The UK Franchise Industry’s most prestigious award programme launches for 2022


The bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards go bigger and better in 2022 with new categories and an improved process to increase standards and awareness in franchising.

All eyes are on this year’s award launch as we see the introduction of new categories representing the evolution, inclusion and diversity across a thriving franchise sector. Lifestyle franchisor of the year focuses on lower cost flexible franchise opportunities with diversity and inclusion representing the collective impact that franchising can have on business communities and new direction really showcasing anybody can pivot from career to franchise and improve their life.

Taking place on 24th November 2022, the awards is set to be the event of the year and will attract hundreds of people keen to celebrate shared success and showcase exceptional achievements across both franchisor and franchisee communities.

Speaking about the launch Pip Wilkins, bfa CEO said, “The extraordinary levels of passion and resilience in our industry never fails to amaze me. As we continue to emerge from extremely difficult times, we have seen many businesses rising above the challenges of the past couple of years and demonstrating an incredible commitment to franchising. These awards really are about us coming together as a community to celebrate these achievements and I can’t wait to see this year’s entries.”

Exclusive sponsor and long-standing partner, HSBC UK leads the programme this year alongside the bfa. Gillian Morris, Head of UK Franchising added, “HSBC UK is proud and excited to continue its support of the bfa Awards. The annual awards are a celebration of the achievements of the franchise sector as well as the high standards of the finalists, their innovation and resilience demonstrated over the past year. We look forward to celebrating those successes.”

Entries close on 12th August 2022 and entrants will have the opportunity to engage in the formal feedback programme to support progressive development across the industry.

The bfa HSBC British Franchise Award categories for 2022 are:


  • Franchisor of the year: Gold, Silver & Bronze
  • Lifestyle Franchise of the Year
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Digital Transformation
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • International Superbrand
  • Emerging


  • Lifestyle
  • Next Generation
  • Community Focus
  • New Direction
  • HSBC Best In Class Multi-Unit Leader
  • Franchisee of the Year – People’s Choice

For more information about the awards, to enter or to book please visit

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