Thursday 19th September

Jurys Inn Milton Keynes

Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP

A Celebration of Franchising Excellence

The AFA is delighted to announce its First Annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the incredible achievements made not only by our members, but the wider, UK franchising community as a whole

With categories covering franchisors, franchisees, suppliers and partners, the AFA Awards will recognise and reward these valuable contributions, all of which are essential to the development and growth of this rapidly evolving sector.

This glittering, black-tie event is your exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of the franchising sector, network and build relationships with other franchising professionals who can help you take your business to where you want it to be. The evening will kick off with a champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous, gala dinner and awards ceremony.



Why nominate?

Whether you’re a franchisor, franchisee or supplier, being nominated for and subsequently winning an industry award will help raise the credibility of your business and set you apart from your competition.

Nominating your franchisees is also an incredibly effective way of motivating them and highlighting their achievements, as well as promoting the success of your own franchise network.

If you’re a franchisee, why not nominate your own, inspirational franchise leader or a supplier who has supported you throughout your business journey and enabled your business to grow?

Why sponsor an award?

Sponsoring an award is guaranteed to raise the profile of your brand within the franchising community and position your organisation as a major player within the sector. As a supplier, award sponsorship will prove your commitment to the franchising sector and provide you with an invaluable opportunity to network and build relationships with influential business leaders from all over the UK.

If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Claire Robinson at claire@theafa.org.uk.

The Judging Process

If you would like to nominate a person or business for any award, please fill out our nomination form to provide us with some initial information about the person or business and why you are nominating them. There is no limit to the number of awards you can apply for.

Once we receive a nomination, we will contact the individual or business directly, inform them that they have been nominated and request that they complete the application questionnaire.

If you are applying for an award yourself, please take a look at our categories by clicking the link below and complete an application questionnaire.

Check Out Our Categories & Apply or Nominate

The deadline for all applications is 31st May 2019.

The judging team, which is comprised of highly respected industry professionals, along with representatives from the AFA, will then consider all applications.

The shortlist of finalists will be announced on 4th June 2019.

Following this, the judges will contact each nominee to discuss their application. The judges will assign a score to each of the shortlist and this will decide the winners in each category.

On the night, we will announce a Bronze, Silver and Gold winner in each category.

Key Dates

31st May
Deadline for applications
4th June
Shortlist announced
31st July
Early Bird Ticket Deadline
19th September
Awards Ceremony

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