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.

Our 2019 AFA finalists, in no particular order, are as follows…

Franchisor of the Year – sponsored by BBX UK

Caroline Sparks – Turtle Tots
Angela Sterling – Lingotot
Kristine Monaghan – Mess Around UK

Franchise Leader of the Year – sponsored by the AFA (available for sponsorship)

Andrew Alleway – Tidy Green Clean
Helen Gillies – Tots Play
Simon Jackson-Turner – The Inclusion Project

Best Franchise Support – sponsored by The Office Genie

Dan Van Kuyk – Betterclean Services
Jo Middleton – Dog First Aid
Cathy Harding – Cookstars

Outstanding Franchise Marketing – sponsored by Business Live

Amy Cross-Webber – Spoton.net
Jenny Farenden – Fantastic Services
Denise Gosney – Razzamataz

Franchisee Network Contribution – sponsored by Accentia

Kirsten Reeves – Debutots Worcestershire
Sarah Canavan – Lingotot Bexley
Nealem Stephens – Extra Help Maidenhead and Windsor

Franchisee of the Year – sponsored by TRUSTist®

Michelle Collins – Pink Spaghetti PA Services Chester and North Wales
Sunny Mandeer – 4×4 Vehicle Hire Cotswolds and Birmingham
Zoe Saccoccio – Turtle Tots West Yorkshire

Outstanding Young Franchisee – sponsored by Daltons Business

Nick Furlong & Gemma Hextall – Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield
Daniel Procter – No Letting Go Gravesend, Medway and Dartford
Cameron Walters – The Inclusion Project West London

Supplier of the Year – sponsored by 4x4 Vehicle Hire

Kieran James – Paykeeper
Stephen Thompson – Darwin Gray
Nigel Apperley – TRUSTist®

Best New Franchise – sponsored by Roden Associates

Debra Rose & Sophie Limming – Healthy Feet Franchises
Becky Hoare – Pop Up Play Village
Joanne Aldridge – The Holiday Franchise Company

All finalists will receive a bronze, silver or gold placement on awards night!

We hope to see you there! Use the button below to book tickets for this exciting event.

Key Dates

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

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