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2017 Franchise Marketing Awards Winners and Finalists

Agency Express

Agency Express is the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services. Established in 1998, their national network of van-based franchise operators, service and maintain over 47% of all estate agency boards across the UK. Today, Agency Express has a network of 114 franchisees and boasts two bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards.
Finalist: Best Website


Founded in 1994, the Auditel service was pioneered to help UK companies make effective and informed procurement decisions. Their award-winning business model has been successfully replicated by over 160 franchisees who proudly serve more than 3,000 clients in almost every sector of the economy.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Website

Business Doctors

Business Doctors is a network of experienced business people, passionate about sharing their skills and experiences. Their aim is to offer ‘hands-on’ support to business owners enabling them to overcome their individual challenges and help achieve their aspirations for growth.
Finalist: Best PR Campaign


Cafe2U UK is the UK’s biggest mobile coffee company, with 90 vans covering the length and breadth of the country. Having recruited its first franchisee in 2006, the business has gone from strength to strength and is now the nation’s fourth-largest coffee company.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support


Caremark is a management franchise with franchisees recruiting their care staff to deliver award-winning care and support to clients living in their own homes. It is an opportunity to run a successful home care operation whilst fulfilling a social need to a high standard.
Finalist: Best Website

Century 21

Century 21 is one of the largest residential estate agency organisations in the world, with a global network comprised of over 7,400 offices and 111,000 agents operating in 78 countries. The UK franchise was established in 2005, and has since grown a reputation for providing reliable, honest and professional services.
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign

Clarriots Care

Clarriots Care is a market-leading UK health and social care provider who continues to make a difference to thousands of people across the country. They deliver a high-quality care service to individuals within the comfort of their own home.
Finalist: Best Print Advert


Colourfence is a unique, low-maintenance weatherproof fencing system that’s guaranteed for 25 years. Franchisees supply and distribute the product in a protected territory of their own. This is a low-overhead franchise that can be operated from home. 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Website

Dream Doors

With close to 80 franchisees nationwide, Dream Doors is the UK’s largest kitchen facelift retailer. No experience is necessary as this is a sales and management opportunity. Top franchisees can earn £150,000 a year. The average showroom achieves an annual turnover of half-a-million pounds at a 15% – 20% net margin.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Website
Winner: Best Online Marketing Campaign 


The easy brand is one of the most recognisable and trailblazing iconic brands in the world. Established in 2010, easyGym now has almost 100,000 members in the UK using its facilities. One of the key ambitions of easyGym is to deliver an unrivalled, truly global experience, and franchising is the key to achieving that goal.
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign
Winner: Best Print Advert


EnviroVent develops, manufactures and installs energy-efficient and sustainable ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality and provide guaranteed solutions to condensation and mould. The EnviroVent franchise has been in operation since 2009 and has a total of 49 territories across the UK offering a full turnkey service to ensure the correct ventilation solutions for domestic properties are achieved.
Winner: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Expense Reduction Analysts

Expense Reduction Analysts is part of a global network of procurement consultants with circa 135 specialists in the UK & Ireland. They use our specialists' experience to offer businesses strategic advice and practical methods which optimise relationships, get the best from suppliers and generate cash savings for delighted clients.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Website

Fantastic Services

Fantastic Services was founded in 2009 by Rune Sovndahl and Anton Skarlatov. It is the one-stop shop for over 25 professional home cleaning and maintenance services, with over 2,000 dedicated professionals making up more than 300 franchises in the UK, Australia and the USA.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Fun Fest

Fun Fest Holiday Club runs Ofsted registered holiday clubs for 3 to 15-year-olds during the school holidays, offering children a menu of exciting activities to choose from so they can each design their own unique holiday programme. We offer parents a holiday childcare solution which suits everyone in the family.
Finalist: Best Website


Greenmotion UK is a vehicle rental company. They currently operate in 16 locations across the UK, and most franchisees own multiple locations. Greenmotion is the only vehicle rental company to be 100% franchised and a member of the bfa, offering support to their network that is unrivalled in the industry.
Finalist: Best Website

Heritage Healthcare

Heritage Healthcare Franchising is a homecare management franchise with head offices in Darlington. Both company-owned and franchise offices provide expert care to individuals who have been assessed as needing support to enable them to continue living independently, within their own home and community.
Finalist: Best Website

Home Care Preferred

The vision of Home Care Preferred is to provide a complete care solution for their clients, be that through their living aid shop, care services or a signposting service. Every suitable location in the UK will benefit from the innovative concept that Home Care Preferred provides.
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign, Best Website

Kare Plus

Kare Plus is the UK’s most established multi-service healthcare franchise; supplying nursing, care and medical staff to hospitals, nursing and care homes, as well as a wide range of medical and non-medical services to people in their own homes, including complex and live-in care services.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Website

Local Appliance Rentals

Local Appliance Rentals is the affordable, debt-free way for families to access big-ticket household items. UK demand for Local Appliance Rentals is soaring. Their low-overhead, high-profit margin business model means existing franchisees have the potential to earn more than £300K per annum. 
Finalist: Best PR Campaign

Minster Cleaning Services

Minster Cleaning Services was established in 1982 and became a full member of the bfa in 1992. Today, more than 40 branches provide office and commercial cleaning services to thousands of organisations nationwide. With a turnover approaching £40 million, they are the UK’s largest commercial cleaning management franchise.
Finalist: Best Website


Optic-Kleer has been a windscreen repair franchise since 1991 with 52 established operators in the UK. Its' franchisees work from retail sites where they repair customers’ windscreens while they shop. 
Finalist: Best Website

Premier Sport

Premier Sport is the largest activity provider for children in the UK, with 9 million visits on their activity schedule last year. They get one child active, every second of every working day, every week of the year! Premier Sport employ over 1,000 passionate and talented activity professionals, delivering sessions to 5-12 year olds.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign
Winner: Best PR Campaign


Ripples is an award-winning bathroom retailer with 14 UK showrooms. Founded in 1988, Ripples have built up an impressive collection of showrooms nationwide and have become famed for designing beautiful bathrooms. Ripples employs over 25 talented bathroom designers who embrace the challenge of creating unique bathrooms that are tailored to an individual’s needs. 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign


Shakeaway, the world’s largest milkshake bar company, has been the unique and original re-inventor of milkshakes since 1999 with a cult following. With 50 franchises in the UK and international stores growing to 73 by 2017, Shakeaway operates successfully in the cold dessert marketplace offering over 180 flavours and millions of possible combinations. 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign


Shuttercraft supplies and fits premium S:CRAFT plantation shutters, helping transform UK homes and commercial premises into stylish spaces. The Shuttercraft brand is built around providing exceptional service, from providing expert advice without pressurised sales tactics to the quality of the survey and installation.
Finalist: Best Website 

Smiley Booth

Smiley Booth offers a bespoke and innovative photo entertainment and marketing service to corporate and private events around the world through our network of franchises. Smiley Booth provides franchisees with a full-service events business, multiple revenue streams, and ongoing, in-depth marketing support while encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools is the world’s number one professional tool brand. They are the leading global manufacturer and distributor of tools for the professional technician. Franchisees deliver gold-standard, premium products to technicians up and down the country. Their unique business opportunity offers the chance to be your own boss whilst being supported by an elite team of industry specialists.
Winner: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

The Creation Station

The Creation Station inspires imagination through award-winning arts and crafts classes, parties and events for children and adults. This innovative, friendly and people focused company has been rated 5-stars in an independent franchise satisfaction survey and also holds a 5-star rating by customers. 
Winner: Best Website

Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor is the fastest growing in-home tutoring franchise in the world. Franchisees work with families to thoroughly assess a child’s needs and then carefully select the best-fit tutor based on goals, personality and learning style. Tutors visit students so that they can learn in the comfort of home, at a time that suits them.
Finalist: Best Website

Warrens Bakery

As one of the UK’s top three craft bakeries and the World’s oldest pasty maker, Warren’s Bakery are devoted to baking. Nothing makes them happier than using fresh ingredients, trying new recipes and rolling out, kneading or crimping hand-crafted products and they are very proud to be on track to be the fastest growing franchise business in the UK this year.
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign