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Franchise Marketing Awards 2019 Finalists

The winners of the 14th annual Franchise Marketing Awards will be announced at The National Franchise Exhibition on Friday 4 October 2019. Read on for more information about each finalist:

Antal International
 
Antal International is a global recruitment organisation and franchisor with over 130 offices in 30+ countries. Formed in 1993, Antal has rapidly grown across the globe and now has a major presence in all key talent markets, enabling Antal to become a leading global recruitment organisation and search specialist.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Anytime Fitness
 
Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world (IHRSA) with over 4,500 clubs worldwide and 160+ clubs in the UK offering 24 hour convenience, premium equipment and unrivalled service. Franchisees benefit from a network of more than 30 consultants, including CBRE to assist with property searches and a dedicated franchise performance coach.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Auditel
 
Auditel is a network of over 100 franchised consultants, who work with organisations as cost management and procurement advisors. Auditel go beyond just helping their clients save money. By working with them, they deliver new perspectives and insights, in order to drive change, increase profitability and accelerate business performance.
 
Finalist:
 Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Website

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Boogie Beat
 
Boogie Beat music and movement was established in May 2000. Boogie Beat run lively, active and traditional community classes, workshops in nurseries and schools, intergen workshops, parties and events.
 
Finalist: Best Website

Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful
 
Established in 2007, Bright & Beautiful now operates over 60 profitable and growing franchises across the UK. Part of the Neighbourly family, the network delivers a range of professional housekeeping services to homes and businesses including cleaning, tidying, laundry and ironing. Having quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most dynamic housekeeping franchises, Bright & Beautiful is now synonymous with five-star professional service.
  
Finalist: Best PR Campaign

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Cafe2U

Cafe2U takes premium, espresso-based coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet treats directly to the consumer at non-traditional locations all across the country, such as places of work, business areas, industrial estates, events and sporting occasions. The business now boasts a network of more than 90 vans and was recently named the fourth largest coffee business in the UK.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

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CoLaz
 
CoLaz is a beauty specialists company which offers advanced beauty and skin treatments such as chemical peels, facials and slimming treatments. CoLaz also provide electrolysis hair removal and solutions to skin problems such as acne, milia, and skin tags. CoLaz believe in creating a relaxing and peaceful environment so their clients can truly enjoy their laser hair removal and beauty salon treatments.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Website

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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, Best Online Marketing Campaign

Creation Station

The Creation Station
 
The Creation Station inspires imaginations and nurtures creativity though fun and educational arts and craft classes, parties and events. Established in 2002 in response to a gap in the market by mum of three and multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Cressall. 
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Drain Doctor

Drain Doctor
 
Arriving in the UK in 1994, Drain Doctor now has over 55 franchise locations across the country. An integral part of the Neighbourly group, Drain Doctor provides an essential 24/7 service to domestic and commercial clients. This established brand is currently one of the best known names in the UK plumbing and drainage market.
 
Finalist: Best Website

 
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Dream Doors
 
With more than 90 showrooms nationwide, Dream Doors is the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company. Its innovative kitchen facelifts save customers time, money and upheaval. But, as a management opportunity, franchisees don’t need any kitchen industry experience. The average annual turnover from a Dream Doors showroom is £600,000, and franchisees earn in excess of £100,000 a year.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign, Best Print Advert, Best Website, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Franchisee Marketing Support

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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 Website

Easy Living Mobility

Easy Living Mobility
 
Easy Living Mobility is a retail store with some delivery and installation at customers premises. They sell a large range of equipment to allow the elderly and disabled population to ‘Live Every Moment’. As a market-leading supplier, they develop their franchisees to be one of the best in the industry.
 
Finalist: Best Website

Énergie Fitness

Énergie Fitness
 
Founded in 2003, énergie is a fast-growing fitness club franchisor with more than 100 clubs open and in presale across the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe and a membership of more than 140,000. énergie is a market-leader in low-cost fitness club franchising and the third largest low-cost fitness group in the sector.
 
Finalist: Best Website

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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.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Website

Fantastic Services

Fantastic Services is an international franchisor providing property maintenance and home improvement services to domestic and commercial customers. Starting as a small cleaning company based in London over 10 years ago, today Fantastic Services are a large franchise operating in UK, USA and Australia, with over 400 franchisees offering 25+ services.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best PR Campaign, Best Website

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Heritage Healthcare
 
Heritage Healthcare provide expert care at home to individuals, enabling them to continue living independently, within their own home and community. Heritage Healthcare Franchising Limited has a growing franchise division and continues to look for committed individuals who have the desire to develop their own business within the homecare sector.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Home Instead Senior Care
 
Home Instead Senior Care is a management-led business model proven to deliver outstanding care and outstanding results for over 200 franchisees. Specialising in the care of older people, their award-winning home care service, which is companionship-based, allows their clients to remain living independently in their own homes. With an ageing population, there are high levels of demand and franchisees enjoy huge growth opportunities.
 
Finalist: Best PR Campaign, Best Print Advert

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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.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign


Kare Plus

Kare Plus
 
Established in 1989, Kare Plus is a nursing and healthcare provider with a national network of franchises working in local communities through the provision of clinical and non-clinical care. A focus on providing specialist care and returning healthy profits has placed Kare Plus as one of the UK’s leading dual-model healthcare franchises due to their uncompromising approach to quality.
 
Finalist: Best Print Advert

Mess Around

Mess Around
 
Mess Around provide children aged 6 months to 5 years with the opportunity to explore their world by providing multi-sensory, tactile play experiences through exciting events across distinct and individual territories. Their events are special as everyone is welcome to come along and play, including older siblings who can participate in the Big Kids Create & Make corner. With the whole family joining them in some messy fun, they are fast becoming known as a family activity.
 
Finalist: Best Website

Minster Cleaning Services

Minster Cleaning Services
 
Minster Cleaning Services was established in 1982 and provides commercial cleaning services. With network turnover over £40 million, it has branches across the UK and employs 5,000+ people. Half of Minster’s franchisees have each built up businesses with sales of more than £1 million and top branches have each achieved annual turnover in excess of £2 million.
 
Finalist: Best Website

Petpals

Petpals
 
Petpals is the largest multi-service pet care franchise in the UK. Petpals have over 50 franchises who provide services such as dog walking, dog boarding, cat visits and visits for small indoor/outdoor pets. For peace of mind, all of the Petpals owners are DBS checked, uniformed and insured.
 
Finalist: Best PR Campaign

Promedica24

Promedica24
 
A leading provider of live-in care, Promedica24 allows franchise partners to take advantage of the fast-growing need for elderly care with a unique model.
 With 15 years’ experience, Promedica24 facilitates clients staying at home, resulting in multiple benefits. They firmly believe that the best place is home. 
 
Finalist: Best Print Advert

Puddle Ducks

Puddle Ducks
 
Puddle Ducks want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. That’s why their standards are the highest and their approach is unique. At Puddle Ducks, their highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.
 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Radfield Home Care

Radfield Home Care specialises in providing high quality care at-home to the UK’s ageing population. With over 35 years’ experience within the care sector and led by a GP franchisor, franchise partners are supported to develop rewarding businesses within the profitable and sustainable private marketplace.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Razzamataz

Razzamataz Theatre School
 
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a franchise network of part-time children's theatre schools for ages two to eighteen providing training in dance, drama and singing in both musical theatre and commercial styles. They aim to develop a child's confidence, social skills, health and fitness and ensure they have lots of FUN!
 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Print Advert

Revive!

Revive!
 
Revive! is one of the UK’s leading SMART repairers. Their network of 180+ specially adapted vans across the UK repair minor damage on vehicles, usually in 2-3 hours making them a more cost-effective and convenient solution than traditional bodyshops and garages.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign

Right At Home
 
Right at Home is a national homecare provider with a network of 60 locally-owned and operated offices across the UK. Their trusted team of CareGivers deliver minimum one-hour visits, providing the highest quality care and support to adults living in the comfort of their own home.
 
Finalist: Best Website, Best Franchisee Marketing Support


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Sandler Training

Sandler Training is one of the UK’s leading sales, management and leadership training organisation, with 29 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.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign, Best Franchisee Marketing Support

Stagecoach

Stagecoach Performing Arts
 
Stagecoach Performing Arts provides extra-curricular performing arts education for children aged 4 - 18 years.  They have been established in this sector for over 30 years and operate in eight different countries worldwide.  With a credible educational framework that underpins everything they do, they pride themselves in their expertise in teaching the performing arts. 
 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Thomas Cleaning

Thomas Cleaning
 
Thomas Cleaning Franchise is a domestic and commercial cleaning business that has been operating for over 28 years. Not only do they help and support you in your business but they can also find all your customers for you and all your staff too.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign

Turtle Tots

Turtle Tots
 
Turtle Tots is a unique swimming programme that begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be and continues with progressive child-led baby and toddler classes that allow children to develop water safety skills and a life long love of swimming. They franchise the programme in the UK and Ireland.
 
Finalist: Best Overall Marketing Campaign

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Tutor Doctor
 
Tutor Doctor provides one-to-one in-home tutoring to students of all ages and subjects. Tutor Doctor understands that no two students are the same and that education should be customised – not standardised. They assess their students’ needs during a free consultation, and then match them with a compatible tutor. From there, the tutor tailors a programme to maximize the student’s improvement.
 
Finalist: Best Franchisee Marketing Support, Best Online Marketing Campaign

Venture Studios

Venture Photography
 
Established 21 years ago, Venture Studios is a leader within the UK portrait photography market. It provides its franchisees with a tried and tested business model that transforms their client’s unique stories into captivating photographic images, which are then presented in stunning pieces of framed art for their homes.
 
Finalist: Best Online Marketing Campaign

Vodafone

Vodafone
 
Vodafone is one of the world’s leading mobile communications providers with around 19.5 million customers in the UK. Calls made on their network can make a big difference to someone’s day – making them laugh, or smile, or delivering life-changing news. They're proud to be part of that, and always have been.
 
Finalist: Best Print Advert

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