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2018 British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor Finalists Revealed

Posted: 26 Feb 2018
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2018 British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor Finalists Revealed

The initial shortlist for each category has been completed for the awards ceremony, which takes place at the ICC Birmingham on June 28.

The franchisor award category finalists are:

Franchisor of the Year
Agency Express
Autosmart
Costa Coffee
Driver Hire Nationwide
McDonald’s Restaurants
TaxAssist Accountants

Emerging Franchisor of the Year
Angela’s Swim School
Fitness Space
We Love Pets

Brand Awareness
Barking Mad
Riverford Organic Farmers
Stage Coach Performing Arts

Award for Innovation
Home Instead
Mac Tools
Tutor Doctor

Award for Franchise Support
Bright & Beautiful UK
Expense Reduction Analysts
Revive! Auto Innovations (UK)

Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s CEO, says: “Our annual awards are proving more popular than ever, with a 32 per cent increase in entries this year over 2017, so it’s been a tough task to narrow it down to our 18 finalists.

“It’s wonderful to see so many great entries, the effort and commitment that goes into every one is undeniable. Good luck to all on the shortlist.”

Finalists will present their case to a panel of expert judges on March 20-21, which includes:
Brian Smart, chair of the judges
Pip Wilkins, chief executive, bfa
Andrew Brattesani, head of franchising, HSBC
Jane Masih, director, Owen White Solicitors
Alan Wilkinson, head of UK franchise development, The Franchising Centre
Derrick Simpson, bfa companion

Entries to the franchisee categories don’t close until March 30.

For more information visit www.thebfa.org/external-relations-pr/franchise-awards

 

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