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Pitman Training, a franchise that provides Pitman shorthand training, has recognised the varied achievements of its franchisees at an Award ceremony.

Franchisees were awarded for a rage of achievements such as Sales Person of the Year, which was won by Frances Maclean based in Edinburgh (pictured), Best Performing New Centre, which went to Manchester and Pitman Training Outstanding Contribution which awarded the franchisee who has most positively and consistently contributed to the development of the franchise model since they joined the franchise, and was won by Sandy Goldfinch of the Maidstone Group.

Other Awards and their winners were: Best Sales Growth of the Year Award, which was won by the Cardiff centre. Student of the Year Award, won by Hazel Hewitt from Cheltenham. Creative Marketing Award, which was won by Kirstian O'Donovan and Thomas Finneran, from Co. Kerry and Co. Cork. Centre D├ęcor Award, which went to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Best Sales Performance was won by High Holborn. Supervisor of the Year, which went to Kiri Edwards based in Dover. Franchise Partner of the Year won by Martin Ladd, Winchester and Eastleigh.

Claire Lister, Managing Director of Pitman Training Group, said: 'Each Pitman Training franchisee is very different and has joined the organisation with a unique set of skills, experience and ambitions and this year we wanted to applaud their individuality along with their determination to achieve our common objective to deliver professional practical and work-focused training that can change people's lives for the better.

'With so many outstanding centres to choose from it was almost impossible for the Board to agree on the final ten centres but these are the best of the best and they have worked incredibly hard to achieve fantastic results, not only for themselves, but for their fellow franchisees and students, and for us, the franchisor. We are very proud to have them in our business.'


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