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.”

Carl Reader
Carl Reader - d&t

“We all know that Great Franchisors are built on Great Franchisees. Without them, we wouldn't have a franchising industry. That's why I'm delighted to be part of the Great British Franchise Awards, showcasing the very best franchisees out there!”

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 a judge of the Great British Franchisee Awards. 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.”


Major award for million-a-year drains expert

A drains expert who put away his tools as an experiment and decided to manage his business instead has more than doubled his turnover to £1 million a year. His spectacular success has won Drain Doctor Oxford owners Jon Parker and his wife Lisa a Great British Franchisee Award. That’s not just good news for Jon and Lisa, who set up their business 11 years ago, but for their employees who include both their daughters and two of their nephews.


Franchisee awards' judges pick 15 of Britain’s finest

The crème de la crème of Britain’s franchisees have been honoured in one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Among the 15 recipients of a coveted Great British Franchisee Award from are commercial cleaners, a pet-sitting agency, a car paintwork restorer, a dance tutor, and a drain surgeon.   “There are thousands of great franchisees in the UK, but our group of winners stand out for their excellence,” says Johnny Sellyn, the founder of awards organiser


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 have two rounds of winners per year. The next round opens for applications on15th April; deadline for entries is 15th June 2023. Winners announced 15th August 2023.

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. We are limiting entry to one franchisee per brand per round.

Logos of the partners supporting the Great British Franchisee Award


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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Group of judges


The Great British Franchisee Awards are proud to have a distinguished panel of judges – Carl Reader - d&t, Suki Dehal - Lloyds Bank, Euan Fraser - AMO Consulting and Derrick Simpson - Companion of the British Franchise Association.. Meet our judging panel...


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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