2018 bfa HSBC Franchisor finalists have been revealed

The bfa HSBC UK Franchise Award Ceremony will be held on 28 June at the ICC Birmingham.

bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2018 logo

The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards are a celebration of excellence in franchising, highlighting success in all its various forms. Franchisor entries are now closed and the initial short list for each award category has been completed.

We are thrilled to announce the franchisor award category finalists are:

Franchisor of the Year

Emerging Franchisor of the Year

Brand Awareness

  • Barking Mad
  • Riverford Organic Farmers
  • Stage Coach Performing Arts

Award for Innovation

Award for Franchise Support

Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s CEO, commented, “Our annual awards are proving more popular than ever, with a 32% increase in entries this year over 2017, so it’s been a tough task to narrow it down to our 18 finalists. I’d like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate our finalists, you have already earned the right to proudly display our new bfa HSBC Franchise Award Finalist logo. It’s wonderful to see so many great entries, the effort and commitment that goes into every one is undeniable. Good luck to all on the shortlist and I look forward to seeing your presentations next month!”

Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising for HSBC, said, “To recognise the achievements of all the finalists of the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, 2018 is an essential part of promoting excellence and best practise for all franchisors working in the UK. Comparing one great entry against another is never easy, particularly as every year the standard seems to increase. I’m proud to be on the judging panel again, looking forward to the entry presentations and excited to continue HSBC’s support of this excellent awards programme.”

All finalists will present their case to a panel of expert judges on the 20th or 21st March, which this year includes:

  • Pip Wilkins QFP, Chief Executive, bfa
  • Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC
  • Jane Masih, Director, Owen White Solicitors
  • Alan Wilkinson QFP, Head of UK Franchise Development, The Franchising Centre
  • Derrick Simpson, bfa Companion

Winners will be named at the Franchise of the Year awards black-tie ceremony held between day one and two of the bfa Annual Conference on 28 June 2018 at the ICC in Birmingham. Book early to avoid disappointment – check our new website for details.

Entries to the franchisee categories don’t close until the 30 March 2018, so get started on your entry now.

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