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Finalists Announced in 2015 Best Franchise Awards

Research experts Smith & Henderson have announced the finalists in the 2015 Best Franchise Awards sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland.


The awards are based on feedback from thousands of franchisees that have completed the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark. The survey asks franchisees to anonymously rate their franchisor on everything from training and support to shared goals and how it has compared with their expectations.


The 2015 finalists are:

Less than £25k Investment:

  • Diddi Dance

  • Music Bugs

  • The Best Of

£25k - £75k Investment:

£75k+ Investment:


Director of Smith & Henderson, Steven Frost commented: "Many congratulations to all our finalists; because of the unique way our awards work, based on testimonial from their own franchisees, these finalists should be congratulated for already being amongst the best of the best in British franchising."

"All our finalists will be attending the Best Franchise Conference and awards final on 26 November 2015, a day not only to find out if they are overall winners in their categories but also to hear from industry experts on issues that directly affect them from, ‘Profiling, recruiting and structuring master franchises', to ‘Increasing your franchisees' financial knowledge'. If you run a franchised business and would like to meet and learn from these successful business owners and our industry experts, please do come along, you would be very welcome. Tickets are on sale via our website," Steven continued. 

David Williams, director of franchising at Royal Bank of Scotland and sponsor of the awards, added: "The standard of entries has once again been very high and demonstrates the strength of the franchise industry and its contribution to the growth of the economy. We are delighted to be sponsoring the awards for a second year and wish all the finalists the very best of luck. All are deserving winners and we are pleased to see some new names being recognised for their success."

The finalists of the 2015 Best Franchise Awards will be announced during the Best Franchise Conference to be held in Milton Keynes on Thursday 26 November 2015. More information and tickets are available from:


About the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark (FSB)

  • The FSB is provided by Smith & Henderson, a leading independent franchise consultancy. It works by inviting existing franchisees to participate in an anonymous online survey which asks them 31 questions about their franchise ownership experience. Using a consistent methodology, the franchise is assigned an overall FSB score and the highest performing franchisors are recognised in the Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by RBS.

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