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2019 bfa HSBC franchisor finalists have been revealed

The bfa HSBC Franchise Awards takes place on June 27, 2019, at the Vox, Birmingham. To book tickets, follow this link.

The franchisor finalists for the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards have been revealed. 

We are pleased to announce the shortlist is as follows:  

Franchisor of the Year: Minster Cleaning Services, Window to the Womb, Oscar Pet Foods, Speedy Freight, InXpress, Driver Hire. 

Emerging Franchisor: Award Leisure, Access4Lofts, Radfield Home Care.

Brand Awareness & Innovation: Oscar Pet Foods, The Christmas Decorators, énergie Fitness, O2.

Leadership & Culture: Home Instead, McDonald’s Restaurants, Right at Home.

Social Enterprise: Swimtime UK, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Creation Station. 

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, stated: 

Congratulations to all those nominated. This year was particularly tough, as so many franchise brands presented excellent cases for being put forward, so for those that have been shortlisted, they really have gone above and beyond in helping their network. 

“The very fact that the companies nominated are so diverse is not surprising, as franchising is a diverse industry in general, and it continues to push boundaries.”

Andrew Brattesani. Head of Franchising at HSBC, said: 

To be a finalist in any of the franchisor categories show that each business is going above and beyond to ensure the model is working well for franchisor, franchisee, and all associated staff. 

“No matter which accolade the company has been put forward for, I wish all the nominated companies the best of luck when it comes to announcing the winners on June 27.”

All those nominated will now present and undergo a Q&A to an expert panel of judges on March 13 & 14. The judges this year include: 

Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO bfa

Emily Price QFP, COO bfa

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC

Roz Goldstein, Proprietor, Goldstein & Legal 

Johnny Sellyn, Managing Director, Which Franchise

Derrick Simpson, bfa Companion

The winners will be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards on June 27, along with the franchisee awards. 

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