British Franchise Association awards are open for entries

The British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers, is now open for entries.

This year will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Awards and the bfa has refreshed the award categories, launching six new honours.

The awards, which are due to be held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on June 26, will highlight outstanding and ethical business practice in franchising across the UK.

Director General, Brian Smart, said: “The range of franchisors that have been celebrated over the past 25 years demonstrates the diversity found in franchising, and our new categories reflect this growing, vibrant part of the UK economy.”

Cathryn Hayes, Head of Franchising, HSBC said: We’re always bowled over by the high quality of award entries, and the evidence of UK franchisors providing extremely high quality support networks to franchisees, implementing innovative systems and processes to sustain growing businesses.”

Seán Hammond, Head of Franchising, Express Newspapers, said: “The awards provide an excellent platform for franchisors to showcase how they are challenging the business norm and innovating, and we are excited to celebrate those leading the way in best practice.”