The British Franchise Association (bfa) and HSBC are looking to once again honour the UK’s top franchisors at its industry awards.

Those companies that have innovated, expanded and ultimately excelled in 2010 are being encouraged to tell their story and see their efforts recognised at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards. Now celebrating its 22nd year, the awards celebrate the best in ethical franchising, highlighting tales of real achievement and the people behind them.

Applications are now open for the three awards:

  • The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award
  • The HSBC Franchisee Support Award
  • The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award

Franchisors can enter one, two or all three categories. The deadline for entries is March 31 and national finalists will be invited for interview with the judging panel on May 4 and 5. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on June 16.

Brian Smart, Director General of the bfa, said: “These awards celebrate the absolute best in franchising and every year we are delighted to uncover more outstanding stories of success driven by some remarkable people.

“The awards aim to inspire the next generation of franchisors and franchise owners, by providing a powerful and well-respected stage to demonstrate success and endorse those that are leading the way.”