Virtual Franchising Awards 2022 Finalists Announced

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We’re delighted to announce that the finalists for the Virtual Franchising Awards 2022 have been announced. Following the success of the 2021 awards which received well over 100 nominations, the Virtual Franchising Awards returned for another year, promoting and celebrating ethical franchising, not just to Quality Franchise Association members but free and open to the entire franchising community.

The Virtual Franchising Awards 2022 feature the same eight categories of excellence as before, awarding franchises and businesses which go above and beyond within the franchising community with the recognition they deserve. Each of the eight categories feature 8 finalists, which go on to be reviewed by the judging panel. Finalists are judged in a wide criteria, and three winners from each of the eight categories will emerge in the awards ceremony which takes place on January 28th, 2022.

The Shortlist

We’re pleased to share details of the finalists of each of the eight categories. Selecting 8 for each category was very tough because all entries showed a passion and enthusiasm in bringing out the best in franchising both for their franchisees and the entire community.

Marketing Excellence

The Marketing Excellence award recognises franchises and businesses in the franchising sector which go above and beyond to help promote their franchisees and to help bring out the best of franchising and their services within their community. By effectively marketing, both the franchisor and franchisees efforts can have a positive impact on neighbouring franchisees and therefore working as a team is essential and this awards category, brings the recognition deserved.

  • it’seeze Franchise
  • Tappy Toes Franchise
  • Fantastic Services Franchise
  • Access 4 Lofts Franchise
  • Get Ahead Franchise
  • Social Media Directions (Esemdee)
  • Kidslingo Franchise
  • Fit20 Franchise

Marketing Excellence

Best Adaptation to Change

The Best Adaptation to Change award recognises businesses which have gone above and beyond over the past year to help their franchisees and customers during various challenges brought about not just by COVID19 pandemic, but to changes in their own sectors as well. Through reading each of the nominations as to why the franchise should be recognised for an award, it was clear there have been huge adaptations to help franchisees through the challenges presented by COVID-19 and so these efforts are recognised within the Best Adaptation to Change award.

  • Lingotot Franchise
  • My Homecare Franchise
  • Your Mortgage Plus Franchise
  • Concept Claim Solutions Franchise
  • Bodystreet Franchise
  • Pass The Keys Franchise
  • Harmony at Home Franchise
  • Electro Clean Franchise

Best Adaptation to Change

Franchisee of the Year

The Franchisee of the Year award recognises individual franchisees that have excelled within their franchise network. Through overcoming challenges and adapting to change, to providing a service to customers and clients which continuously exceeds expectations, Franchisee of the Year recognises hardwork and motivation shown by franchisees.

  • Niri Patel (Fit20)
  • Alexandra Turner (Tappy Toes)
  • Jackie Hudson (ourHRpeople)
  • Keith Harrison (Screen Rescue)
  • Aisha Barut (Little Learners)
  • Philippa Day (Harmony at Home)
  • Zoe Fearnley (Harmony at Home)
  • John Cooper (it’seeze)

Franchisee of the Year

New Franchisor of the Year

Our New Franchisor of the Year award recognises the hard work and enthusiasm for franchising demonstrated by business owners bringing their business into the franchising world. There’s no denying franchising your business is a big step forward, bringing about a considerable number of challenges, mentally and financially. Through preparing franchise documentation, agreements and legal practices, to establishing the pilot operation and recruiting the first franchisees and growing the business, the New Franchisor of the Year award recognises those that have faced, and overcome these challenges, and made a strong impact in the franchising community.

  • Electro Clean Franchise
  • Access 4 Lofts Franchise
  • Screen Rescue Franchise
  • Care Improvement Associates Franchise
  • ourHRpeople Franchise
  • The Dice Box Franchise
  • School is Easy Franchise
  • Sales Geek Franchise

The New Franchisor of the Year award is sponsored by Azura Group. Azura Group provide a wide range of services to the franchising community, for both franchisors and franchisees, including cloud based CRM software to help manage franchisees and customers. Some of the features Azura Group’s software include are tools for financial data, operational performance (such as KPI monitoring), franchise recruitment, compliance, job scheduling, automated invoicing, mobile applications, class management, email marketing campaigns and much more, all under one roof.

New Franchisor of the Year

Best Franchising Supplier

The Best Franchising Supplier award recognises businesses within the franchising community which provide the highest levels of service to franchise businesses to help them be successful. The Best Franchising Supplier category recognises franchise consultants, legal advisors, banks, marketing companies and so many more who help make the franchising sector what it is today. There’s no denying that without them, franchising wouldn’t be what it is.

  • Mr Franchise
  • Runo
  • Franchise Resales
  • Rebian
  • Franchise UK
  • Big Red Box PR
  • Team River
  • The Business Clinic

Best Franchising Supplier

Best Technology and Innovation

The Best Technology and Innovation award recognises franchises which have utilised technology to its fullest extent to empower their franchisees to grow and further their success in the world of franchising.

Pink Connect sponsor the Best Technology and Innovation award, through providing high quality telecommunication solutions to businesses and franchises. Commination is paramount and plays an important, yet overlooked roll from franchise training to customer marketing and engagement, Pink Connect provide a wide range of services to the communications market standing out from the crowd.

  • Jam Coding Franchise
  • Pink Connect Franchise
  • it’seeze Franchise
  • Fit20 Franchise
  • Care Improvement Associates Franchise
  • Pass The Keys Franchise
  • Social Media Directions (esemdee)
  • Kidslingo

Best Technology and Innovation

Best Franchisee Support

Our Best Franchisee Support award recognises franchisors and businesses which provide the highest levels of support within the franchising community to help franchisees be the best they possibly can. This category recognises franchises which provide solid training to get franchisees up and running efficiently, and friendly ongoing support. Ongoing support may include new products and services to help the franchisee stay ahead of competitors. Suppliers to the franchising industry also recognised, such as businesses which help franchisees with marketing, provision of software and products.

  • Shuttercraft
  • Platinum Property Partners
  • Access 4 Lofts
  • Screen Rescue
  • Tappy Toes
  • Coffee Blue
  • Walfinch
  • Little Learners

Best Franchisee Support

Franchisor of the Year

Our most prestigious category, the Franchisor of the Year award recognises businesses which consistently provide the highest levels of support to their franchisees, provide their franchisees with everything they need to be successful, and are deserving of an award for being all round model franchisor.

  • Your Mortgage Plus
  • Access 4 Lofts
  • Pink Connect
  • Pink Spaghetti
  • Shuttercraft
  • Walfinch
  • Get Ahead
  • Pass The Keys

Franchisor of the Year

 

Well done to everyone that received nominations for the Virtual Franchising Awards 2022, i’m sure all of you are deserving of at least one of the above awards, however only 8 can be shortlisted for each category and only 3 can be winners of this year’s Virtual Franchising Awards. Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony in January. More details will be announced closer to the time.

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