The bfa HSBC Franchise Awards will be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.
The shortlist for the franchisee awards at the 2019 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards have been unveiled, and once again the findings show the diversity within the sector.
Such is the proof of the changing demographic within franchising, as reported in the recent bfa Franchise Survey, there are more young people than ever becoming franchisees.
With such a strong pool of talent applying for the Young Franchisee of the Year accolade, the bfa has decided to split the category into two separate awards – Young Female Franchisee of the Year, and Young Male Franchisee of the Year.
As well as those two categories, people have been put forward for Business Transformation, second generation franchisees who have taken on a franchise unit and flourished, Customer Engagement – going above and beyond for the customer, Lifestyle – where people have managed to successfully manage their business and also have the work/life balance that suits their needs, and Multi-unit, where the three shortlisted individuals have shown a clear passion for business and scaling up operations within a franchise system.
The finalists are as follows:
Young Female Franchisee of the Year: Jennie Mills – Rainbow International, Charlotte Eames – The Creation Station, Victoria Rigby – Home Instead.
Young Male Franchisee of the Year: Steve Mullins – ActionCOACH, Craig Bishop – Snap-on Tools, Daryl Perkins – Card Connection.
Customer Engagement: Sarah Reeves – Bright & Beautiful, Berkeley Harris – Sandler Training, Kev & Amy Popat – Right at Home.
Lifestyle: Allison Malone – Stagecoach, John & Elaine Warburton – Barking Mad, David Hill – The Christmas Decorators.
Multi-unit: Steve Morris – Speedy Freight, Mark & Joanna Butler – Tutor Doctor, Mark Sadleir – Window to the Womb.
Business Transformation: Simon White – Home Instead, Gill Dawson – Molly Maid, Ed Pockney – Driver Hire.
The winners of Franchisee of the Year will also be determined on the evening of the awards.
Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, stated: “I was particularly pleased by how many exceptional case studies were presented for our young franchisee category, so much so that we shortlisted six in this category and split it into two. This goes to show the trend in our recent survey is continuing.”
Andrew Bratessani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, stated: “Well done to all the shortlisted franchisees in their respective categories.To be recognised in this way proves how well the franchisee is working in ensuring best practice, implementing innovative approaches and helping the wider community.”
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