We were over the moon to have won not only Most Supportive Franchisor 2017 but the Overall Top Franchise Award 2017 in the Working Mums Top Franchise Awards!
The judges were impressed by our innovative, flexible and family friendly business model which places support for our franchisees as the highest priority
The following is an extract from the Press Release issued by WorkingMums.co.uk after the awards ceremony :
“Creative kids franchise ARTventurers was named Overall Top Franchise at Workingmums.co.uk‘s first Top Franchise Awards this week.
The Awards, sponsored by HSBC, celebrate the best family friendly franchisors and franchisees. They recognise franchisors both big and small who have empowered women in business – not only by providing a successful flexible business model, but by giving franchisees the advice and support they need to succeed.
Twenty-three franchises and 30 franchisees were shortlisted for six categories and the top franchise award was chosen from the winners of each of these. ARTventurers was named Overall Top Franchise with the judges saying it had created a family friendly, supportive business model and had not only won one award, but had performed strongly across all the categories it had entered. The judges praised its support for maternity leave, which was something many self employed women struggle with and said they felt other franchises could learn from the kind of engaged, flexible business model it offered.
The awards were judged by Kendall Braddock, Franchise Director of HSBC Bank plc, franchise law expert Amy Leite, Senior Associate at Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, Griselda Togobo, Managing Director of Forward Ladies who are partners for the Awards, and Gillian Nissim, Founder of Workingmums.co.uk.
The ceremony on Tuesday included an awards presentation and a Q&A session with franchising experts.
Supportive Franchisor Award – ARTventurers.
The franchise was praised for the clear sense of commitment from the franchisor to their franchisees and the comprehensive support it offered, including HR support, maternity support and the flexibility it offered from day one. The judges were impressed by the comprehensive training offering and the franchise’s marketing mentoring programme, ongoing mentoring initiative and support for business development. They felt communications with franchisees, including bi-monthly team webinars, showed that the franchisor had carefully considered what franchisees might need to create a successful business “