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Agency Express wins Franchisor of the Year - Gold in the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards


Agency Express, the largest provider of professional estate agency board services in the UK has won the Franchisor of the Year – Gold award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ the BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whilst also providing an educational space and accreditations, governed by their high standards and a code of ethics.

The award often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the franchising world’ were held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023.

Agency Express, founded in 1998, is the UK’s only nationwide estate agency board service provider. They provide residential and commercial property agents with a comprehensive range of daily estate agency board management solutions. They currently have a network of 113 franchisees spanning from Inverness to Penzance erecting, maintaining, and storing advertising boards for more than 7,500 estate agency branches.

Commenting on their win managing director Ben Brookes said: “To win this award means absolutely everything to us. The culmination of the tireless hard work from the Agency Express network and HQ team, we are truly overwhelmed to be recognised by the BFA as the best in the business.”

Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the BFA said: “Our huge congratulations to Agency Express, on this tremendous win. We had some fantastic entries this year but theirs really stood out from the crowd. We would like to thank them for being such great ambassadors for the BFA and for representing the very best in UK franchising.”

UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking at sponsors HSBC Bank Gillian Morris said: “The diversity of franchising on display at tonight’s awards ceremony – across so many brands and sectors – demonstrates the strength and reach of the industry.  Choosing a winner is never easy and I’d like to join Pip in thanking everyone who entered and send our warm congratulations to Agency Express on this very well-deserved award.”

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