Finalists announced for BFA Franchisor of the Year Awards 2013
The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the finalists for the 2013 BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.
The awards, now in their 24th year, showcase the UK’s most exceptional franchisors that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies and building strong brands.
There are three categories for the awards and the finalists for each are listed below:
The BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award is presented to the franchisor who demonstrates the most outstanding all-round performance.
Agency Express – estate agency board contractors
Dream Doors – kitchen face-lifts
Driver Hire – recruitment agency in transport and logistics personnel
Home Instead Senior Care – home care
ServiceMaster – cleaning services
Water Babies – baby swimming classes
The HSBC Franchisee Support Award recognises the excellent initiatives that franchisors have in place to provide the best possible levels of support for their franchisees, helping maximise their potential.
Barking Mad – petcare with host families
Belvoir Lettings – property lettings
Monkey Music – pre-school music classes
O2 – phone retailers
The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award highlights the innovative methods franchisors are adopting to effectively develop their brand to boost their potential for the future
EnviroVent – home improvements and energy saving
Revive! – automotive paint repairs
Signs Express – signs manufacturer
The finalists will be presenting their franchise’s success to the judging panel in May.
The winners of each category will be announced at the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner on Thursday, 4th July, at the Honorary Artillery Company, London.
Commenting on the awards, Brian Smart, director general, BFA, said: “We’ve been delighted to see such an array of franchises stepping forward to compete to be crowned BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year. It’s refreshing to hear such positive success stories at a challenging economic time and we have been extremely impressed with the high levels of drive and passion franchisors hold for these businesses.”
Cathryn Hayes, head of franchising, HSBC, said: “This year’s franchisors have demonstrated pioneering attitudes through implementing and directing fresh strategies to help support their franchisees. The HSBC Franchisee Support Award highlights the support franchisors provide to their franchisees, ultimately facilitating best business practice models and driving exceptional results across franchises of all sectors and sizes.”
Seán Hammond, head of franchising, Express Newspapers, added: “The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award champions the franchisors who have implemented clever and innovative strategies to boost their brand recognition despite the highly competitive environment. This Award offers a platform for high-performing franchisors to receive prestigious recognition not only at industry level but also to showcase their success amongst their peers and clients.”
For further information, visit www.thebfa.org or call the BFA on 01235 820470.