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We are proud to announce the finalists of the 2018 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

To be considered, franchises must have taken part in the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey. In the survey, franchisees are asked to anonymously score the franchisor on qualities such as initial training, ongoing support, their relationship with the franchisor and whether they would recommend the franchise to a prospective franchisee. The top-performing franchises in the survey are then put forward as finalists in the Best Franchise Awards.

The 2018 finalists are:
Best New Entry
Jigsaw Performing Arts
Language for Fun
Well Polished

Best Franchise, Business-to-Business
ActionCOACH
Pink Spaghetti
The HR Dept

Best Franchise, Business-to-Consumer
Diamond Home Support
Language for Fun
Well Polished

Best Franchise Management
Home Instead Senior Care
Molly Maid
Right at Home

Best Franchise, Children’s Services
Boogie Beat music and movement
Debutots
Kidslingo
Jigsaw Performing Arts

Best Franchise, Van-Based
Autosmart
Mac Tools

Steven Frost, our CEO, said: “In 2018, we’ve seen a really diverse range of franchisors participate in the Best Franchise programme, with a dozen first-time entrants competing alongside established brands, which take part in the awards every year. These finalists have already shown themselves to be among the very best in the country, according to their franchisees, so we would like to offer our congratulations to them.”

The winners of the Best Franchise Awards 2018 will be announced during the annual Best Franchise Conference – an event that brings together the top franchisors from across the UK to network and share their experiences.

The keynote speaker for the event is James Sinclair, CEO of Partyman Group and the Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs Network. He will be presenting on ‘How To Grow: 8 Lessons from an 8 Figure Entrepreneur’ in which he will share his eight rules for business success gained over the course of his career, spanning entertainment, leisure and business training.

The event will also feature Best Practice Exchanges, run by Franchise Finance and Franchise Resales, which will offer practical insights and advice on how to drive success. Other speakers include:
Trevor Brocklebank, Chairman of the British Franchise Association
David Batch, CEO of Premier Education Group
Craig Brown, Chris Cook, Dave Galvin and Vicki Mitman of TeamDT
Melisaan Foster, Head of Client Delivery at WorkBuzz, speaking on ‘Maximising Your Biggest Asset: Your People’
• And Louise Harris

The Best Franchise Conference 2018 takes place on 4 December at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester (Smith Way, Grove Park, Leicester, LE19 1SW).