Finalists revealed for franchising awards.

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the finalists for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.

The awards, now in their 24th year, showcase the UK’s most exceptional franchisors that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies an building strong brands.

There are three categories for the awards and the finalists for each are listed:

  • The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award is presented to the franchisor who demonstrates the most outstanding all-round performance.
  • The HSBC Franchisee Support Award recognises the excellent initiatives that franchisors have in place to provide the best possible levels of support for their franchisees, helping maximise their potential.
  • The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award highlights the innovative methods franchisors are adopting to effectively develop their brand to boost their potential for the future
bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award, supported by Express NewspapersHSBC Franchisee Support AwardExpress Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award
Agency ExpressBarking MadEnviroVent
Dream DoorsBelvoir LettingsRevive!
Driver HireMonkey MusicSigns Express
Home Instead Senior CareO2
ServiceMaster
Water Babies

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. Its 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 these businesses."

These 13 finalists will be presenting their franchise's success to the judging panel on Monday May 20 and Tuesday May 21 2013. The winners of each category will be announced at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner on Thursday July 4 2013, at the Honorary Artillery Company, London.