Caremark franchisee sweeps British Franchise Association awards

Janis Anderson picks up Franchisee of the Year and Female Franchisee accolades in annual ceremony

The British Franchise Association held its annual awards ceremony last night, with Janis Anderson of home care franchise Caremark picking up the top Franchisee of the Year award.

Held at the ICC in Birmingham, the HSBC-sponsored ceremony aims to recognise outstanding achievement across the UK’s franchise sector in a number of categories.

In addition to winning the overall award, Aylesbury-based Anderson also won Female Franchisee of the Year, with both accolades given in recognition of the strong growth of Anderson’s two franchise locations while maintaining a high standard of customer service.

Other winners at last night’s ceremony included:

  • Nick Dee Shapland, ServiceMaster (Customer Service Franchisee of the Year)
  • Siggy Wilberg, Domino’s (Long-serving Franchisee of the Year)
  • Ron and Shirley Maynard of greeting cards franchise Card Connection (Micro-business Franchisee of the Year)
  • Steven Prime, Esquire Coffee Houses (Young Franchisee of the Year)

Brian Smart, director general at the British Franchise Association, said: “Every year we are overwhelmed by the sheer quality of the winners and with the new awards introduced this year, we were thrilled to see such strong businesspeople in each category.

“The passion through which the winners drive their businesses forward is captivating. They are true trailblazers in their industries and it is fantastic to be celebrating their business excellence at this year’s bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.”

Janis Anderson commented on her success: “It’s brilliant to be recognised for all the hard work which contributes towards Caremark’s success, especially at such prestigious awards. I became a Caremark franchisee at a challenging time when cuts were being introduced – but this spurred me on to drive the business forward and we have since grown from strength to strength.

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“At Caremark we pride ourselves on our staff, and the team excels at ensuring only the best level of service is provided for all of those we look after. I’m thrilled this effort has been rewarded and excited for what the future has in store.”


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