Finalists announced for HSBC franchisor of the year 2016

hsbcThe British Franchise Association has announced 17 finalists for the HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2016.

The 17 finalists have been chosen for their exemplary company culture, franchisee support, innovative practices, and ethics. The companies span a healthy sector-spread, ranging from renowned global franchises such as MacDonalds to younger franchises like delivery service Diamond Logistics.

A panel of industry experts will choose the winners. The panel includes Stevens & Bolton’s Nicola Broadhurst, AMO Consulting’s Euan Fraser, and Franchise Finance’s Stuart Walsh. The winners will be announced on June 23 in Nottingham.

The list of finalists include:

HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2016

  • Driver Hire Nationwide
  • Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA)
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Minster Cleaning Services
  • Rainbow International
  • Water Babies

Emerging Franchisor of the Year (five years or less in franchising)

  • busylizzy
  • Diamond Logistics
  • Heritage Healthcare

Franchisee Recruitment Award

  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Premier Sport
  • TaxAssist Accountants

Award for Innovation

  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Swimtime
  • X-Press Legal Services

Customer Focus Award

  • Dream Doors
  • Dyno-Rod
  • O2

“It’s particularly pleasing to see the variety of businesses expanding through franchising represented, reflecting the range of operators in UK franchising” says Pip Wilkins, soon to be bfa chief executive in April. “Our finalists should be very proud to have been recognised for their exceptional performance”.

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