The Approved Franchise Association (AFA) Awards has announced its 2020 winners, with property-maintenance company Fantastic Services taking the top spots in not one but four categories.
The 2020 AFA Awards rewarded the valuable contributions to the overall development and ongoing growth of the franchising industry. This year, the high-tech home services brand Fantastic Services grabbed the attention of the jury and was recognised in four categories:
● Franchisee of the Year - Golden Award
● Best Franchise Support - Silver Award
● Franchise Leader of the Year - Silver Award
● Outstanding Franchise Marketing - Silver Award
Fantastic for a number reasons
The Fantastic franchise took the gold in “Franchisee of the Year” category thanks to their franchise partner Ivanka Obreshkova, who from a working-on-the-field franchisee, became one of the most successful Area Developers of the brand. Ivanka stands as an inspiration to her employees, to her family, to the company and, clearly, to the whole franchise industry.
The co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services, Anton Skarlatov, was recognised by the AFA for successfully navigating through the economic crisis, caused by the pandemic in the “Franchise Leader of the Year” category.
“Despite this being a challenging year, the property-maintenance industry has shown incredible flexibility while demonstrating the crucial role it serves for the UK society. This year’s winners are the real heroes of the franchising industry,” proudly says Skarlatov.
When it comes to the other two categories – Outstanding Franchise Marketing & Best Franchise Support, it is nothing unusual for Fantastic Services to be rewarded. The franchisor prides itself on not only delivering exceptional cleaning, gardening, handyman, pest control and removals services but on also tirelessly helping and motivating their franchisees grow their businesses:
“With over a decade of experience under our belt and more than 530 dedicated franchise partners, we are thrilled to be recognised for our support and marketing efforts. We are honoured to be working with an in-house team of over 500 marketing, sales, accounting and IT experts. Their bold strategies and absolute dedication are two of the main driving forces of the company”, adds Anton Skalatov, co-founder and CEO of Fantastic Services.
“We are more than grateful for all the support of our partners, franchisees, internal experts and customers! We wouldn't be here without you! These awards are for all of you – our Fantastic community! 2020 was a challenging year but we made it! We are proud to be part of the UK's franchise industry. Congrats to all the finalists! Each one of you inspires us every single day,” shared Fantastic Services in their Social MEdia accounts.