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The bfa announces the finalists for its 2009 Franchisee of the Year Awards

Each year, the bfa presents its national Franchisee of the Year Awards which are sponsored by HSBC and Express Newspapers and highlight the outstanding efforts and achievements of the top franchisees in the UK. According to the information provided, there are currently around 34,600 franchisee businesses operating in the UK today so being shortlisted as one of the ten national finalists is a huge accolade for the individuals involved.

The ten finalists are for this year’s awards are: Julia Levene of Little Kickers, Mike Smith of McDonald’s, Sandra Redmond of Molly Maid, Tim & Karen Lester of NBC Bird and Pest Solutions, Surjit & Balvinder Dhillion of O2, Sarah Skelton of Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs, David & Anne Hitch of Signs Express, Mark Fordham of TaxAssist Accountants, Tamsin Brewis of Water Babies and Kieran Greene & Beverley Watts of Wiltshire Farm Foods.

The Gold Winner of the awards will receive 00 cash from HSBC, together with a trophy and the title bfa/HSBC Franchisee of the Year. The Silver and Bronze Winners will receive 00 and 00 respectively courtesy of HSBC. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner which is being held at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 01 October ahead of the National Franchise Exhibition that is taking place on 2 and 3 October 2009 at the NEC in Birmingham. (kbp)

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