05 September 2014 Media Release Local RAMS small business owner, Matthew Clark dominated the annual RAMS National Franchise Awards 2014, picking up three gongs at the gala dinner event. Thirty-four year old Matthew, Principal of the RAMS Home Loan Centre Wollongong, won the night's top honours being named Franchise of the Year, as well as winning awards for Regional Franchise of the Year and the Golden Fleece Excellence Award NSW/ACT. "I'm proud to be a small business owner in my home town of Wollongong and to be able help so many locals realise the great Australian dream of home ownership. My team and I pride ourselves on delivering down-to-earth, personalised service to exceed customers' expectations, so for our efforts to be acknowledged in such a way is a major thrill," Matthew said. "This award is recognition for all the hard work and commitment the RAMS team strives to deliver each and every day. Seeing customers purchase their first home or investment property, and the smiles on their faces is why we come to work," he said. Speaking at the awards dinner, RAMS CEO, Martine Jager congratulated Matthew for his commitment to supporting the community of Wollongong and for going above and beyond to provide an excellent customer experience. "With ten years under his belt in the mortgage industry, Matthew Clark is a well-known and respected local home loan expert who is backed by a team of talented loan writers. Matthew's winning combination of outstanding sales performance, leadership and dedication to providing exceptional service represents the very best of what the RAMS business is all about. Matthew is a highly deserving recipient of the coveted Franchise of the Year award," she said. "Local home buyers benefit from face-to-face service, with easy access to award-winning RAMS home loans. They also receive the peace of mind of being guided through the home buying process by local experts like Matthew, who care about the individual situation of each and every customer," she said. Matthew said: "This is my business and its success depends entirely on the hard work my team and I put in to make sure our customers are totally satisfied. We want people to come back to us time and time again for their home loan needs." The 2014 RAMS National Franchise Awards were held on Friday 29 August 2014. At the 2013 RAMS National Franchise Awards, Matthew was awarded the Golden Fleece Award, Regional Franchise of Year and was also inducted into the John Macarthur Club. - ends - For RAMS media enquiries and interviews, please see our Contacts page.