Celebrating the Crème de la Crème of franchising at the prestigious EF100 2024 Gala

In the splendour of London's Leonardo Royal near the historical echoes of St. Paul's, the United Kingdom's franchising elite convened for the much-anticipated Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) 2024 gala.

Celebrating the Crème de la Crème of franchising at the prestigious EF100 2024 Gala

This revered gathering spotlights the zenith of franchising triumphs from the year prior and the Elite Franchise magazine team were pleased to join in the celebrations.

Marking a stride from its 2017 genesis, the EF100 has etched itself as the hallmark of distinction within the franchise community, lauding entities that epitomise growth, innovation and sheer excellence. The revelation of the 2024 league table in December was a testament to the fierce contest and calibre of excellence from entrants.

Gillian Morris, Head of UK Franchising at HSBC UK, and spokesperson for the headline sponsor, articulated the sentiment of the night, “Franchising is an engine of growth for the UK economy, and we are pleased to support an initiative that not only promotes excellence but also supports the ongoing development of the franchise sector.”

This year’s awards saw the introduction of four additional awards, each representing a hallmark of franchising prowess:

HSBC Exceptional Franchise Performance of the Year Award: Celebrating Revive! for their phenomenal growth and support to their franchisees.

EF100 Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award: Awarded to Visiting Angels, heralded for their forward-thinking model and potential for significant impact on the industry.

BusinessesForSale.com EF100 Innovation of the Year Award: Caremark stood out in this category with their inventive strategies.

EF100 Community Builder of the Year Award: The Creation Station acclaimed for their engagement with local communities via inventive initiatives.

EF100 Franchisee Outstanding Achievement Award: Turtle Tots Staffordshire for their stellar contributions and role in the network’s success.

Highest New Entry of the Year: Puccino’s made a significant splash as the highest new entrant, marking them as a brand to watch.

Rising Star of the Year: Turtle Tots, demonstrating their exceptional growth and leadership acumen.

EF100 No.1 Winner 2024: Snap-on Tools clinches the pinnacle once again, epitomising excellence in franchising.

Byron Miltz, UK Managing Director of Snap-on Tools, upon reflection of their peak placement, conveyed, “What an honour it is to be named the UK’s number one franchise for a second year running. I could not be prouder of the team here in the UK, and of our incredible franchisees, whose hard work, dedication and love for the brand is what makes Snap-on who we are today. It’s been a privilege to share this moment with so many other wonderful brands; congratulations to everyone who made the EF100 list!”

For a full view of the EF100 2024 league table and details on the celebrated franchises, make your way to the EF100 Top Franchises 2024 official ranking.

Scott English of Elite Franchise, imparted, “As the franchising sector continues to flourish, the EF100 awards and league table remains a testament to the thriving spirit of innovation and community that underpins this unique business model. Congratulations to all the winners and entrants on your deserved recognition and success.”

We open on the 1st August 2024 for HSBC EF100 National Awards 2025. For more information please contact Jodie Marsh

Lucy Archer
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