#Franchisee of the Year Awards finalists unveiled

With only a couple of months until the 2010 Franchisee of the Year ceremony, 16 of the UK’s best franchisees have been unveiled, who will battle it out for the prestigious title.

As one of the most sought after awards in the business, competition is always fierce, and just a quick glance at the latest lucky 16 reveals that this will once again be a very closely fought contest.

The franchisees hail from a diverse range of sectors including property, transport and home improvement. McDonalds, Belvoir Lettings and Autosmart each boast more than one finalist- although they are based in different regions.

Signs Express, Dairy Crest, Apollo Blinds, Granite Transformation, Card Connection and Cash Generator also have franchisees in the running.

The finalists now have a busy time ahead of them as they prepare to present to the judging panel- which consists of some of the most knowledgeable and influential figures in franchising.

General Director at bfa, Brian Smart commented:

“This year’s nominations for the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards highlight the qualities needed to succeed, demonstrating innovation, creativity and the will to be as good as they possibly can and therefore all should be congratulated.”

In the coming days, 16 will be whittled down to five- who will then go on to attend a grand ceremony in September, where the overall winner will be unveiled.