The Signs Express franchise owner for the Gateshead area has been shortlisted for the second year running as a semi finalist in the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Award.

The Award is divided into five regions and Malcolm Lant has been named as a semi-finalist for the North region. If successful in reaching the finals he will be judged against franchise owners from all over the UK, with the overall winners announced during a black tie gala dinner on the 4 October at the NEC Birmingham.

Commenting on the nomination, Lant said: “This will be the second year in a row that I have been nominated, I am absolutely delighted to be through to the next stage in the award. Fingers crossed I will be named as a finalist.”

Craig Brown, franchisor and Managing Director of Signs Express, added: “We are delighted Malcolm has been shortlisted again for the second consecutive year for such a prestigious award. He is a real credit to the network and his dedication to providing excellent quality products and supreme customer service represents the Signs Express extremely well.”

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