Aspray is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities. From hundreds of entries across every sector, Aspray has been ranked 34th overall in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) – a title it will hold for the duration of 2023.
Since 2017, the EF100, in association with HSBC bank, recognises the best in franchising. Ranking them based on a broad range of criteria; from their financial performance and heritage to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation.
“We feel that Aspray has truly earned their place in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list,” said Scott English, Brand Director of Elite Franchise. “This definitive Top 100 ranking exemplifies the very best of franchisors in the UK. Each year, the ranking becomes more competitive, and this year has been no exception for our panel of industry-leading judges.
“During judging, we take into account entrants’ sales and growth figures as well as the training and support systems in place for their network of franchisees. This year, brands were also judged on any measures they initiated to survive the damaging aftereffects of the pandemic, along with how they would continue to grow their brand during the current financial crisis. Securing a place in the top 100 is a testament to all that Aspray has achieved over the past year,” added Anita Roberts, Franchise Director at HSBC UK.
The Franchise Industry
Contributing over £17billion to the UK economy, franchising is big business. Last year more than 700,000 people where employed in the franchising across the UK. It has been a difficult time for business over the past few years, but franchise brands like Aspray have survived and even shown great growth during turbulent times.
Celebrating at Aspray
The team at Aspray is proud to not only provide an exemplary service for its clients but now be named as an award-winning business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs too.
Aspray Founder and Managing Director, James Whittle, said: “I am delighted to achieve such a high position in the Elite Franchise Top 100, especially as a new entrant to the award. This award caps of another exciting year at Aspray and I am immensely proud of everything we have achieved across the entire network.”