Global Awards

Global Franchise aims to recognise excellence within the field of international franchising, and we do this using four values:

  1. Has truly global intentions. Whether or not this franchise is established in many countries at the moment is not the point – we want to see whether this franchise plans to go global.
  2. A great relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Regardless of whether a brand is global, what underpins any good franchise business is the level of communication between franchisor and franchisee.
  3. Will have an innovative marketing and promotions plan. We want to hear about what your promotions plan for 2019 looked like. Tell us about your promotions online and in print, and provide details of your social media channels.
  4. Has advanced the cause of international franchising. From exhibiting at shows, joining organizations and giving speeches at events, we want to know about your company’s extracurricular activities in this sector.
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Categories & Winners

GLOBAL FRANCHISE SUPREME CHAMPION 2020

This accolade is the ultimate Global Franchise Award and is given to the category winner which has done the most to distinguish itself in the field of international franchising.

Winner:  LITTLE KICKERS

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Little Kickers Franchises Ltd

Little Kickers Franchises Ltd

BEST CHILDREN'S & EDUCATION FRANCHISE

Among the franchises qualified to enter this category were  pre-school care, play, kids’ exercise, stage, home tuition, language and other school concepts.

Winner:  LITTLE KICKERS

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Little Kickers Franchises Ltd

Little Kickers Franchises Ltd

BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE FRANCHISE

Business that franchise fast-casual concepts, as well as QSRs, full-service restaurants, cafés, bakeries, street food vans, ice cream parlours, donut retailers, coffee shops, saloons, pubs and sports bars entered this category.

Winner:  WINGSTOP

BEST SIGNAGE & COMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE

This category was open to franchises that specialise in print, graphic or digital signs, as well as franchised print shops and any other communications or marketing business.

Winner:  FASTSIGNS

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Fastsigns International

Fastsigns International

BEST FITNESS FRANCHISE

We welcomed entries from organisations focused on international gyms, work-out studios, martial arts and boxing clubs, boutique fitness studios, dance studios, trampoline parks and other activity-based concepts that get the heartbeat racing!

Winner:  BODYSTREET

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Bodystreet

Bodystreet

BEST WHITE COLLAR FRANCHISE

If your franchise specialises in accounting, training, business coaching, HR, buy-and-sell franchises, real estate or other similar areas of business, the white collar category was for you.

Winner:  EXPENSE REDUCTION ANALYSTS

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Expense Reduction Analysts (UK) Ltd

Expense Reduction Analysts (UK) Ltd

BEST LIFESTYLE FRANCHISE

Open to petcare, arts, cultural, tech-centric, crafts, dental or optical franchises. Don’t feel that your concept is a good fit with other categories? Then it’s probably a lifestyle franchise.

Winner:  DOGTOPIA

BEST PROPERTY & HOME MAINTENANCE FRANCHISE

Entries welcomed from cleaning and janitorial, flooring, building, decorating and maintenance, fix-it, garden, tree and pool care, garage design, pest control, home inspectors and other property-related concepts.

Winner: NEIGHBORLY

BEST EMERGING FRANCHISE

While everybody has their own definition of an ’emerging franchisor’ (the IFA uses under 100 units, while others define it as royalty self-sufficient), for the purposes of the Global Franchise Awards, this is a franchise that has expanded beyond its native country. JUDGED BY FISHMAN PR

Winner: LINDEX

BEST FRANCHISE LAWYER

Awarded to the legal team which has provided consistently excellent service to the franchise industry, and which has promoted the cause of franchising and whose name has become synonymous with franchising. Applicants should demonstrate an open and transparent working relationship with clients, offering consistently high quality, relevant legal advice and promote franchise best practice.

Winner: RICHARD L. ROSEN LAW FIRM

BEST FRANCHISE CONSULTANCY

This award goes to the consultancy firm that has consistently aided franchisors and franchisees, and has promoted the cause of franchising. If you believe your consultancy is a recognized, go-to name for those seeking advice as they begin or continue their franchising journey, and can demonstrate you’ve delivered a high-quality service and enabled growth on a global scale, enter this category.

Winner:  DC STRATEGY

THE GLOBAL MENTORSHIP AWARD

Judges were looking for a brand that can demonstrate the highest levels of ongoing support, training, guidance, and coaching for their franchisees, enabling and empowering them to build a successful global career within franchising and demonstrating ethical codes of conduct at all times throughout all areas of the business.

Winner:  HELEN DORON EDUCATIONAL GROUP

CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING​

The Global Franchise Award’s version of the lifetime achievement award. It’s awarded to a person involved in any aspect of franchising who has gone above and beyond in their efforts to further the understanding of franchising and helped to raise the bar of best franchise practice.

Winner: FARRAH ROSE

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The Franchising Centre (International)
The Franchising Centre (International)

Global Franchise Awards

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