13 outstanding companies shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the names of 13 impressive companies, who have been put through to the final of the Franchisor of the Year Awards.

Developed in partnership with Express Newspapers and HSBC, the awards have shortlisted companies from a  range of industries for the overall prize of Franchisor of the Year, including business services franchise Agency Express, home improvement firm Dream Doors and recruitment firm Driver Hire.

Cleaning company ServiceMaster, Home Instead Senior Care and swimming lessons firm Water Babies also made the final list.

The awards, which are now in their 24th year, listed companies for three categories in total.

The HSBC Franchisee Support Award, designed to recognise the franchisors that provide the best help and guidance to their franchise network listed dog training company Barking Mad, lettings and property management company Belvoir Lettings, baby music group Monkey Music and O2 as finalists.

In the running for the Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award are ventilation system installer EnviroVent, car repair company Revive! and graphic design firm Signs Express, who have all been shortlisted for their impressive marketing strategies. Brian Smart, director general at bfa commented on the awards, which last year saw vehicle cleaner supplier Autosmart take home the overall prize: “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.”

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