them to generate value for themselves and their consumers whilst creating value for our stakeholders

Values

The following represents the core values and beliefs of the BSR Group:

Integrity – To operate in an honest and truthful approach within our company structure

Collaboration – To work to our best when collaborating with internal and external stakeholders of the company

Community – To create a sense of conscientiousness in the local community and contribute to the national society

Commitment – To commit ourselves to provide consumers with a great product & service

Efficiency – To provide our members effective, timely and efficient business support

Senior Management Team

Graeme Cunningham – Chief Executive Officer

Gavin Carter – Chief Operations Officer

Stuart Nash – Chief Financial Officer

Adrian Mitchell – Chief Marketing Officer

David Berry – Chief Development Officer