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2018 Franchise Marketing Awards Winners and Finalists

ARTventurers

ARTventurers was founded in 2011 by mum-of-two Fiona Simpson. Since then, it has grown into a national company of award-winning ARTventurers franchisees. ARTventurers are passionate about getting children involved in art and creative play from an early age.
Finalist: Best PR Campaign

Auditel

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

Cafe2U

Cafe2U UK is one of the UK’s biggest mobile coffee companies, 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

Caremark is a management franchise with franchisees recruiting 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 Print Advert

ChipsAway

ChipsAway are not only the original and market-leading, but also the largest network of automotive paintwork repairers in the UK. A comprehensive four-week training course, and ongoing support in areas such as marketing and business development, ensures their franchisees have the best possible start to running their own businesses.
Winner: Best Print Advert

Colourfence

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 Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Print Advert
Winner: Best Website


Dream Doors

With close to 80 franchisees nationwide, Dream Doors is one of the UK’s largest kitchen facelift retailers. 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 Online Marketing Campaign, Best Print Advert, Best Website
Winner: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Driver Hire

A proven B2B management franchise with over 100 offices and a 30+ year track record, Driver Hire is an award-winning specialist recruitment company, supplying temporary staff to the transport and logistics sector. The average turnover for its franchisees in 2017/18 was over £1.1m.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Escapology

Escapology is a world-leading escape room company. It delivers a premium experience and comprehensive support services. ‪The foundation of their success is professionalism. They deliver the full package to make your escape room venue successful, including lead generation, online training, branding campaigns, detailed game guides and customizable marketing tools.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Expense Reduction Analysts

Expense Reduction Analysts is part of a global network of procurement consultants with circa 135 specialists in the UK & Ireland. It uses their 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.
Winner: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

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

The Frank Partnership

The Frank Partnership recruited its first franchisee in June 2016 and today, has 21 franchisees across the country. They are the only sophisticated property investment franchise, specialising in helping franchisees to find and monetise innovative win-win opportunities in property investment. 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

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. It offers parents a holiday childcare solution which suits everyone in the family.
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 Print Advert


InXpress

Since starting in 1999, InXpress has become one of the UK’s top global delivery partners. They offer customers solutions for both international and domestic express requirements. The InXpress franchise offers you high-earning, residual income, suitable for anyone with business or management experience, even without freight or shipping experience.
Winner: Best Online Marketing Campaign


Local Appliance Rentals

At Local Appliance Rentals, they rent household appliances, electronics and furniture to customers over 12-36 months. The customers make small regular rental payments and at the end of the agreement, the customers can take advantage of the £0 gift it offer.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support


Lovelle Estate Agency

Lovelle Estate Agency was originally founded in 1932, and today is a regional network which operates 20 branches across Lincolnshire and East Riding. It is Greater Lincolnshire’s largest estate agency network with offices also in North and North East Lincolnshire (which form part of the Humber/Yorkshire region).
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support


Mobalpa Kitchens

From deep in the heart of the French Alps, Mobalpa Kitchens are renowned for the design, manufacture and distribution of unique kitchens, bathrooms & living furniture, since 1907. With over 350 showrooms worldwide and producing over 60,000 kitchens per year, Mobalpa decided to open their pilot store in Warrington, Cheshire in 2012. 
Finalist: Best Website

Molly Maid

Molly Maid is the most recognised brand in the UK’s home cleaning industry. The brand was launched in the UK in 1984 by Pam Bader who later became the first female Chairwoman of the British Franchise Association. With over 74 franchises across the UK, it offers consistent and reliable bespoke service to suit the customers individual needs.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Monkey Music

Celebrating 25 years of magical music making, Monkey Music is widely regarded as the UK’s leading light in pre-school education. Its mission; to make every Monkey Music experience form a life-long love of music.
Finalist: Best Website

Radfield Home Care

Radfield Home Care franchise partners specialise in providing care to older people within their own home. With an ageing population and decreasing local authority funding, franchise partners benefit from the rapidly expanding private marketplace providing stable profit margins; allowing them to provide the level of care they would expect for their own parents.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Right At Home

Right at Home’s premium-quality care and companionship services are highly personalised and go the extra mile to help people to live happily and independently in their own homes. Client satisfaction is paramount in its award-winning franchise system and their experience, training and support is personal and second to none.
Finalist: Best Website


Sandler Training

Sandler Training is one of the UK’s leading sales, management and leadership training organisation, with 30 centres of excellence across the country. The Sandler method uses non-traditional, disruptive methods, giving busy entrepreneurs the freedom to develop on a personal and professional level. Sandler Training in the UK is part of a global organisation with over 40 years’ experience; its headquarters are in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Winner: Best PR Campaign

ShakeTastic

ShakeTastic is an award-winning drinks brand famous for its milkshakes and smoothies. You can be super healthy or super indulgent! From its most popular Cookie Monster® to its 100% fruit and veg smoothies. With stores in Hamleys Toy Shop and Madame Tussauds, you’ll find ShakeTastic across London, Hertfordshire, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with more stores opening soon.
Finalist: Best Print Advert

Smiley Booth

Smiley Booth offers a bespoke and innovative photo entertainment and marketing service to corporate and private events around the world through its 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 a world-leading professional tool brand. They are a 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.
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Sprinkles Gelato

Sprinkles Gelato® has been serving gelato and handmade desserts since 2012, when it was started by three brothers in Southampton, all with a passion for desserts. Using a combination of Italian ingredients and fresh local produce, they make their gelato by hand, at their gelato kitchen in Southampton. There are currently 16 Sprinkles Gelato dessert parlours in the UK, a combination of both company-owned and franchised.
Finalist: Best Website

The Busy Queen Bee

The Busy Queen Bee helps businesses to audit, measure and improve their customer service delivery, driving change by putting their employees and their customers in the heart of everything they do. She has also developed a global network of customer experience experts who are running their own mystery shopping and customer experience franchise business.
Finalist: Best PR Campaign

Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor is one of the fastest growing in-home tutoring franchises 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 Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Website