The Great British Franchisee Awards is proud to have a distinguished panel of judges - Aman Nirwal - BDO, Suki Dehal - Lloyds Bank, Euan Fraser - AMO Consulting, 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.
Aman Nirwal is Senior Key Account Manager of Franchising for BDO LLP. Aman worked for RBS and Natwest for 11 years and then moved into accountancy and professional services. She has worked with owner managed and corporate businesses for nearly 15 years, helping business leaders unlock growth and capital within their businesses.
Aman works directly with business leaders to understand their personal and business aspirations to help drive company strategy in order to achieve the goals of their business. Aman has also managed teams of growth advisors and worked across sectors such as tech, media, manufacturing & engineering, motor retail, food & drink and construction.
As a Senior Key Account Manager, Aman is able to assist in creating bespoke packages for Franchise clients, using our 'Franchise package' offering. If you would like to find out more on what BDO can offer or you would like to get in touch with Aman, please visit our Support for Franchisees and Franchisors page.
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.