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