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Revealed: the big winners at the AFA Awards 2019

Revealed: the big winners at the AFA Awards 2019

Held at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes, the event was attended by 140 people, consisting of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers from across various sectors.

Simon Chicken, sales director of The International Franchise Show, said: “The awards ceremony was a really well thought out organised and attended event. There was obviously a lot of love in the room, everybody I spoke to couldn’t praise the event – and the AFA – enough.”

The Approved Franchise Association (AFA) is passionate about providing first-rate support to the franchising sector, and there’s no better way to do so than by recognising and rewarding the biggest, brightest stars within it.

Joanne Aldridge, head of franchise for The Holiday Company and winner of the Best New Franchise Gold Award, was also delighted with the event. She said: “We are proud to have been awarded a Gold Accreditation for Best New Franchise, from the leading body in franchising accreditation. The AFA’s guidance and support has been invaluable, as we launched and grew our business. Their recognition of ethical franchising is a perfect partnership for us and our model.”

The winners of the 2019 AFA Awards were:

Franchisor of the year – sponsored by BBX UK & Ireland
Gold – Turtle Tots Ltd
Silver – Lingotot Franchise HQ
Bronze – Mess Around Ltd

Franchise leader of the year – sponsored by the AFA
Gold – The Inclusion Project
Silver – Tots Play
Bronze – Tidy Green Clean

Best franchise support – sponsored by the Office Genie
Gold – Dog First Aid Franchise Ltd
Silver – Cook Stars – Head Office
Bronze – Betterclean Services

Outstanding franchise marketing – sponsored by Business Live
Gold – Spoton.net
Silver – Fantastic Services
Bronze – Razzamataz Theatre Schools Ltd

Franchising network contribution – sponsored by Accentia
Gold – Debutots Worcestershire
Silver – Lingotot Bexley
Bronze – Extra Help Maidenhead & Windsor
Franchisee of the year – sponsored by Trustist

Gold – Pink Spaghetti PA Services Franchise
Silver – Turtle Tots West Yorkshire
Bronze – 4×4 Vehicle Hire

Outstanding young franchisee – sponsored by Daltons Business
Gold – No Letting Go Dartford
Silver – Razzamataz Theatre Schools Sutton Coldfield
Bronze – Inclusion Project West London

Supplier of the year – sponsored by 4×4 Vehicle Hire
Gold – TRUSTist
Silver – Darwin Gray LLP
Silver – PayKeeper (now known as Stryde)

Best new franchise – sponsored by Roden Associates
Gold – Holiday Franchise Company
Silver – Pop up Play Village
Bronze – Healthy Feet Mobile Clinic Franchises

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