Virtual outsourcing company, Get Ahead, has taken home the Franchise Balance accolade at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2021.Last year marked the 32nd of the award, a flagship event for the UK franchising industry. The event took place on 30 November at The Vox in Birmingham, where the achievements of the UK’s best franchisors and franchisees were celebrated. With nine franchises across the country, Get Ahead specialises in providing administration and business support from its team of pvirtual assistants. The company battled it out against a record number of entries to secure the accolade. Franchisor Rebecca Neweham said: “This award win is a particularly special one for us, as it comes off the back of what was an extremely challenging year for all our franchisees. By setting up our onboarding programme, we wanted to provide them with a shoulder to lean on while giving them an extra level of care and support.” Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, said: “Onboarding is a crucial part of franchising, so it’s always great to see a business that strives to do all it can to support its franchisees as they begin their journey.
“This award is a real testament to all Get Ahead’s hard work and dedication, especially in the wake of the challenges of the past year and a half. A huge congratulations to the whole Get Ahead team for what is a very well deserved win.” The full list of winners are here
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