The Great British Franchisee Awards is proud to have a distinguished panel of judges - Suki Dehal - Lloyds Bank, Carl Reader - d&t, Euan Fraser - AMO Consulting, Jane Masih - IBB Owen White, Derrick Simpson - Companion of the British Franchise Association.


Suki Dehal is Head of Franchising for Lloyds Bank. He has 11 years banking experience, including 6 in franchising. Suki is responsible for providing support to the Lloyds Bank Business Managers, assisting them in assessing proposals from prospective franchisees and ensuring that they have up to date information on the franchise systems operating within the UK. He works closely with franchisors to understand ongoing performance, training and support offered and any other developments that may affect the network. Understanding the benefits of franchising, Suki and his wife are now franchisees themselves, buying a Home Instead in their local area. This allows Suki to bring another perspective into the industry and to Franchisee Awards.

Carl Reader

Carl Reader - d&t

Carl Reader is a serial entrepreneur, chairman of business advisory firm d&t, and author of Boss It, The Startup Coach and The Franchising Handbook. He features regularly in the national press and on stage, and regularly provides content through his social media channels under the handle @CarlReader. He has helped thousands of business owners either start or grow their business by helping them understand that business isn't difficult, in language an eight year old can understand.


Honorary Qualified Franchise Professional from the British Franchise Association, and internationally recognized Franchise Consultant working with Global Brands.

Previously a Chartered Accountant, Euan Fraser founded AMO Consulting in 2000 and has spent the last 19 years developing his passion for franchising. Based in the UK, AMO specialises in advising local and international businesses on how to start up a franchise, how to grow their network and (when the time comes) how to franchise internationally. Its main goal is to help businesses become profitable and sustainable through franchising.


Derrick has played an active role within UK franchising for over 30 years as both a director of several major franchise organisations and since 2006 a British Franchise Association (bfa) accredited professional advisor.

He served three terms as a member of the Board of the bfa and has been a regional chair, chair of the affiliated professional advisors and a member of the bfa expert panel of assessors for the QFP qualification. Derrick is also the founder of Franchise Resales Limited.

In 2013, Derrick was made a Companion of the bfa in recognition of his contribution to the franchise industry.

Jane Masih

Jane Masih - IBB Law

Jane is Head of Franchising at IBB Law, one of the leading franchise specialists in the UK with over 40 years experience of advising franchisors and franchisees. IBB Law's franchising team is highly rated in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide 2020 for Franchising.

Jane advises on all aspects of franchising for both new and established franchisors and franchisees on franchise agreements. Jane is recognised as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 and a Band 1 Lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2020 for Franchising.