British Franchise Award Night Set For July

This year’s bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London’s east end on Thursday, July 4.

Franchises shortlisted for the bfa’s prestigious awards include heavyweight brands such as Signs Express, Driver Hire, Belvoir Lettings, Dream Doors, ServiceMaster and Revive!, all of which are eager to walk off with the coveted Franchisor of the Year Award.

HSBC’s head of franchising Cathryn Hayes said: “This year’s franchisors have demonstrated pioneering attitudes through implementing and directing fresh strategies to help support their franchisees. The HSBC Franchisee Support Award highlights the support franchisors provide to their franchisees, ultimately facilitating best business practice models and driving exceptional results across franchises of all sectors and sizes.”

Brian Smart, Director General of the bfa, said: “We’ve been delighted to see such an array of franchises stepping forward to compete to be crowned bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year.

“It’s refreshing to hear such positive success stories at a challenging economic time and we have been extremely impressed with the high levels of drive and passion franchisors hold for these businesses.” Tickets for the gala dinner, which is supported by Express Newspapers, cost £98.50 + VAT per person. Some discount is available for group bookings.