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  • May 18, 2015
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Finalists revealed for most prestigious awards in franchising

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced 19 finalists for the 2015 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.

Established in 1989 and the highest honours available to brands in the sector, the awards recognise the UK’s most exceptional franchisors in a range of categories for their business growth and development, service excellence and commitment to ethical franchising practice.

The finalists are:

bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2015

       bullet point Agency Express        bullet point Auditel        bullet point Card Connection        bullet point Driver Hire        bullet point Expense Reduction Analysts        bullet point Little Kickers        bullet point TaxAssist Accountants        bullet point Water Babies

Emerging Franchisor of the Year (five years or less in franchising)

       bullet point One Stop        bullet point The ZipYard

Franchisee Recruitment Award

       bullet point Cafe2U        bullet point Dream Doors        bullet point Marston’s

Award for Innovation

       bullet point Barking Mad        bullet point Dyno Rod        bullet point Pitman Training

Customer Focus Award

       bullet point Home Instead Senior Care        bullet point McDonald’s        bullet point Revive!

Finalists will present to a judging panel of industry experts in London on 20 & 21 May, with winners announced at a black-tie dinner on 25 June at the ICC, Birmingham.

Andy Brattesani, UK head of franchising for HSBC, said: “Thanks to the calibre of entries, we’ve arrived at a list of businesses that really highlight the diversity found in modern franchising. The finalists, a strong combination of established and newer franchisors, should be very proud to have been shortlisted for their dedication to exceptional business practices. We look forward to hearing more about their success at the judging.”

Sean Hammond from Express Newspapers added: “These franchisors have demonstrated excellence in business as well as in franchising and their stories should serve as an inspiration. The number of different business sectors represented showcases the opportunities in the sector for expanding businesses and for those looking into self-employment.”

See the bfa's website for more details.

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