THE AFA FRANCHISE AWARDS 2020

NOMINATIONS OPEN 30TH MARCH 2020

Entries close 1st June 2020

AWARDS CEREMONY 12TH NOVEMBER 2020

Welcome to the AFA Franchise Awards 2020

Now in their second year, the prestigious AFA Awards are designed to reward, recognise and celebrate the brightest stars from within the franchising sector.

We know that creating and maintaining a strong franchise network requires an enormous amount of ongoing time, commitment, effort and determination, as does running a successful franchise. The AFA Awards will recognise and reward these valuable contributions to the overall development and ongoing growth of the franchising sector, as well as highlight the services of key suppliers.

Each category is scored by a panel of independent (without bias) judges, consisting of highly experienced franchising professionals from both within and outside of the AFA.

Why enter for an award?

It is always a huge honour to be nominated for an award, and can hugely benefit your business, raising its profile and brand recognition and highlighting its expertise and achievements to the wider franchising community.

With categories covering franchisors, franchisees, Head Office staff and suppliers, these all-encompassing awards aim to include professionals from every aspect of our rapidly evolving sector.

If you believe that one of your team or a supplier has performed particularly well this year, this is your chance to shout about it!

Why sponsor an award?

The AFA Annual Awards would not be possible without the involvement of our sponsors.

If you want to raise the profile of your brand within the sector, sponsoring an award is a highly effective way to do so. As a supplier, or franchise, 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.

A HUGE thank you to last years sponsors BBX UK, 4×4 Vehicle Hire, TRUSTist®, Daltons Business, The Office Genie, Roden Associates, Accentia Franchise Consultants, Business Live UK & The AFA.

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. If you are interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Sarah Canny at sarah@theafa.org.uk.

Entries Open: 30/03/2020
Closing date: 01/06/2020
Awards Ceremony: 12/11/2020

Award Categories

Nominate a friend/colleague/family member – General Nomination Form.

Outstanding Young Franchisor

This award will be given to a franchisor who will be 30 years old or younger in November 2020. They must show exceptional drive, dedication and growth within their business.
The winner of this award will truly be an ambassador for the franchise sector and will be able to demonstrate outstanding growth, franchisee development, innovation and customer service. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISORS 30 OR UNDER

Best New Franchise

This award will be given to a franchise launched since November 2018 which can show exceptional leadership, success and growth in its field. Leadership, support, innovation and growth will all be taken into consideration when judging this category. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

THE BUSINESS MAY BE EXISTING PRIOR, BUT FRANCHISE ELEMENT MUST BE NEW

Outstanding Young Franchisee

This award will be given to a franchisee who will be 30 years old or younger in September 2020. They must show exceptional drive, dedication and growth within their business.
Customer Service, Marketing and Leadership will all be taken into consideration when judging this category. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISEES 30 OR UNDER

Franchisee of the Year

This award will be given to a franchisee who can show exceptional drive, dedication and growth within their business. Customer Service, Marketing and Leadership will all be taken into consideration when judging this category. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISEES

Best Franchise Support

This award will be given to a franchise that can demonstrate a true understanding of what their franchisees need and offer an exceptional support structure to help their franchisees grow. Communications, events, online and offline training and support will all be taken into consideration. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISORS & HEAD OFFICE STAFF

Franchisee Network Contribution

This award will be given to a franchisee who can show a willingness to share amongst their franchise network and a proactive approach to the franchise community. Proactivity, Willingness to Share and Outside Marketing will all be taken into consideration when judging this category. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISEES

Franchisor of the Year

This award will be given to a franchise that shows excellence in all areas. The winner of this award will truly be an ambassador for the franchise sector and will be able to demonstrate outstanding growth, franchisee development, innovation and customer service. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISORS

Outstanding Franchise Marketing

This award will be given to a franchise that can demonstrate excellence in marketing activities both to potential franchisees and to consumers. Online and offline activities will be considered including website, social media, online campaigns, print media, events and public relations. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR THE FRANCHISE/HEAD OFFICE STAFF/FRANCHISORS/FRANCHISEES

Supplier of the Year

This award will be given to a supplier who can show exceptional support and delivery to the UK franchise sector. Customer Service, Quality and Dedication to the Franchise Sector will all be taken into consideration when judging this category. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR SUPPLIERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS TO THE FRANCHISE SECTOR

Franchise Leader of the Year

This award will be given to an outstanding franchise leader who works tirelessly to demonstrate exceptional support, growth and direction of their franchise. Leadership quality, proactive nature and inspirational drive will all be taken into consideration. Members and non-members of the AFA can apply for this award, but you must be a franchise active within the UK market.

FOR FRANCHISORS & HEAD OFFICE STAFF

Quality Accreditation

The AFA provides the Franchise Industry within the United Kingdom with a voluntary, self-regulatory body; serving its members, potential new franchisees and the industry as a whole.

Ethical Values

Our Ethical Practises

Our Values & Principles ensure our organisation remains focused and driven to our collective objectives, surrounding the growth, development and awareness of the Franchise Industry within the United Kingdom.

Support and Information

Support

Whether you are seeking a franchise opportunity or are an existing franchisor, the AFA provides you with guidance, support and straightforward advice.

Philosophy

Philosophy

We are committed to supporting the collective franchising community and ultimately contributing to the development of the UK franchising industry.

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