Smith & Henderson, founders of the Best Franchise Awards have today named the winners for 2016. The announcement was made following their annual Best Franchise Conference sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The conference, attended by over 120 people brought together a cross section of franchisors and service providers, who attended a selection of educational and informative talks and presentations during the day. Topics covered included ‘High Performance Decision Making’ by Shweta Jhajharia of ActionCOACH and ‘Living in a Selfie World’ by key note speaker Ed Couchman from Facebook.

The Best Franchise Awards are unique because they based on the satisfaction of current franchisees. Franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor on everything from training and support, to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee has compared with their expectations. This genuine recommendation by existing franchisees is a powerful marketing tool for winners, as it demonstrates a genuine testimonial from people living and working within their brand every day.

The 2016 winners are:

Best Service Provider – Platinum Wave
Best New Entry – Pink Spaghetti
Under £25k Investment – diddi dance
Between £25k – £99k Investment – ActionCOACH
Over £100k Investment – Right At Home

Steven Frost, CEO of Smith and Henderson said,
“We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, recognised in the 2016 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by RBS. What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from the real experts, thousands of actual franchisees. 2016 had a record number of entries into the awards with the winners recording record levels of franchisee satisfaction.”

Paul Clegg, Managing Director of sponsors Coconut Creatives said,

‘”We’ve been amazed at the standard of entries this year and we’re proud to sponsor such a great event and showcase the successes of franchisees and franchisors. There are so many great business people out there who deserve the recognition that the Best Franchise Awards provides. Congratulations to the winners, we hope to see you again next year!”