The Awards, supported by Express Newspapers and now in their 22nd year, highlight the achievements of franchisees in the UK who ‘set the standard’ for best practice in the industry. Providing a unique opportunity to showcase their inspirational stories of success, top franchisors are urged to nominate their most enterprising franchisees.
Franchisors are able to enter up to five franchisees for the awards, with one nomination per region. Nominations close on 20 June 2011 and finalists will be invited for interview with the judging panel on 27 and 28 July.
Winners will be announced at a gala dinner, being held at the NEC in Birmingham, on 29 September 2011.
This year’s awards will include an overall winner, as well as winners across five regions – London & South East, South West & South Wales, Midlands & North Wales, North, and Scotland & Northern Ireland. This year’s Gold Winner will be named bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year and receive £5,000 and a commemorative trophy. The Silver and Bronze Winners will receive £3,000 and £2,000 respectively, and the five regional winners will each receive £500.
bfa members will receive entry forms in the post, but additional entry forms can be downloaded from the Awards section of www.thebfa.org