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2023 Judges

Anita Roberts

Anita Roberts

Franchise Director, HSBC UK Bank plc

Anita has been a banker in HSBC for over 30 years having worked in retail banking in a number of senior positions before moving to commercial banking in support roles in both the Business Banking and Mid-Market arena and finally as a Relationship Manager in the Business Banking team before joining the Franchise Team in early 2019.
Carl Reader

Carl Reader

Chairman, d&t chartered accountants and strategic advisors

Carl Reader is chairman at multi-award winning franchise accounting firm d&t and author of The Franchising Handbook. He has previously served as Affiliate Chair and Board Member at the British Franchise Association.
Clive Sawyer

Clive Sawyer

Founder, EWIF Encouraging Women Into Franchising

Clive Sawyer is the Managing Director of Business Options and founder of the non for profit Encouraging Women into Franchising organisation (EWiF).
Dugan Aylen

Dugan Aylen

Co-Owner, Director and Head of Franchise Recruitment at The Franchising Centre

Dugan Aylen is Co-Owner, Director and Head of Franchise Recruitment at The Franchising Centre, Europe's leading franchise consultancy. Dug is also part of the judging panel for the HSBC Elite Franchise TOP 100 (UK) 2023 Awards.
Emily Price QFP

Emily Price QFP

Chief Operating Officer, British Franchise Association

Emily started her corporate career working alongside the Barclaycard HR Senior Leadership Team focusing on global business transformation projects before joining the British Franchise Association in 2013.
Farrah Rose

Farrah Rose

Head of International Development, The Franchising Centre

Farrah has unrivalled experience in international franchising and has been operating in this field since 1984. Initially working for major corporations, such as Burger King and Arcadia Group Plc, Farrah began advising businesses as a consultant in 1996.
Fiona Boswell QFP

Fiona Boswell QFP

QFP Franchise Specialist partner Knights Plc

Fiona is a partner at Knights Plc and has many years experience in advising businesses on franchising and in particular on setting up, managing, growing and exiting franchise networks.
Lucy Archer QFP

Lucy Archer QFP

Co-founder, Rev PR

Lucy is the co-founder of specialist franchise PR agency, Rev PR and has over a decade of experience in franchising. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Public Relations and Communications Association and holds Qualified Franchise Professional status with the bfa.
Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Managing Director, Azura

Mark Scott is a very experienced franchise professional with 24 years of industry experience.
Natalia Shvarts

Natalia Shvarts

Director, Franchising Team, Beyond Corporate

Natalia is a franchise lawyer with over 14 years’ experience and is Director of franchising at Beyond Corporate, a specialist practice of Beyond Law Group. Pragmatic and with a can-do attitude, Natalia adopts a “thinking outside of the box” approach to problem solving and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.
Nick Williams

Nick Williams

Managing Consultant at Ashtons Franchise Consulting

Nick is a highly experienced national and international development consultant in the UK franchise industry. Following a long career in commercial banking at a senior level, he moved into franchising and became a bfa affiliate in 2000. During that time, he gained considerable knowledge across a majority of business sectors.
Pam Gordon​​ QFP

Pam Gordon​​ QFP

Franchise Development and Recruitment Consultant The Franchising Centre

Pam Gordon has a background in finance, business development and franchising. She began her career with HSBC Asset Finance which later led her into franchising. So, now 23 years later she has worked with many different franchise businesses in management roles.
Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg

Managing Director, Coconut Creatives

Having been involved in franchising for over 12 years, Paul Clegg is more than qualified to join the Elite Franchise 100 judging panel. He has become a voice of authority through the franchises he has worked with, both in the past and as managing director of Coconut Creatives.
Phillip Archer

Phillip Archer

Head of Commercial, d&t

Head of Commercial, Phillip Archer, at award winning accountancy firm d&t, has a wealth of expertise within the finance and franchise industries.
Pip Wilkins QFP

Pip Wilkins QFP

Chief Executive, British Franchise Association

With more than 20 years’ experience in the franchise sector, Pip has extensive knowledge from all areas of the bfa business and the franchise industry. She is well-known and highly regarded in franchising for her dedication and depth of knowledge.

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