Driver Hire is one of six finalists in the 2018 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.
Commenting on the nomination, a delighted Graham Duckworth, Driver Hire’s Franchise Sales Director said: “This award recognises consistency and excellence in franchising. We’ve won an award in this category four times now and made it to the finals in twelve out of the last thirteen years. I think this speaks volumes about the quality and value of our business model. Our national franchise network is currently on course for its sixth record trading year which is great news in itself. Winning this award would be the icing on the cake.”
Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s Chief Executive Officer added: “Our annual awards are proving more popular than ever, with a 32% increase in entries over 2017. It’s been a tough task to narrow them down to this year’s finalists. I’d like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate those nominated for an award. It’s wonderful to see so many great entries; the effort and commitment that goes into every one is undeniable. Good luck to all on the shortlist.”
Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising for HSBC, said, “To recognise the achievements of all the finalists of the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, 2018 is an essential part of promoting excellence and best practise for all franchisors working in the UK. Comparing one great entry against another is never easy, particularly as every year the standard seems to increase. I’m proud to be on the judging panel again, looking forward to the entry presentations and excited to continue HSBC’s support of this excellent awards programme.”
Driver Hire and the five other ‘Franchisor of the Year finalists’: Agency Express, Autosmart, Costa Coffee, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd and TaxAssist Accountants will present their case to the awards judges in March. The winners will be announced at the bfa HSBC ‘Franchise of the Year’ awards on the 28th June which is being held at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.