Going for Gold – BFA Franchisor of the Year 2023

We are thrilled and deeply honoured to announce that Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services, has won the prestigious BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year Gold award.

Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ the BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whilst also providing an educational space and accreditations, governed by their high standards and a code of ethics.

The award often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the franchising world’ were held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023. This coveted accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. It is not not just a recognition of past achievements but serves as a motivating force to continue pushing boundaries and setting new standards within the industry.

Commenting on their win managing director Ben Brookes said:

To win this award means absolutely everything to us. The culmination of the tireless hard work from the Agency Express network and HQ team, we are truly overwhelmed to be recognised by the BFA as the best in the business

Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the BFA added:

Our huge congratulations to Agency Express, on this tremendous win. We had some fantastic entries this year but theirs really stood out from the crowd. We would like to thank them for being such great ambassadors for the BFA and for representing the very best in UK franchising.

UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking at sponsors HSBC Bank Gillian Morris commented:

The diversity of franchising on display at tonight’s awards ceremony – across so many brands and sectors – demonstrates the strength and reach of the industry.  Choosing a winner is never easy and I’d like to join Pip in thanking everyone who entered and send our warm congratulations to Agency Express on this very well-deserved award.

As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we remain committed to our core values and the principles that have brought us to this pinnacle of success. Agency Express will continue to strive for excellence, innovation, and inclusivity, guided by the shared vision of our remarkable team.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this remarkable achievement. The BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year award is a shared success, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of Agency Express in the years to come.