WorkBuzz has today announced the finalists of the 2020/21 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from thousands of franchisees – meaning they highlight the best franchises out there.
To be considered, franchisors must have taken part in the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark programme. Franchisees are asked to complete a confidential online survey, rating their franchisor on qualities such as initial training, ongoing support, their relationship with the franchisor and whether they would recommend the franchise to a prospective franchisee. The top-performing franchisors are then put forward as finalists in the Best Franchise Awards.
There are three main award categories, based on franchise network turnover and the 2020/21 finalists are:
|Best Franchise – Less than £2m Network Turnover||Best Franchise – £2-10m Network Turnover||Best Franchise – £10m+ Network Turnover|
|ARTventurers||Puddle Ducks||Molly Maid|
|Jigsaw Performing Arts||Razzamataz Theatre Schools||Right at Home|
|Pink Spaghetti||Swimtime||TaxAssist Accountants|
Best New Entrant Award
Oltco, The Athena Network and We Love Pets have also been shortlisted for the Best New Entry Award, which is open to franchisors that participated for the first time and received outstanding feedback from their franchisees.
Steven Frost, CEO of WorkBuzz, said “The pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on virtually every type of business, including franchises. What makes these franchisors special is how they have shown leadership and supported their franchise networks during difficult times, with many innovating their way out of the crisis. They should be proud of what they’ve achieved and the difference they’ve made to their franchisees.”
Normally, the winners would be announced at the Best Franchise Conference – a physical event packed with best practice seminars. This year, due to the pandemic, the winners will be announced at our virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 10th February.
You can book your free ticket to attend the virtual ceremony by clicking on the link below: