The franchise owners of Nottingham-based Chem-Dry Central have won the Chem-Dry UK Franchise of the Year 2010 Award. The award recognizes outstanding excellence across numerous business disciplines such as business planning, customer satisfaction, marketing and upholding Chem-Dry’s traditions and values.

All members of the UK Chem-Dry network of 135 franchises and 790 franchise licences are considered for this award. Richard Harris and Neil Barlow, franchise owners of Chem-Dry Central, said: “We are delighted that the UK Chem-Dry Master Franchise has recognised and rewarded our efforts this year. This is in recognition of the hard work, belief and dedication from all our team over the past year and all the staff can be very proud of this achievement. Over the past 18 months, the business focused on developing all revenue streams and has gained momentum and impetus as a direct result. Having ‘embraced’ and now contemplated these awards has given us the enthusiasm and belief to develop our business further. To say we were surprised and delighted with this award was 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 Richard, Neil and the Central team who are great role models for other aspiring franchises and have demonstrated skills and implemented strategies in order to make various improvements within their business. Chem-Dry Central has successfully expanded the domestic and commercial side of their business and continues to provide pro-active response to disaster restoration work. This award is thoroughly deserved and I believe they will carry on the great tradition of previous Chem-Dry Franchise of the Year winners in helping to improve standards within the industry.”

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