Chem-Dry announce Franchise of the Year winner

Chem-Dry Professional has named the winner of its Franchise of the Year 2009 Award. David Parker, franchise owner of Chem-Dry Professional Northampton, was awarded the accolade after beating competition from 170 Chem-Dry Professional franchise owners across the UK.

David said: "I am delighted that the UK Chem-Dry Master Franchise has recognized and rewarded our efforts this year. There is a sense of togetherness with the Chem-Dry UK network and there is a real knowledge sharing culture. We are lucky to have some dear friends within the network. Recently the business has grown and developed resulting in moving premises, investing in 2 CTS 330 Truckmount carpet and upholstery cleaning systems and expanding our business into the Home Counties region. These changes have given the business some much needed momentum and impetus and we haven't looked back since. To say I am surprised and delighted with this award would be an understatement."

Mark Galsworthy, Director of Franchising, commented: "On behalf of the UK Chem-Dry franchise network, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dave and the Professional team on a fantastic achievement. The Chem-Dry Professional team are great role models for other aspiring franchises, they exemplify what Chem-Dry is all about working tirelessly hard on behalf of the Chem-Dry network, continually striving for improvement and always willing to mentor new franchise members.

"Chem-Dry Professional has successfully expanded their domestic and commercial side of their business and continues to provide pro-active response to disaster restoration jobs. This award is thoroughly deserved and I believe they will carry on the great tradition of previous Chem-Dry Franchise of the Year's winners in helping to improve standards within the industry."