8th April 2020
The 2019 Raring2go! Bury and Bolton awards were held in May in Bury Town Hall.
It was a glittering affair with over 150 people present, representing their businesses, all of which had been nominated for the awards by the general public.
The Raring2go! Awards are now in their fourth year and are being run by more and more franchisees across the country. The Awards champion local businesses providing a service to local families of primary school age children. They are a simple, yet highly effective way in which recognition for outstanding performance is rewarded.
There were 25 separate awards presented in Bury and the goodwill generated for local Bury and Bolton editions was huge. Trophies, plaques and certificates were presented to winners (and nominees) and expect all of the winners to find a space to display them on their premises as well as their online property too.
The goodwill generated is already being translated into written business for local editions, so the by-product of this ‘feel good’ initiative takes on an even greater significance. It is without question worth doing on many levels.
The idea for the local awards programmes was pitched to Raring2go! by one of their brilliant franchisees. They liked the idea so supported it and ran with it and looking back from this fourth year, they’re so pleased they decided to do so. It was their Big Mac moment.
In 1967, US based McDonald’s franchisee Jim Delligatti created the Big Mac and desperately urged the company to let him sell it at the McDonald’s restaurants he ran. Eventually, they agreed and gave him a green light. Just look at the Big Mac now; it is quite simply the most recognisable ‘icon’ of the McDonald’s corporation and clearly one of its most successful and lucrative combinations over the years.
It’s a jolly good job the franchisor listened to its franchisee. Who knows, in years to come where the Raring2go! Awards might take them. It’s a jolly good job they listened to their franchisee and recognised they don’t know everything and that often, great ideas come from others!
An open mind to business is what the franchisor of Raring2go! strives to achieve. This means engaging with their network of franchisees, listening to them and properly evaluating all suggestions they make.
I’m proud to be part of the Raring2go! national family and love what I do. Every day brings something new and we not only help local families have fun and make the most of the local area but we help local businesses reach those families, helping our local areas thrive. What’s not to love about that? #Raring2go!Victoria Withy Editor Raring2go! - Aberdeen City & Shire
I have achieved so much in my confidence, building friendships, getting out into networking groups. If you’re thinking of working for yourself, to have a great job opportunity that is flexible around your family and lets you still do everything you need to do for your family then Raring2go! is for you.guidance and “hands on” help Raring2go! offer is amazing.Kiri St George Editor Raring2go! - Worthing
I was really struggling to find the right work life balance in my last job. Raring2go! has turned out to be the perfect answer. It really couldn’t have gone any better. I was worried that I didn’t have the right experience, especially sales experience, but the support, guidance and “hands on” help Raring2go! offer is amazing.Vicky Norman Editor Raring2go! - Sunderland
No print costs and no licence fees for the first year
An enviable life / work balance
A supportive franchisor who works in partnership with the franchise network