Best Franchise Businesses Compete for £5k Prize
Franchisors are being urged to nominate their most successful franchise managers for a £5,000 prize, following the launch of the British Franchise Association (bfa) awards.
The bfa Franchisee of the Year awards, sponsored by HSBC, recognise innovative franchisees ? such as those who have taken steps to improve their customer care or achieved growth despite the challenges of a difficult economic climate. Franchisors can nominate five franchisees each, with one nomination per region with the five regions listed as:
- London/South East
- South West & South Wales
- Midlands & North Wales
- Scotland & Northern Ireland
One overall winner will receive a £5,000 cash prize from HSBC along with a commemorative trophy. The second- and third-placed franchisees will receive £3,000 and £2,000 respectively. Five regional winners will be awarded £500 each.
“Franchisees are fundamental to the [franchising] sector’s continued success and we are looking forward to hearing their stories of determination and achievement.”
said HSBC head of franchising, Cathryn Hayes.
“These awards are an important opportunity to demonstrate the passion, professionalism and success of the UK’s top franchisees.”
The deadline for entries is 20th June. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Birmingham on the 29th September 2011.