Winners of the latest round of Great British Franchisee Awards announced


Some of the best franchisees in the UK have been honoured in one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, the Great British Franchisee Awards.

The recipients of a coveted Great British Franchisee Award from include franchisees of a dessert shop, domestic cleaning company, theatre school, care agency, lawn care, amongst others. 

“These are the only awards dedicated entirely to franchisees, and those business owners are, of course, the lifeblood of the industry,” says Johnny Sellyn, the founder of awards organiser

“There are thousands of great franchisees in the UK, but our group of winners stand out for the passion, commitment and hard work they put into running their franchise business.”

The coveted awards, now in their third year, celebrate business success and reflect the winners’ achievements in customer satisfaction and growth, and, in many cases, how the business owners coped during the pandemic.

"The calibre of candidates this year was outstanding. It is exciting to be able to recognise and award the hard work and passion of each franchisee, who are all shining examples of franchising at its best! Each was a worthy winner of a Great British Franchisee Award." says Suzanne Melville, Head of Marketing, whichfranchise.

The winners are:             

  • Paul Glover, Signs Express, Nottingham
  • Gill & Rob Dawson, Molly Maid, Burton Upon Trent & Derby
  • Emma McCalla-John, The Creation Station, Harborne, Birmingham
  • Hammad Cheema, Visiting Angels, West & South West London
  • Sarah Wickham, Walfinch, Suffolk Coastal, Norfolk, West Suffolk
  • Deborah Hart, Bright & Beautiful, Newcastle
  • Mario Lovric, Aspray, Maidenhead and Guildford - Berkshire and Surrey
  • Richard and Emily Magrath, Caremark, North Down, Ards & Belfast in Northern Ireland
  • Asha Marie Richardson, Razzamataz, South Lakes
  • Luke Henderson, Snap-on Tools, Plymouth and South Hams
  • Lesley & Jamie Clark, Greensleeves Lawn Care, Doncaster
  • Gavin Morrigan & Michelle Fairless, Home Instead, Cleveland
  • Muhammad Rafique, Heavenly Desserts, Oxford
  • Mark Rouvray, activ Digital Marketing, Kingston upon Thames
  • Tom Jackson, Merry Maids, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham South, Solihull & Stafford
  • Alan Harrison, ComputerXplorers, West Surrey
  • Samantha McDermott, Mini Athletics, South East London

The awards are lucky to have such amazing judges who bring a different perspective to each entry: Euan Fraser, Amo Consulting; Carl Reder, D&T; Derrick Simpson, Companion of the British Franchise Association; Suki Dehal, Lloyds Bank and Jane Masih, IBB Law LLP.

"Seeing the quality of the candidate’s entry and overall business ability of the franchisees that enter for the Great British Franchisee award is, as a judge, truly a really rewarding experience and one which reinforces my long-held belief of the strength and effectiveness of UK franchising. It is totally heartening to see the application and effort applied by the candidate franchisees leading to the success they have achieved.

Congratulations to this rounds’ winners and I look forward to the next group of applicants in due course,” commented Derrick Simpson.

"As in previous years, the quality of the applicants was impressive and the winners' overwhelming enthusiasm for franchising shone through!” commented Jane Masih, IBB Law LLP.

Carl Reader, D&T added, “I’ve been astounded by the great things that the candidates are doing in their franchises - but what’s more, the inspirational stories of those from all walks of life and experiences, who’ve made the leap into business ownership through franchising. Congratulations to the winners!”

•The Great British Franchisee Awards are run by whichfranchise, supported by Lloyds Bank, d&t, IBB Law LLP, AMO Consulting and Chantry Group.