30th July 2020
Agency Express has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year accolade at the 2020 ‘bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards‘, which are to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30th.
Founded in Norwich during 1998, Agency Express carry out the erection, maintenance and management of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards for estate agencies throughout the UK. Support and innovation are at the very core of the business.
Agency Express believe that a well-supported network, with a healthy work-life balance breeds happy, successful franchisee.
Ben Brookes, Managing Director, Agency Express shared his thoughts:
"Agency Express are delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2020 ‘bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards ’. The revered award showcases the UK’s most exceptional franchisors, and achieving a place in the final selection illustrates our ongoing commitment to our franchisees their success and welfare. To be recognised as ‘Franchisor of the Year’ is truly the kitemark of franchise excellence and something every franchise should aspire to.
The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and receiving a nomination in itself is an achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, beating many other franchise systems who also entered."
Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated the board services company:
The vision of the business to increase client growth by 20 per cent, among other objectives, has seen the franchise flourish. Franchisee fleets have grown, and new client companies have grown by 23 per cent in the past 12 months. Furthermore, a recent sole supplier agreement with a leading estate agent has generated an extra 750k for Agency Express franchisees.
Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:
As well as the numbers speaking for themselves, Agency Express has implemented numerous technological advancements to remain ahead, including the Agency Express app, route optimisation services and a direct system integration.
Agency Express will go head-to-head against five other franchise brands for the esteemed ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award in November.
During the last two and a half years, the business has grown to a point where I’m working at full capacity with one van. I really enjoy the freedom of being able to choose the hours I work, and I particularly appreciate being able to work from home.John Burke, Agency Express Colchester
I looked at other franchise possibilities but Agency Express appealed to me because of its reputation and the support they offered.Paul Jenkinson, Agency Express North Lakes
The support is still fantastic and you are never left alone when you need help. There is always someone on the other end of the phone to assist with whatever the problem may be. Agency Express staff are more like friends and family that you can just ring for a chat and that is a rare benefit other companies do not have.Danny James, Agency Express Teesside
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