The UK’s ‘Best’ franchisors revealed based on feedback from thousands of franchisees

WorkBuzz has announced the winners of the 2021 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank. The presentation took place at the BFA Annual Conference & Awards in Birmingham on 30th November at The Vox.

The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they are based on feedback from thousands of actual franchisees. Each franchisee completes WorkBuzz’s confidential online Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey, rating their franchisor on everything from training and support to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee compares with their expectations.

The 2021 winners are:

  • Best New Entry – Tappy Toes
  • Best Franchise – Business-to-Business – TaxAssist Accountants
  • Best Franchise – Business-to-Consumer – We Love Pets
  • Best Franchise – Children’s Services – babyballet
  • Best Franchise – Management – Right at Home

Steven Frost

Steven Frost, Founder and CEO of WorkBuzz, said: “These last 18 months have been really testing for even the best businesses and their people, so there’s never been a more important time to celebrate how great franchisors have supported their franchise networks. Every winner and finalist demonstrated great leadership and resilience throughout the pandemic.

By prioritising their people and innovation, many have emerged even stronger. I would like to congratulate them all on what they’ve achieved and the difference they’ve made.”

Suki Dehal, Head of Franchising at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Lloyds Bank are delighted to support WorkBuzz with the Best Franchise Conference & Awards once again this year. It has been inspiring to hear how franchisors priorities have shifted from surviving in 2020 to thriving in 2021 with so many entries detailing phenomenal growth and performance within their networks.

It is clear that the feedback received from the surveys has helped brands to tailor their support to the needs of their franchisees which has reflected in fantastic growth coming out of lockdown.”

About the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark (FSB)
The FSB is overseen by WorkBuzz. The benchmark works by inviting existing franchisees to participate in an anonymous online survey which asks them 32 questions about their franchise ownership experience. Using a consistent methodology, the franchise is assigned an overall FSB score. The highest performing franchisors are then recognised in the Best Franchise Awards.

To learn more about the Best Franchise Programme, email sharon.weston@workbuzz.com, phone 03333 446 530 or follow this link: www.bestfranchiseawards.co.uk