18 best franchises to join in the UK, according to the bfa
Posted 01/03/2018 : By: Debbie Dennis
The finalists for the annual bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards have been announced with some familiar names among those listed...
The UK’s top franchise brands include McDonald’s, Driver Hire, Tax Assist, and Tutor Doctor – according to the finalist list announced for the esteemed British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2018.
A celebration of excellence in franchising, highlighting success across areas such as franchise support and brand awareness, the Franchisor the Year Awards are industry-renowned for recognising franchises who go the extra mile.
The awards shortlist was decided by a judging panel of franchise experts including Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the bfa, and Alan Wilkinson QFP, head of UK franchise development at The Franchising Centre among others.
The finalists will now present their cases to the judging panel on March 20 and March 22, with winners announced at the bfa Annual Conference on June 28 at the ICC in Birmingham
The franchisor award category finalists are as follows:
- Angela’s Swim School
- Agency Express
- Barking Mad
- Bright & Beautiful UK
- Costa Coffee
- Driver Hire Nationwide
- Expense Reduction Analysts
- Fitness Space
- Home Instead
- Mac Tools
- McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd
- Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Ltd
- Riverford Organic Farmers
- Stage Coach Performing Arts
- TaxAssist Accountants
- Tutor Doctor
- We Love Pets
“Our annual awards are proving more popular than ever, with a 32% increase in entries this year over 2017, so it’s been a tough task to narrow it down to our 18 finalists. I’d like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate our finalists, you have already earned the right to proudly display our new bfa HSBC Franchise Award Finalist logo.