Franchise Marketing Awards winners announced

The Marriott London in Grosvenor Square recently hosted the Franchise Marketing Awards 2009, complete with a gala dinner and ceremony hosted by stand up comedian and TV performer Ed Byrne.

The Awards are organised by Venture Marketing Group, in association with the British Franchise Associaiton, to recognise franchise companies whose investment in marketing and creativity have contributed significantly to the continuing growth and development of the £12 billion UK franchise industry.

Kitchen facelift franchise Dream Doors picked up two awards, Best Brand Management and Best Recruitment Advertisement, as did food delivery franchise Wiltshire Farm Foods which won Best Website and Best Online Marketing Campaign. Tumble Tots won Best Overall Marketing Campaign, and among other winners were McDonald's (Best International Franchise Expansion Programme), Subway (Best PR Campaign) and WPA (Best Recruitment Literature).

'The Franchise Marketing Awards are important and unique in that they draw attention to the creativity of companies that capture the interest of the world through innovative marketing in this highly competitive market,' said David Tuck, Franchise Sales Manager at Venture Marketing Group. 'The winning entries spotlight the superb quality and wide range of marketing initiatives in this dynamic industry.

'The Franchise Marketing Awards 2009 were more competitive than ever before and the quality of entries and entrants is higher each year. It is great to see these companies thriving and continuing to invest in their marketing, particularly in today's challenging financial environment. Congratulations to all the finalists, those highly commended, and particularly the winners!'

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