Franchisors encouraged to vote for franchisees in advance of bfa Awards scheduled for October 2
The time has come again for Blighty's best franchisees to be recognised for their remarkable achievements.The British Franchise Association (bfa) has launched this year's bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards and - get this - there are two new categories for franchisees to enter: Olderpreneur Franchisee of the Year and B2B Franchisee of the Year.
The awards, supported by Express Newspapers and celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, are calling upon all of the UK’s pioneering and top-performing franchisees to enter for the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and receive recognition for their business drive and determination.The categories are:
The bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Award is bestowed upon the UK’s most outstanding franchisee, selected from the winners of the six categories below:
Award for Franchisee Customer Service recognises excellence in customer care, identifying the franchisees that have gone above and beyond to deliver exemplary service to their customer base.
Young Franchisee of the Year Award identifies the country’s pioneering young franchisees. The category is for those under the age of 30 and will celebrate the triumphs and enterprising nature of the nation’s young talent.
Micro-business of the Year Award showcases the excellent business practice carried out by the country’s smaller franchises. Mobile and home-based businesses run by a single operator or a couple are eligible for this category
Female Franchisee of the Year Award champions the commitment and drive present in female franch.isees across the country whose passion and skill makes them stand out from the crowd.
Olderpreneur Franchisee of the Year celebrates franchisees whose wealth of experience is evident in the success of their franchises. This award provides an opportunity for franchisees over the age of 55 to celebrate the ways in which they have used their knowledge and expertise to create new avenues of growth for their business.
B2B Franchisee of the Year highlights the franchisees operating in a business-to-business environment. It will commend franchisees who can demonstrate how they have leveraged their relationships and expertise to create a profitable business delivering high-quality service, products and savings to their clients
“The bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards provide the bfa with the perfect platform to celebrate the individuals making a difference and progressing in the industry," said Brian Smart, bfa director general. "They celebrate the forward-thinking business practices carried out by the country’s most impressive franchisees. We urge franchisors to nominate their favourite franchisees so their successes can be celebrated at a national level.”
Nominations are open to franchisors to vote for franchisees up until May 28, prior to the nominees being interviewed before a judging panel. Winners will be announced at the black-tie awards ceremony in Birmingham on October 2.