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The British Franchise Association announces the finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the 14 finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. According to the information provided, the shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represent sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global telecommunications.

The Awards, now in their 23rd year, have been divided up into three categories: The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award; The HSBC Franchisee Support Award and The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award.

The franchisors shortlisted for the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award, supported by Express Newspapers are: Autosmart International, Driver Hire, TaxAssist Accountants, Home Instead Senior Care and McDonald’s Restaurants.

The five finalists for the HSBC Franchisee Support Award are: O2, Jasper’s Franchise, Countrywide Signs, Maid2Clean and Auditel.

The following businesses have been shortlisted for the Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award: EnviroVent, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Cafe 2 U and Mac Tools.

Brian Smart, Director General, bfa, said: “We are seeing businesses challenge industry standards and employ ethical business practices in order to inspire future franchisors and franchisees. Our finalists are being recognised for doing just that. The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards offer a chance for UK franchisors to be acknowledged for these successes and we very much look forward to showcasing the best of the best at our gala dinner in June.”

The winners in each of the three categories will be announced at the 23rd British Franchisor of the Year Awards Gala Dinner on 21st June 2012 at the Telford International Centre. (kbp)

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