The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the finalists in their BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards 2023. 
The awards, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the franchising world, recognise and celebrate the success of franchisees and franchisors in the UK franchise industry. The awards are sponsored by HSBC Bank. 
The winners will be revealed at a black-tie awards dinner in Birmingham on Thursday 9th November 2023 after the association’s annual conference. 
The finalists in the BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards 2023 are: 
Category: Franchisor of the Year Award 
1. ActionCOACH 
2. Agency Express 
3. Driver Hire 
4. InXpress 
5. Mathnasium 
6. Premier Education 
Category: Emerging Franchisor Award 
1. Canopy 
2. Get a Drip 
3. Rise 
4. The Cat Butler 
Category: Franchisor of the Year – Lifestyle Award 
1. Dog First Aid 
2. Extra Help 
3. Pink Spaghetti 
4. Harmony at Home 
Category: Leadership and Culture Award 
1. Greene King 
2. Revive! Auto Innovations 
3. Snap Fitness 
4. Visiting Angels 
Category: Franchisor Trailblazer Award 
1. Fastsigns 
2. GoodOaks Home Care 
3. Water Babies 
Category: Brand Awareness Award 
1. Snap Fitness 
2. Speedy Freight 
3. Water Babies 
Franchisee Awards 
Category: Next Generation Award 
1. ChipsAway (Brandon Akerman) 
2. Driver Hire (Connor Ferguson) 
3. Snap-on Tools (Luke Henderson) 
Category: Lifestyle Award 
1. Computer Xplorers (Richard & Emily Simcox) 
2. Get Ahead (Kristy Roff & Suzanne Evett) 
3. Mini First Aid (Jen Fisher) 
4. Puddle Ducks (Ellie Cawdwell) 
Category: Community Focus Award 
1. Costa Coffee (Diljit Brar) 
2. Home Instead (Anitra Camargo) 
3. McDonald’s Restaurants (Ian Stephenson) 
4. Merry Maids (Debbie Walker) 
Category: Franchisee Trailblazer Award 
1. ServiceMaster (Siva Kugathas) 
2. Concept Claim Solutions (Gary Dimond) 
3. Mathnasium (John Preston) 
4. Swimtime (Fiona Marshall) 
Category: HSBC Best in Class Multi-Unit Single Brand Award 
1. Home Instead (Suhail Rehman) 
2. Pret a Manger (James Lipscombe) 
3. Swimtime (Terri & Andrew Vince) 
Category: HSBC Best in Class Multi-Unit Brand Award 
1. Adil Group (Raja Adil) 
2. Goldex Investments (Diljit Brar) 
3. Ice King (Angelina Mouralidarane) 
Chief Executive of the BFA Pip Wilkins said: “We were very impressed with the overall standard of entries we received this year. Notably, it was great to see new brands entering for the first time and the strength of the next generation of franchisors and franchisees coming through. There were some particularly impressive entries in the Leadership and Culture and Trailblazer categories, and it was wonderful to see brands referencing milestones as part of their entries. Generally, we shortlisted more entries than we usually would, which was a testament to the overall strength of the entries we received. Gillian and I would like to thank everyone who entered as we appreciate the amount of time and hard work that goes into each entry. We are happy to provide feedback to brands who were not successful this year; to allow them to learn from the experience and come back stronger next year.” 
UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking, at sponsors HSBC Gillian Morris said: “Shortlisting candidates for the BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards is one of the toughest challenges of the year, once more the candidates were a very high standard, and it was very tough to shortlist just a few entries. I was really impressed at the diversity of entries across brands and sectors, which is a great testament of the strength and reach of the franchise industry. I am looking forward to meeting the finalists and wish them all luck.” 
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