Shuttercraft has been shortlisted in the Leadership and Culture category of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards.
One of the UK’s largest shutter companies, Shuttercraft expertly install premium shutters and blinds that transform homes.
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the franchising industry and set to take place on 30 November in Birmingham, the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar.
This year saw a record number of entries submitted across all categories, leading to an overall increase of nearly 30 per cent when compared to 2020. Despite what has been a challenging 18 months for most standalone businesses, the franchising sector has shown strength and resilience. As a result, many bfa members have reported their highest ever level of franchisee recruitment and one of their most successful years for profitability and business development.
Shuttercraft will be battling it out against two other franchise brands to take home the coveted Franchise Balance accolade.
The Leadership and Culture category represents passion and commitment to caring for the wellbeing of staff and franchisees, while showcasing a supportive network.
Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated Shuttercraft:
“Since its inception, Shuttercraft has followed three keywords that represent and support the brand – people, partnership and pride. The transformation of the business is incredible, with a clear shift from an operator van franchise to a managerial franchise model.
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“Shuttercraft’s commitment to their franchisees is clear, with monthly franchisee forums and an annual conference offering the opportunity to share ideas, relay successes and get guidance from other franchisees and head office’s team members.” Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said: “Shuttercraft has clearly invested in technology, also placing an increased emphasis on marketing and offering more opportunities to engage employees to ensure that they are developing. Their dedication to current and new franchisees joining Shuttercraft is remarkable and we look forward to seeing the results.”
By Giorgia Francis