Celebrating the most passionate and inspirational members of the franchise community, the British Franchise Association (bfa) has revealed the finalists for the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Award.
Now in its 28th year, the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Award is the UK franchise industry’s longest running and most prestigious award.
Using five different categories, the awards showcase the UK’s most forward-thinking franchisees, who have achieved outstanding results, not only through exceptional talent but by promoting best business practices and values.
In the Female Franchisee of the Year category, the following franchisees have been shortlisted: Shweta Jhajharia, ActionCOACH Ltd, Judy Wilson-Petch, Greensleeves Lawn Care, Germain Ash, Mac Tools and Tamsin Brewis, Water Babies.
Pip Wilkins, CEO, bfa, said, “With so many inspirational stories from our members’ franchisees, it’s always a tough task to narrow it down to our 15 finalists. These outstanding business owners have so many different reasons for taking control of their business lives, and to hear the diversity in these stories is always so empowering.
“All of our finalists this year are an excellent example of how the franchisor’s collaborative approach, combined with the go-getting attitude of the franchisee, generates success at both individual and network levels.”
The overall bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year winner will be determined on the night of the awards ceremony, following an audience vote, where they will be asked to choose one franchisee from all the finalists listed above.
The bfa HSBC Franchise Awards ceremony will take place on 28th June 2017 at a black tie event during the bfa Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham.
Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising for HSBC, said, “Judging is a hard task at the best of times, which only becomes harder every year when the difference in best in class is paper thin. Each highlights how focus and drive, when supplemented by the support of a franchisor, results in the growth of a sustainable and profitable business.
“HSBC is delighted to play a pivotal role in meeting the financial challenges of this dynamic and important market sector.”
The bfa revealed the finalists of the 2017 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards in February this year. They are as follows:
Emerging Franchisor of the Year:
The Brian Smart Award for International Development:
The Brand Innovation Award:
The Award for Franchise Support:
bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award:
The winners will also be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards ceremony on 28th June 2017 at the ICC in Birmingham.
Goldstein Legal wishes all this year’s finalists the best of luck!
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