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Lingotot franchisee, Sarah Canavan, has been named as a finalist in the Local Focus Franchisee of the Year accolade at the British Franchise Association HSBC Franchise Awards to be held on November 30.
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  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established10 years
  • Current UK Coverage60%
  • Franchisee Support Staff7
  • Total Startup Cost£8,200 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Lingotot Finalist in Major Franchising Award

6th November 2020

Lingotot Finalist in Major Franchising Award

Lingotot franchisee, Sarah Canavan, has been named as a finalist in the Local Focus Franchisee of the Year accolade at the British Franchise Association HSBC Franchise Awards to be held on November 30.

 The awards ceremony is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting 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.

Lingotot was established in 2010 by Angela Sterling, fully qualified teacher whose GCSE students ranked in the top 10 in the world. Since the BBC attended Lingotot’s first ever class, the business has seen rapid growth and now teaches around 20,000 children per week via a network of over 50 franchisees who are achieving the level of flexibility and success that they want.

In addition to operating her successful Lingotot franchise business, Sarah supports the whole network in her role as Community Champion. She led the way with Lingotot Generations, a programme which brings together young and elderly linguists to learn a new language together. The initiative has proven to be a great success and from its humble beginnings at Riverdale Court Care Home in Welling, it has launched across the UK and even during lockdown, sessions continued via the internet.

Her work in the community has not gone unnoticed and in addition to winning multiple local business awards, Sarah was recently named a Bexley Community Champion where she is tasked with sharing important COVID-19 information amongst the local community to help save lives.

Sarah said; “I am honoured to be named finalist in the BFA awards. Supporting my local community is something I care passionately about. Lingotot Generations has been so important especially during lockdown as it has helped to combat loneliness and improve a person’s emotional wellbeing as well as learning something new.”

Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated Sarah; “Sarah’s commitment to her community has resulted in local awards, and the fact she still teaches 50 per cent of the classes is testament to her devotion to provide children with the opportunity to learn other languages. Lingotot Generations, bringing children and the elderly together, has been a fantastic initiative.”

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What Our Franchisees Say

I've been a franchisee since May 2018, and I couldn't be happier. After a long stint in the corporate world, followed by a career break to raise a family, I've finally found a fulfilling role for myself, doing something I absolutely love, and which really does work around family life - rather than just claiming to.Sofia Colás


I have been a franchisee of Lingotot for since 2012. My business has gone from strength to strength and we now teach in lots of schools and nurseries as well as running community classes. I have 4 tutors who work for me who also love their jobs. If you are thinking of a language teaching franchise you can’t go wrong by choosing Lingotot.Abigail Curtis


I love being part of the Lingotot family. I started as a tutor then I couldn’t help myself but to buy not 1 but 2 territories to form Lingotot Bexley. I love my job as a Lingotot franchisee as I can make my own destiny, choose my hours, choose schools and nurseries and areas I want to target and take real ownership of my career.Sarah Canavan


Why Choose Us

Lingotot are the only franchisor in the UK to offer a fully NCFE accredited Level 3 Business Award in Franchising.

Would you like to teach with fully accredited training provided? – As well as offering franchisees a fully NCFE accredited Level 3 Business Award in Franchising, we also offer them

Lingotot offers the ONLY PRIMARY LANGUAGES QUALIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN IN THE UK

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