Garth Allison, UK managing director of Fastsigns, took part in the judging process and was also at the annual ceremony to help present the awards to the proud winners. He said: “We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our franchise partners and it is good to have the opportunity to recognise all of their efforts.
“We all know it is an incredibly tough trading environment at the moment but our organisation keeps going from strength to strength [as] a result of all the efforts and hard work of every member of the team across the country.”
Awards were handed out in seven different categories and Fastsigns Leeds, owned and run by Chris and Andy Simpson, was the only centre in the country to pick up three separate accolades, taking away the Sales Achievement Award and Franchise Partners of the Year Award; team member Rebecca Holliday, senior account manager, was awarded National Employee of the Year.
Jenny Boreham, owner of Fastsigns Chelmsford, received the Project of the Year Award for graphics and signs provided for the complex used by the US Olympic team at the University of East London.
The Marketing Award went to Gill Brown, owner of Fastsigns Derby, for her consistent and varied approach to marketing during the year. Sales Improvement Awards went to Mark Phelps, in Kingston, and Richard Wedgewood, at Fastsigns Manchester South.