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Winners Announced: British Franchise Association HSBC Franchise Awards 2018

Winners Announced: British Franchise Association HSBC Franchise Awards 2018

The best of British franchisors and franchisees were recognised last night (June 28) at the annual British Franchise Association HSBC Franchise Awards at the ICC in Birmingham.

13 category prizes were up for grabs in total:


Franchisor of the Year

Gold Award: McDonald’s Restaurants.

Silver Award: Agency Express.

Bronze Award: Driver Hire.

Emerging Franchisor of the Year

We Love Pets.

Brand Awareness

Stagecoach Performing Arts.

Award for Innovation

Tutor Doctor.

Award for Franchise Support

Revive! Auto Innovations (UK).


Young Franchisee of the Year

Right at Home, Almas Adam (Essex).

Lifestyle Franchisee of the Year

Razzamataz Theatre Schools, Hayley Limpkin (Medway, Kent).

Customer Focus Franchisee of the Year

Dyno, Machmade Ltd (RJ, NP, DJ Illingworth) (Merseyside).

Multi-unit Award

Costa, Diljit Brar (Goldex Investments Group Ltd) (Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Kent).

Network Contribution Award

InXpress, Neil Hatt (Birmingham).

Franchisee of the Year - People’s Choice Award

Razzamataz Theatre Schools, Hayley Limpkin (Medway, Kent).

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, says: “The bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018 are a celebration of the broad church that is franchising in the UK, from a large multinational to a lifestyle business, as franchisors come in all shapes and sizes.

“Every year it’s great to see the excellent work our members demonstrate through their entries and the quality has never been higher.

“I would like to thank all our finalists in this year’s awards and congratulate our winners. It was an extremely hard job for the judges to separate them.

“It’s great to see such a wide range of businesses represented, as it really does illustrate the depth and breadth of franchising opportunities in the UK.”

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