Agency Express crowned bfa Franchisor of the Year 2015

Successful franchise brands Driver Hire and TaxAssist Accountants also recognised in industry leading awards

The winners of the bfa HSBC Franchise of the Year Awards 2015, have been revealed with estate agency maintenance service Agency Express granted the gold prize for Franchisor of the Year.

Established in 1989, the annual awards looks to celebrate the achievements of the franchise industry with franchises judged on business growth, service excellence and commitment to ethical franchising.

Agency Express was named for its ability to “maximise every aspect of its operations to benefit franchisees”, while logistics chain DriverHire and accountancy franchise TaxAssist Accountants were awarded silver and bronze prizes respectively as recognition for their support for franchisees.

The other Franchisor of the Year winners included:

  • One Stop  – Emerging Franchisor of the Year
  • Dream Doors – Franchisee Recruitment Award
  • Dyno – Award for Innovation
  • Home Instead Senior Care – Customer Focus Award

Cathryn Hayes, who chaired the judging panel, said: “The 26th annual awards have been an outstanding success and the event showcases the drive and enterprise found across the UK franchise sector.

“The calibre of entrants was extremely high; we are immensely proud of the quality of franchisors that continue to achieve business growth and build upon a strong network of franchisees.”

On its win, Agency Express managing director, Stephen Watson, commented:

“We’ve invested heavily in providing franchisees with the best environment to succeed and in turn they’ve made Agency Express what it is today – a market leader, renowned for service and now Franchisor of the Year.”

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