WorkBuzz has announced the finalists of the 2018 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank and supported by Making Money magazine.
Unique in the franchise industry, they’re based on feedback from thousands of actual franchisees.
To be considered, franchises must have taken part in the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey.
In the survey, franchisees are asked to anonymously score the franchisor on qualities such as initial training, ongoing support, their relationship with the franchisor and whether they would recommend the franchise to a prospective franchisee.
The top performing franchises are then put forward as finalists in the Best Franchise Awards.
The 2018 finalists are:
Best New Entry - Jigsaw Performing Arts, Language for Fun and Well Polished.
Best Franchise Business to Business - ActionCOACH, Pink Spaghetti and The HR Dept.
Best Franchise Business to Consumer – Diamond Home Support, Language for Fun and Well Polished.
Best Management Franchise – Home Instead Senior Care, Molly Maid and Right at Home.
Best Franchise Children’s Services – Boogie Beat Music & Movement, Debutots, Kidslingo and Jigsaw Performing Arts.
Best Franchise Van Based – Autosmart and Mac Tools.
Steven Frost, CEO of WorkBuzz, says: “In 2018, we’ve seen a diverse range of franchisors participate in the Best Franchise programme, with a dozen first time entrants competing alongside established brands, which take part in the awards every year.
“These finalists have already shown themselves to be among the very best in the country, according to their franchisees, so we would like to offer our congratulations to them.
“With 120-plus franchisee professionals already signed up for the Best Franchise Conference and with Lloyds Bank and Making Money magazine supporting our programme, we’re excited to be spotlighting the very best of the franchising industry.”
The winners of the Best Franchise Awards 2018 will be announced during the annual Best Franchise Conference, an event that brings together the top franchisors from across the UK to network and share their experiences.
The keynote speaker for the event is James Sinclair, CEO of Partyman Group and co-founder of Entrepreneurs Network.
He will be presenting on ‘How To Grow: 8 Lessons from an 8 Figure Entrepreneur’, in which he will share his eight rules for business success gained over the course of his career, spanning entertainment, leisure and business training.
The event will also feature Best Practice Exchanges, run by Franchise Finance and Franchise Resales, which will offer practical insights and advice on how to drive success.
Other speakers include Trevor Brocklebank, chairman of the British Franchise Association; David Batch, CEO of Premier Education Group; Craig Brown, Chris Cook, Dave Galvin and Vicki Mitman of TeamDT; Melisaan Foster, head of client delivery at WorkBuzz; and former franchisor Louise Harris.
The Best Franchise Conference 2018 takes place on December 4 at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester.
More information and tickets are available at www.bestfranchiseawards.co.uk.