A BRIDGWATER based pet care company is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities.
Friends for Pets has been placed in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list and named as a finalist in the Pet Care Services of the Year Category in The Pet Industry Federation Awards.
The dog walking and pet care company was established in 2008 by Becca Wilson and the firm has continued to grow.
“Friends for Pets are so proud to have been listed in the Elite Franchise Top 100 for 2021 and be listed amongst some of the UK’s most prestigious brands,” Becca said.
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“All of our franchisees and pet carers have worked so hard, especially this year, and they deserve to be up there with the best brands in the UK.
“Our head office team and franchisees have all worked together to support each other and navigate our brand through what has been a very tricky year for small businesses and the pet care industry. To be included in the EF100 list this year is a huge honour.”
Becca said the team at Friends for Pets is ‘proud’ to not only provide exemplary pet care services but be named as an award-winning business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs and new franchisees joining their team.
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Scott English, brand director of Elite Franchise, said Friends for Pets has ‘well and truly earned’ their place in the top 100 and congratulated them on their achievements.
He said: “This definitive league table of the Top 100 Franchisors shows just what Britain has to offer. Each year, the ranking becomes more competitive and this year has been no exception for our panel of industry-leading judges.
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“At EF100 we take into account entrants’ sales and growth figures as well as the training and support systems in place for their network of franchisees. This year, brands were also judged on any measures they initiated to survive the challenges of 2020, along with ambitions and growth targets for the next financial year. Achieving this position is a testament to all that Friends for Pets has achieved – they have consistently demonstrated a gold-standard level of franchising.”
By Alice Simmons
Source: Bridgwater Mercury