Domino's Franchisee wins another National Award

Antony Tagliamonti, 27, franchisee of four Domino's Pizza stores in Essex, and 2006 bfa Franchisee of the Year, was this week rewarded for his outstanding business achievements in the hospitality and catering industry.

Antony beat off stiff competition to be named one of 30 people under the age of 30 who are recognised for their commitment and dedication to the hospitality industry in the prestigious annual Caterer & Hotelkeeper Acorn Awards. The finalists, who represent many different careers in the industry, were announced in Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine this week.

Antony won the award because of the devotion and passion he shows to his work and to the industry. His successful attempts to publicly promote the benefits of working in the industry to other would-be entrepreneurs were singled out for helping to drive more recruits into the sector. What's more, Antony's incredible career success and ability to handle a £2m+ business and over 120 employees at just 27 years of age earned him the respect of a very distinguished judging panel.

Antony's impressive 10 year career at Domino's has seen him rise from a one time delivery driver to a multi unit store owner. He has earned respect from his peers as well as many other business organisations and groups in his local region. His stores are consistently among the top-performers in the Domino's Pizza system in Europe , in both sales and high standards.

Chris Moore, Deputy CEO for Domino's Pizza says, 'The past year has been phenomenal for Antony and we are all very proud of him as not only is he a Caterer & Hotelkeeper Acorn award winner, he is also the youngest ever bfa Franchisee of the Year! Antony's story, however, is mirrored by many other successful men and women who are carving out brilliant full and part-time careers at Domino's Pizza. All of their combined efforts are helping to change perceptions of jobs in the industry and in Domino's. This makes it easier for us to recruit the most talented people and, of course, in an industry where service standards reign supreme, the company with the best people will enjoy the greatest success.'

Antony, however, is not resting on his laurels. He says, 'I'm absolutely delighted to be recognised but it doesn't stop here. As well as maintaining high standards of quality, image and service at our existing stores, I am working on opening new stores in the region. The most important thing for me is giving something back to the industry that has helped me achieve my success. If I can inspire just one person to follow in my footsteps, then the hard work has been worth it.'