The UK’s most exceptional franchisors have been nationally recognised at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. More than 350 franchisors and guests gathered at a glittering awards ceremony at the ICC in Birmingham last night to celebrate the sector’s achievements.
Estate agency board maintenance service Agency Express, based in Norwich, were the big winners, taking home the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2015 Gold Award.
Judges praised the company’s ability to maximise every aspect of its operations to benefit franchisees, including impressive use of technology to support growth while maintaining a very healthy work/life balance.
Stephen Watson, managing director of Agency Express, said: “This award is recognition for the outstanding work carried out every day by our franchisees and our head office support team. 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.”
The 2015 winners are:
bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2015
Customer Focus Award
Franchisee Recruitment Award
- Dream Doors
Award for Innovation
Emerging Franchisor of the Year (five years or less in franchising)
- One Stop
Sean Hammond, advertising manager for Express Newspapers, said: “In challenging business markets, franchising continues to flourish.”
Article courtesy of the British Franchise Association.