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The winners will be announced at a black-tie event at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on Thursday 2nd October. The Overall winner will receive the top prize of £5,000, and the two runners-up will win £3,000 and £2,000 respectively.

Director General of the bfa, Brian Smart, said: 'These prestigious Awards recognise the UK's leading franchisees and how their focus and drive, when supplemented by support of a franchisor, grows sustainable, powerful businesses.

'This year we are looking for examples of the franchise model that demonstrate the fusion of a franchisor driven to build and support a network, and franchisees who are committed to developing their own business.'

Yvette Taylor, Express Newspapers' Business Advertising Manager, added: 'The bfa Franchisee of the Year Awards showcase the very best within the franchising industry and provide an inspiring and invaluable insight to anyone considering starting up their own franchise.'


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