Winner: bfa Female Franchisee of the Year. Carolyn Sharpe of Puddle Ducks North East won the British Franchise Association Female Franchisee of the Year award in recognition of the huge success of her Puddle Ducks franchise.
Winner: Smith & Henderson 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award. These awards are unique as they are based on an anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey about their franchise ownership. The 5* Franchisee Satisfaction award is given to franchisors who received above average feedback across all five areas measured. This is the third year running that we have won this award.
Winner: Best Franchise Awards (Continuous Improvement). Awarded to franchisors that have improved their anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey results two years running. This is the second year in a row that we have won this award.
Finalist: Business of the Year, E3 North West Business Awards. The E3 Business Awards set out to recognise these enterprising and forward-looking organisations; the entrepreneurs and educators from across the North West who are working hard today to lead the return to regional prosperity.
Finalist: EWIF Woman Franchisor of the Year award. The second time in three years that we have been finalists for this award which recognises the work we do to encourage women to make the step into franchising and run their own successful businesses.