Nominees announced for awards recognising UK’s family-friendly franchises

Bright & Beautiful and Startups Awards winner Turtle Tots among names shortlisted for's 2016 Top Franchise Awards

The finalists for a new awards programme which celebrates the UK’s best family-friendly franchisors and franchisees have been announced, with nominees including Startups Awards winner and Startups 100-listed franchise Turtle Tots – up for two awards.

Organised by and sponsored by Lawbite, the inaugural 2016 Top Franchise Awards intends to recognise franchises that empower women in business by providing successful flexible business models, and giving a high level of advice and support.

Shortlisted across six categories including ‘Supportive Franchisor’, ‘Best Newcomer’, and ‘Family Friendly Franchise’, other nominees for the awards include Bright & Beautiful, Creation Station, YogaBellies, and Dragons’ Den success story Razzamatazz.

The awards is voted for by the public with voting open until April 15. The winners will be announced on May 17, following judging from a panel including former Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan.

The finalists are as follows:

  • Supportive Franchisor Award: Turtle Tots, Seriously Fun, Daisy First Aid, Lingotot, Jittabugs, diddi dance, Rhythm Time, YogaBellies, Wagging Tails, Pink Spaghetti, AIMS, TinyTalk and Creation Station.
  • Family Friendly Franchise Award: Sassi Gifts, Kidslingo Ltd, BuggyFit, Lots for Tots Ltd, Networking Mums UK, Tots Play UK, Razzamatazz, Lingotot, Jittabugs, diddi dance, Pink Spaghetti and TinyTalk.
  • Franchise Award for Continuous Improvement: Turtle Tots, Jittabugs and Bright & Beautiful.
  • Best Newcomer Award: Busylizzy Family Club, Joe Beans and Cook Stars. founder, Gillian Nissim, commented: “We are delighted at the response to our Top Franchise Awards and the very high standard of entries.

“We see increasing numbers of parents […] seeking self-employment options which offer greater flexibility and new challenges. The best franchises offer both the benefits of self-employment, but without some of the risks associated with striking out alone.”

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