The Judges

 Suki Dehal
Suki Dehal QFP - Lloyds Bank, Head of Franchising

“I'm thrilled to be a part of the Great British Franchisee Awards. This is something the industry really needs; an award that is relevant across the board, is fair, and has real substance. I'm looking forward to seeing some fantastic entries coming in.”

Bill Clark
Bill Clark - BDO, Relationship Manager - Franchising

“I am really excited to be part of the judging panel for the Great British Franchisee Awards and looking forward to seeing all the great applicants growth stories. Having spent much of my career supporting high-growth, multi-faceted and diverse businesses, I can understand the challenges Business Leaders faces in trying to grow their Business while dealing with economical and financial constraints and adapting to still achieve their goals.”

Euan Fraser
Euan Fraser CA QFP - AMO Consulting

“The Great British Franchisee Awards are different from other awards out there. It’s something that is achievable by any franchisee, big or small, yet they do have to demonstrate their commitment to the sector and their ability to deliver in all areas. Any franchisee who achieves this should feel extremely proud.”

Derrick Simpson
Derrick Simpson - Companion of the British Franchise Association

“I feel passionately that the basis of any successful franchise network is the commitment, drive and dedication of their franchisees. The Great British Franchisee Awards will recognise those franchisees who excel at combining their passion for the business with commitment to the franchise sector and involvement with their community. I am delighted therefore to participate in this important awards programme.”

Jane Masih
Jane Masih - Owen White Solicitors

“I am honoured to be invited to be guest judge of the Great British Franchisee Awards 2022. The Awards are unique in recognising outstanding franchisees, regardless of size or category, that represent the very best of franchisee achievement and provide compelling evidence of the real and positive benefits of the franchise sector in the UK.”


Live-in care initiative helps John and Phil to a major industry award

John Prendergast and Phil Miles, owners of Bluebird Care North Hampshire & West Berkshire, have been honoured in The Great British Franchisee Awards 2022 for improving the lives of the elderly people they serve. With backgrounds in the NHS and in pharmaceutical sales, they joined the Bluebird Care network in 2007 and have traded successfully every year since, including through the pandemic – incredibly, without any recorded infections.



Eleven franchisees have been recognised for outstanding business performance in the Great British Franchisee Awards 2022. Judged against rigorous criteria including growth, customer satisfaction and community involvement, the eleven business owners demonstrated impressive leadership and resilience through the pandemic.


Franchisees are the lifeblood of UK franchising, and without YOU there would be no system. The Great British Franchisee Awards recognize this. Achieving the award demonstrates your ability to perform exceptionally well in all areas of your business.

There is not one overall winner, ALL franchisees who meet the requirements will achieve Great British Franchisee status.

The awards will be arranged in rounds throughout the year, to allow time for entry and judging and to ensure access for all.

Round 3 is now open for applications. Deadline for entries is 31st May 2022. Winners announced 30th June 2022.

The awards are FREE to enter and are open to any established franchisee who has been operating within the UK for a minimum of 3 years; you will need the endorsement of the franchisor.

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We aim to recognise franchisees of any size who are excelling in all areas of their business. If you have what it takes to be a Great British Franchisee . . .
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The Great British Franchisee Awards are proud to have a distinguished panel of judges – Bill Clark - BDO, Suki Dehal - Lloyds Bank, Euan Fraser - AMO Consulting and Derrick Simpson - Companion of the British Franchise Association.. Meet our judging panel...

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Achieving the Great British Franchisee Award will bring you many benefits. You will receive recognition for your hard work and for setting yourself and your business apart from the competition . . . Read More

johnny sellyn

About the Award

I'm delighted to introduce the Great British Franchisee Awards, in recognition of outstanding franchisees.

As someone who has been involved in franchising for over 25 years, I feel it's time the industry had awards where franchisees in the UK have the opportunity to be recognised for outstanding performance, regardless of the size of your business or the sector you work in.

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