Autosmart International, the UK’s largest manufacturer of professional vehicle cleaning products, is celebrating after being named Franchisor of the Year in the prestigious bfa HSBC Awards.
Commenting on their success, managing director, Sophie Atkinson said, “this is the OSCAR of the franchising world and winning it is a huge compliment to our commitment to every franchisee. I am thrilled that we have been chosen as Franchisor of the Year by some of the UK’s leading authorities in franchising. It is especially rewarding as last year we won the top bfa award for Franchisee Support.
“We’ve been franchising for over 30 years now and are very motivated by helping franchisees to build their own successful and profitable businesses. As the market changes, we have adapted our business model to meet the needs of both franchisees and customers, ensuring that we always provide the highest quality products and services and the best possible value.”
Cathryn Hayes, HSBC's head of franchising and a judge on the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards panel said, "the decision this year was even harder than ever, with such a successful and impressive group of companies on the shortlist - the team at Autosmart should be very proud to win the Gold award!"