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Peter Irvine, Founder, Gloria Jeans Coffee, 15 July 2009

Young Business Forum

Peter Irvine addressed a Young Business Forum reception of 150 young executives where he discussed “Building a company, building a brand, building a life". This Young Business Forum was presented by ANZ and proudly hosted by Regus and CBD Cellars. Click on the heading to read more.

Gloria Jean’s is an inspiring success story!  Since its first coffee house in 1996, Gloria Jean’s has grown to be the largest specialty coffee retailer and one of the fastest growing franchise organisations in Australia. Today there are over 480 Gloria Jean's stores and kiosks across Australia and over 900 coffee houses in 35 countries worldwide.  Now Gloria Jean’s is entering the enormous China market!

Peter Irvine has over 40 years experience as a senior business leader.  In 1996, Peter branched out into franchising and in conjunction with his business partner, established the Gloria Jeans Coffees franchise in Australia. 

In 2005, Gloria Jean’s won the PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence in Franchising - Franchisor of the Year Award.

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