Domicilary care, courier and children’s services franchises have all fared well in this year’s list of award finalists, which champion some of the top brands in the industry.
Two new categories (Leadership & Culture and Social Enterprise) have been added to the awards for 2019, while last year’s Brand Awareness prize and Award for Innovation have been combined to create the Brand Awareness & Innovation category.
The full list of finalists:
Franchisor of the Year
Minster Cleaning Services, Window to the Womb, Oscar Pet Foods, Speedy Freight, InXpress, Driver Hire.
Award Leisure, Access4Lofts, Radfield Home Care.
Brand Awareness & Innovation
Oscar Pet Foods, The Christmas Decorators, énergie Fitness, O2.
Leadership & Culture
Home Instead, McDonald’s Restaurants, Right at Home.
Swimtime UK, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Creation Station.
Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, says: “Congratulations to all those shortlisted.
“This year was particularly tough, as so many franchise brands presented excellent cases for being put forward, so for those that have been shortlisted they really have gone above and beyond in helping their network.
“The very fact that the companies put forward are so diverse is not surprising, as franchising is a diverse industry in general, and it continues to push boundaries.”
Winners will be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards on June 27, which take place at The Vox in Birmingham.