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Paul Stafford

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Finalists revealed for franchise industry's most prestigious awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the finalists for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards, supported by Express Newspapers.

The awards, now in their 24th year, showcase the UK’s most exceptional franchisors that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies and building strong brands.

There are three categories for the awards and the finalists for each are listed below:

The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award is presented to the franchisor who demonstrates the most outstanding all-round performance. Finalists:

  • Agency Express
  • Dream Doors
  • Driver Hire
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • ServiceMaster
  • Water Babies

The HSBC Franchisee Support Award recognises the excellent initiatives that franchisors have in place to provide the best possible levels of support for their franchisees, helping maximise their potential. Finalists:

  • Barking Mad
  • Belvoir Lettings
  • Monkey Music
  • O2

The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award highlights the innovative methods franchisors are adopting to effectively develop their brand to boost their potential for the future. Finalists:

  • EnviroVent
  • Revive!
  • Signs Express

These 13 finalists will be presenting their franchise’s success to the judging panel on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2013. The winners of each category will be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner on Thursday 4th July 2013 at the Honorary Artillery Company, London.

Cathryn Hayes, head of franchising, HSBC, said: “This year’s franchisors have demonstrated pioneering attitudes through implementing and directing fresh strategies to help support their franchisees. The HSBC Franchisee Support Award highlights the support franchisors provide to their franchisees, ultimately facilitating best business practice models and driving exceptional results across franchises of all sectors and sizes.”

Brian Smart, director general, bfa, said: “We’ve been delighted to see such an array of franchises stepping forward to compete to be crowned bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year. It’s refreshing to hear such positive success stories at a challenging economic time and we have been extremely impressed with the high levels of drive and passion franchisors hold for these businesses.”

Seán Hammond, head of franchising, Express Newspapers, said: “The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award champions the franchisors who have implemented clever and innovative strategies to boost their brand recognition despite the highly competitive environment. This Award offers a platform for high-performing franchisors to receive prestigious recognition not only at industry level but also to showcase their success amongst their peers and clients.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Paul Stafford .

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