Agency Express has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year accolade at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30.
Founded in Norwich during 1998, Agency Express carry out the erection, maintenance and management of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards for estate agencies throughout the UK.
Support and innovation are the two values at the very core of the business, believing that a well-supported network, with a healthy work-life balance breeds happy, successful franchisee.
Managing director, Ben Brookes commented:
“Agency Express are delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2020 ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards. The revered award showcases the UK’s most exceptional franchisors, and achieving a place in the final selection illustrates our ongoing commitment to our franchisees, their success and welfare.
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“To be recognised as ‘Franchisor of the Year’ is truly the kitemark of franchise excellence and something every franchise should aspire to. The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is an achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, beating many other franchise systems who also entered.”
Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated the board services company:
“The vision of the business to increase client growth by 20 per cent, among other objectives, has seen the franchise flourish. Franchisee fleets have grown, and new client companies have grown by 23 per cent in the past 12 months.
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“Furthermore, a recent sole supplier agreement with a leading estate agent has generated an extra 750k for Agency Express franchisees.”
Andrew Brattesani, Head of franchising, HSBC, said:
“As well as the numbers speaking for themselves, Agency Express has implemented numerous technological advancements to remain ahead, including the Agency Express app, route optimisation services and a direct system integration.”
Agency Express will go head-to-head against five other franchise brands in November.
By Georgie Duffield