bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2016

Twenty finalists have been named for the top honours in franchising, which celebrate business excellence and are now in their 27th year. The nominees cover everything from child care to senior care and kitchens to communications, running their businesses from home, from vans, from retail outlets and from offices across the country.

Andy Brattesani, UK head of franchising at HSBC, said: “One of the best aspects of these awards is that they recognise the outstanding work being done by franchisees in their communities right across the country. These are local people creating local jobs and generating wealth for local economies. Good luck to them all.”

The 2016 finalists are:

Young Franchisee of the Year (aged 30 or under)

Female Franchisee of the Year

Microbusiness Franchisee of the Year (less than £100,000 turnover)

Customer Service Franchisee of the Year

B2B Franchisee of the Year

Olderpreneur Franchisee of the Year (aged 55 or older)

Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s CEO, commented: “With around 45,000 franchise-owned businesses in the UK, we’ve had to make some very tough choices to get down to 20 finalists. Selecting just a handful of exceptional business owners to go through is extremely difficult. These are outstanding entrepreneurs that are leading the way in franchising and we’re set for an even more difficult task ahead in choosing the winners.”

Franchisee Awards 2015The overall UK Franchisee of the Year 2016 will be named from one of the six category winners. All finalists will present their case to a panel of expert judges on 13 & 14 July, which this year includes Nikki Broadhurst of law firm Stevens & Bolton; Euan Fraser from AMO Consulting; and Stuart Walsh of Franchise Finance. They’re joined by Brattesani, Wilkins and Brian Smart, who will chair the panel.

Winners will be named at a black-tie ceremony on Thursday 29 September at Birmingham Town Hall. News of the finalists and winners can be followed via the hashtag #FranchiseeAwards16.

Find out more about this year’s categories and what the judges are looking for

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