Driver Hire Nationwide have been named as one of five finalists in the 2017 bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’ awards.
The awards highlight the UK’s most exceptional franchisors; the ones that are driving business success through best practice, innovative strategies and a strong brand.
“This award recognises the franchisor which best represents consistency and excellence in franchising,” says Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director. “We’ve made it to the finals in eleven out of the last twelve years which I think speaks volumes about the quality and value of our business model. Our national franchise network is currently on course for another record trading year which is great news in itself. Winning this award would be the icing on the cake.”
The four other ‘Franchisor of the Year finalists’ are: Bluebird Care, Dream Doors, Expense Reduction Analysts and Signs Express.
Commenting on the nominations, Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s Chief Executive Officer added: “Looking through the entries made me very proud and humbled to be part of such a successful industry. Those just starting their franchising journey can take inspiration from what these brands have achieved.”
The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based accreditation before they can become a bfa member. The Association promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK and helps the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth.
The winners will be announced at the bfa HSBC ‘Franchise of the Year’ Gala Dinner on 28th June which is being held at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.