Ed Reid announced as National Awards Finalist

The Alternative Board

Ed Reid, co-owner of franchise company The Alternative Board (TAB) has been recognised as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022. Ed represents the only franchise brand to have made the final six in the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year category.

The Alternative Board (TAB) facilitates peer advisory boards and business coaching across the UK. It supports SME owners and senior personnel to develop and grow, increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging the experience of others like them.

Alongside co-owner Mags Fuller, Ed successfully runs a business with 40 franchise owners across the UK with hundreds of active members.  Together they intend to treble the company’s membership over the next decade and are looking for more franchisees to join them.

Selected from over 5,300 entrants, Ed is delighted to have been recognised as a business leader: “I am proud to be a finalist for such a prestigious award, but this isn’t just about me, it’s an acknowledgement of all our franchise owners, members and entrepreneurs who, by joining TAB, are investing not just in the future of their own companies but also the wider UK business community.

“It’s particularly fitting to have been shortlisted at a time when supporting peers is so imperative to keeping our economy going.  Most members join TAB because they know that it will help with the performance of their company. They also appreciate how they can improve their own quality of life, learning how to avoid burnout and improve their interpersonal relationships, skills that are all vital to becoming successful leaders during times of economic strain. 

Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants exemplified the strength of entrepreneurship across the UK: “The quality of applications is consistently excellent year on year, but we have been especially blown away by the innovation, drive and determination demonstrated this year. Shortlisting from so many inspiring contenders has been more challenging than ever, with many deserving cases put forward and an ever-growing business community thriving across the country.

“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.”

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges and champions the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK, with an emphasis on their journey and resilience over financial achievements.  The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November.

TAB is a membership model where members, who are owners or part of the senior team of small & medium size enterprises, pay a monthly investment for peer board business advice and coaching services.

TAB franchisees nurture the growth and development of local businesses within their territories. They derive immense satisfaction from facilitating positive changes in the lives of local business owners who benefit from the peer-to-peer board concept and business coaching franchise.  There are franchise opportunities currently available with territories across the UK. 

For more information, please visit https://www.tabfranchise.co.uk/

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