Striving for Perfection Wins Local Store Owner Leadership Award

Local Blenheim Domino’s Store Owner Chris Donnelly has been working in the pizza business for the last 21 years. Throughout his career he has striven for perfection, and this drive was recognised at this year’s Domino’s ANZ Rally when Chris was awarded with a Leadership Eagle.

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Local Blenheim Domino’s Store Owner Chris Donnelly has been working in the pizza business for the last 21 years. Throughout his career he has striven for perfection, and this drive was recognised at this year’s Domino’s ANZ Rally when Chris was awarded with a Leadership Eagle.

The Domino’s Leadership Eagle Award is given to franchisees who represent the best of the best, with outstanding leadership and operational success. The award is highly sought-after within Domino’s; with only a handful given across its 800 plus stores in Australia and New Zealand each year.

Starting as a dish washer when he was at High School, Chris bought his first store in 2001 and he hasn’t looked back.

Domino’s New Zealand General Manager Cameron Toomey said Chris’ passion for perfection is a key driver to his success.

“Chris is a leader who not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. He leads by example and is always 100% focused on the customers experience,” says Toomey.

“His entire team is focused on running the best store in the country, making the best pizzas and delivering them to the customer quickly and safely.

Throughout the COVID crisis Donnelly has been focused not only on looking after his customers and staff but the wider Blenheim community as well. He has showed his support to those working on the frontline by sending food when they need it, and after lockdown he helped to feed those over 70 who the government had asked to stay in their homes. To date he has donated over 400 pizzas to those in need in his local community.

“I am very fortunate to have a core group of very talented staff who every day strive to give the best experience for our customers. This award is as much a recognition of their efforts as it is of my leadership,” says Donnelly.

“Everyone at Domino’s understands what a privilege it is to be able to safely serve our local communities at the moment. Helping to feed frontline workers and those in need is something we really feel strongly about. It gives a real feeling of purpose.”

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Striving for Perfection Wins Local Store Owner Leadership Award