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2018 bfa HSBC Franchisee Award finalists have been revealed!

bfa HSBC UK Franchise Award Ceremony will be held on 28th of June at the ICC Birmingham

The 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards are a celebration of excellence in franchising, highlighting outstanding business success. Franchisee award entries are closed, initial judging has taken place and the short list of finalists for each award category has been decided.  

We are thrilled to announce the franchisee award category finalists are:

Young Franchisee of the Year

Award for under 30’s who have established a profitable franchise and achieved success beyond their years

  • Right at Home – Almas Adam (Loughton)
  • Little Kickers – Emma Ogden (South East Leicester & Northants)
  • Razzamataz Theatre Schools – Helen Bell (Sheffield)

Lifestyle Franchisee of the Year

Franchisees who have bought a franchise to get a better work-life balance and through their enterprising nature stand out from the crowd

  • Razzamataz Theatre Schools – Hayley Limpkin (Medway)
  • ActionCOACH – Lucy Cameron (South East)
  • The Christmas Decorators  – Louise Walsh (Birmingham)

Customer Focus Franchisee of the Year

Award for franchisees that go above and beyond to deliver the best customer experience in both B2B and B2C businesses

  • Molly Maid – Julie Ward & Allison Bayes (Braintree)
  • Right at Home – Andrew Davis (Bournemouth & Poole)
  • Minster Cleaning Services – James Lofthouse (North & South Sheffield)
  • Dyno – RJ, NP, DJ Illingworth – Machmade Ltd (Greater Merseyside)

Multi-unit Award

Franchisees with more than three units in the same network that can prove their evolution and strategy has demonstrated sustainable growth across their portfolio

  • Costa – Diljit Brar (Goldex Investments Group Ltd)
  • Pirtek – Jason Woods (Worcester, Gloucester, Kidderminster, Swansea & Cardiff)
  • Autosmart – Lee Atkins (Coventry, Rugby & Solihull)

Network Contribution Award

Franchisees who appreciate the benefit of being part of a network and are considered a significant contributing partner to the franchisor and a mentor to the network and which has resulted in increased profitability for their business

  • InXpress – Neil Hatt (South Birmingham)
  • Sandler Training – Andy McCreadie (South West)
  • Mr. Electric – Jeff Longley (North Birmingham)

Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s CEO, commented, “Our annual awards are growing more popular than ever and the quality of entrants made it a tough task to narrow it down to our 16 finalists. I would like to thank everyone who entered as the commitment, passion and effort is apparent in every application. Congratulations to all our finalists, as we know that a lot of hard work goes in to the applications and presentations, and they have done an incredible job to achieve the shortlist. Good luck to them all for the night of the awards, I can honestly say that that the quality of entrants makes the task of judging a difficult one!”

Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising for HSBC, said, “To recognise the achievements of all the finalists of the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, 2018 is an essential part of promoting excellence and best practise for all franchisors working in the UK. Comparing one great entry against another is never easy, particularly as every year the standard seems to improve. I’m proud to be on the judging panel again, looking forward to the entry presentations and excited to continue HSBC’s support of this excellent awards programme.”

Winners will be named at the 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards black-tie ceremony held as part of the bfa Annual Conference, on 28th June 2018 at the ICC in Birmingham.

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