Scottish Autosmart franchisee celebrates success
Frank Sutherland, Autosmart franchisee for Aberdeen, is celebrating after being chosen as Scottish Franchisee of the Year 2010 by the British Franchise Association. After winning the Scottish title, Frank Sutherland went on to collect the silver award in the UK wide 2010 Franchisee of the Year Awards
One of 16 finalists, Frank was praised for his innovation, creativity and determination to succeed in his area. Cathryn Hayes, Head of Franchising, HSBC, commented: “Judging the finalists was tremendously difficult as so many franchisees have shown innovative ways in which to survive and prosper despite the economic downturn. Awarding Frank with the Scottish title is just reward for his tireless efforts to improve his business and take it to the next level, refreshing the business strategy as appropriate and demonstrating his incredible work ethic. On behalf of HSBC, I’d like to congratulate him on his well deserved success.”
Frank Sutherland commented on winning: “Being awarded silver and Scotland’s 2010 bfa Franchisee of the Year is an astonishing honour for me. I’ve worked tirelessly to maximise the output of my franchise and it has paid off, not just financially but by being recognised by the most respected franchise body in the UK.”
“The past four years as an Autosmart franchisee have been fantastic, I absolutely love it. Starting a new business is exciting and right from the start I knew that buying an Autosmart franchise was the right decision. They have 30 years experience at ensuring new franchisees succeed. The training and support are fantastic, so you have all the benefits of running your own business, without the risk.
“My Autosmart franchise has given me control of my own life, with no boss to answer to and no staff to have to manage. Importantly, it gives me a great income too. Being named as the best franchisee in Scotland by the bfa is just the icing on the cake.”