WorkBuzz has announced the winners of the 2019 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, with the presentation taking place at the company’s annual Best Franchise Conference, this year held at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.
The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they are based on feedback from thousands of actual franchisees. Each franchisee completes WorkBuzz’s confidential online Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey, rating their franchisor on everything from training and support to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee compares with their expectations.
The Best Franchise Conference brought together over 130 of the UK’s top franchisors and service providers, gathering to network and share best practice. Speakers included Jan Spaticchia, Founder, Chairman and former CEO of énergie Fitness; Alan Kennedy, CEO of Little Kickers; and Kimberlee Perry and Michelle Fitzmaurice of ((BOUNCE)).
The 2019 winners are:
- Best Service Provider – Rev PR
- Best New Entry – Window to the Womb
- Best Franchise – Business-to-Business – ActionCOACH
- Best Franchise – Business-to-Consumer – Wilkins Chimney Sweep
- Best Franchise – Management – Home Instead Senior Care
- Best Franchise – Children’s Services – Debutots
As well as celebrating the UK’s best franchisors and franchise service provider, the awards also saw Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds Bank, receive special recognition as the first individual to be named a WorkBuzz Hero.
The WorkBuzz Hero programme is designed to recognise individuals who have had a lasting impact on their industry and have made a positive contribution to improving engagement. This is an exclusive award, with only one Hero announced per quarter. Richard’s support was critical for WorkBuzz’s launch of 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction and he has also championed and helped to raise the profile of the Best Franchise Programme.
Steven Frost, CEO of WorkBuzz said:
“Franchising is a fantastic industry, but with so many different franchisors all shouting about their support, it’s hard to identify the best franchise opportunities that truly deliver on their promises. What makes the winners of the 2019 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, unique, is they are based on feedback from thousands of actual franchisees.
We’d, therefore, like to congratulate the winners – they are the crème de la crème of UK franchising. If you’re a prospective franchisee, whilst nothing guarantees that you’ll be successful, these franchisors are a great place to start your search.”
Suki Dehal, Franchise Development Manager at sponsors Lloyds Banking Group, said:
“Lloyds Bank are delighted to support WorkBuzz with the Best Franchise Conference & Awards again this year. I have seen first-hand the hard work from franchisors in supporting their franchisees, with fine margins finally separating the winners. To see how the event has grown in stature over the years is a testament to the work done by the team at WorkBuzz to provide in-depth feedback, which has been invaluable to the growth of franchise brands.
To speak with business owners about their key achievements has given me a fantastic insight into the motivation behind these fantastic models, who truly value the feedback and collective success of their franchisees.”
To learn more about the Best Franchise Programme, follow this link: www.bestfranchiseawards.co.uk
We were delighted to see many of our Members make the finals, and our Member Debutots win her category. Huge congratulations to all the winners.