Victorian Indian entrepreneur Tripti Gupta won the “Fairness and Integrity” award at the 7-Eleven State Conference, held at the Melbourne Park function centre in August.
Tripti is the co-owner of 7-Eleven’s franchise store at Black Rock. A proud mother of a 10-year-old, Tripti says her business was recognised for scoring the top rank in terms of adherence to company policies and procedures, and meeting the highest standards of compliance on a constant basis.
Tripti’s store was also recognised for “adhering to social responsibility, respecting and taking charge of the local community and maintaining fairness and integrity”.
7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd is a private company owned by the Withers and Barlow family. The company has a license from the US-based 7-Eleven Inc to operate and franchise 7-Eleven stores in Australia.
The first Australian store was opened in August 1977. Today 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd operates more than 670 stores in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), and Western Australia.
Through its store network, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd conducts more than 190 million transactions a year, serving an average six customers per second, generating sales of approximately $3.6 billion.
Tripti migrated to Australia in 2010 along with her husband who works as a civil engineer in the City of Wyndham. “I wanted flexi timings when it came to work. That’s why I thought of buying a franchise business in partnership with my friend Naveeta,” says Tripti.
An active member of Victorian Indian community she is also an AFL Ambassador for Richmond Tigers, and IAEF Ambassador for Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Campaign). She was appointed in both these roles by former ministerial adviser Mr Nitin Gupta. Tripti also works closely with Black Rock’s Neighbourhood Watch and local police
Tripti also has a passion for modelling and acting. She has worked in movies as a “Continuity Manager”, apart from acting in a few upcoming projects. Her music video is expected to release in two weeks.