The Franchising Centre has been named the Team of The Year at the British Franchise Association Conference which took place on Friday the 29thJune at the ICC in Birmingham.

Following a year of transition, The Franchising Centre has been announced at the winner of the Team of The Year by the British Franchising Association, the UKs voluntary self-accrediting body for the UK franchise sector. The award recognises the company that demonstrates how the development or implementation of strategy helped meet business objectives and improve the franchise customer experience, including, how the business achieved greater market share or improved franchise services in the past 12 months.

“This team clearly articulated a strong vision, mission and values, evidenced during a crucial period of strategic transition with a focus on developing their team members. As they say, train them and they will stay!”commented Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association.“This is a team that has ample experience, more than 300 years combined in fact. Many congratulations on the win and best of luck for the future” she added.

The Franchising Centre, is Europe’s leading firm of franchise consultants and recruiters. They have more than 300 combined years of practical franchise management experience and a network of associated consultants and brokers in more than 60 countries.

Brian Duckett, chairman of The Franchising Centre commented “I am overwhelmed and delighted that The Franchising Centre was announced as the BFA Affiliate Team of the Year. The last year has been largely spent managing the transition to a new way of doing business, a new look and a new management group, whilst ensuring that the appropriate skills are disseminated throughout our entire team.”

“The credit for the outcome goes to our ‘next generation’ management team of Alan Wilkinson, Dugan Aylen, Farrah Rose and Laura Harvey Smith, who have spent hours developing and implementing growth plans. My thanks go to the entire team at The Franchise Centre, with whom I look forward to further achieving our Shared Purpose of “To visibly enjoy the process of working together whist enabling our clients and ourselves to create and continually develop increasingly valuable businesses.”Mr Duckett added.