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Franchise News: Franchisee of the Year Awards 2011

June 7th, 2011 by Cathryn Hayes in Franchise Industry News

Cathryn Hayes - HSBC Head of Franchising

Entries for the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2011 are now being accepted, so why not nominate your most enterprising franchisees? The awards, supported by Express Newspapers, highlight the outstanding efforts and achievements of the franchisees in the UK who ‘set the standard’ for the industry.

The awards, celebrating their 22nd year, offer franchisees the opportunity to showcase their inspirational stories of success. From turning pioneering business ideas into reality, developing new community initiatives, or achieving growth despite the challenges of a difficult economic climate, the Awards recognise the individuals who have demonstrated best practice in franchising.

This year the awards will include a regional winner from each of five regions: London and the South East, the South West, the Midlands, the North and Scotland. Each regional winner will receive £500, courtesy of HSBC.

Franchisors can enter up to five of their franchisees for the awards, one nomination per region. Three finalists will then be chosen from each region, with these going forward for the national awards.

The Gold Winner of the Award will receive £5,000 from HSBC, together with a commemorative trophy and the title bfa & HSBC Franchisee of the Year.

The Silver and Bronze Winners will receive £3,000 and £2,000 respectively.

The deadline for entries is 20 June 2011, and finalists will be invited for interview with the judging panel on either 27th or 28th July. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner, being held at the NEC in Birmingham on 29 September 2011, prior to the National Franchise Exhibition on 30 September and 1 October.

Further information and entry forms can be found in the Members’ Area of the bfa website.

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