The UK's biggest manufacturer of professional car-care products, Autosmart International, has been named the 2012 Franchisor of the Year at the prestigious British Franchise Association Awards, sponsored by HSBC.
Commenting on their well-earned success, Autosmart's MD Sophie Atkinson expressed her pride in winning the award, saying that it was the ultimate accolade in the franchise industry and that winning it was a massive boost to their franchisee network.
She also spoke of her pride at being picked for the prestigious honour by the UK's top franchising authorities, particularly following Autosmart's success the previous year at the BFA awards in the Franchisee Support category. The news was announced at a glitzy ceremony and gala dinner, where nominees and winners alike joined to celebrate and network with other franchisors.
Autosmart International has been franchising its business for more than thirty years and is hugely motivated to help its franchisees to build their own businesses and to make them both successful and profitable. The brand has evolved its business model around the changing market to meet the diverse needs of both customers and franchisees and to ensure that it always provides the highest-quality services and products and excellent value for money.
The HSBC Head of Franchising, Cathryn Hayes, who helped judge the 2012 Franchisor of the Year Awards, added her congratulations. She said that the standard of entries this year had been outstanding, with a hugely impressive and successful group of franchise companies on the shortlist. She agreed that Autosmart should be extremely proud of their achievements and for winning the Gold award.
At FranchiseExpo, we agree that Autosmart International is a deserving winner and a clear example of a franchise that takes its franchisee model, support and training seriously. We wish the company every success for 2013!