Agency Express announced as bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalist

We’re delighted to announce that Agency Express the UK’s largest, multiple award-winning estate agency board franchise, has been revealed as finalists in the prestigious ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards.

Of the 900+ UK franchise brands Agency Express are amongst the 18 finalists to present to a judging panel of industry experts on the 20th or 21st March.

Achieving an award for ‘Franchisor of the Year’ is the highest honour available to franchise brand.  The awards recognise the UK’s most exceptional franchisors for their business growth, development, service excellence and commitment to ethical franchising practice.

The final announcement of the winner and awards presentation will be held at the ‘ bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards ’ gala dinner on Thursday 28th June.

Pip Wilkins, the bfa’s CEO, commented,

Our annual awards are proving more popular than ever, with a 32% increase in entries this year over 2017, so it’s been a tough task to narrow it down to our 18 finalists. I’d like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate our finalists, you have already earned the right to proudly display our new bfa HSBC Franchise Award Finalist logo. It’s wonderful to see so many great entries, the effort and commitment that goes into every one is undeniable. Good luck to all on the shortlist and I look forward to seeing your presentations next month!

Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising for HSBC, added,

To recognise the achievements of all the finalists of the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, 2018 is an essential part of promoting excellence and best practise for all franchisors working in the UK. Comparing one great entry against another is never easy, particularly as every year the standard seems to increase. I’m proud to be on the judging panel again, looking forward to the entry presentations and excited to continue HSBC’s support of this excellent awards programme.

Final thoughts came from Agency Express Managing Director Stephen Watson who commented,

Agency Express are delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2018 ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards. The revered award showcases the UK’s most exceptional franchisors and achieving a place in the final selection illustrates our commitment to our franchisees, their success and their wellbeing. To be recognised as ‘Franchisor of the Year’ is truly the kitemark of franchise excellence and something every franchise should aspire to.