The Irish Franchise Association Gala Evening & Awards 2019.
MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN, DAVID KILLEEN
Welcome to the Irish Franchise Awards 2019, the highlight of the Irish Franchise sector’s annual calendar. These awards provide us with the opportunity to recognise all that is great about franchising. Winners are identified through our established independent adjudication panel of judges, chaired by Mr Bobby Kerr. It also provides all entrants and attendees with an excellent networking opportunity and to be recognised amongst their peers for excellence in franchising.
This year we are taking at a more innovative approach to running the awards. We are looking to encourage all franchisors, franchisees, customers, clients and suppliers of each franchise system to nominate that franchise system for an award. Each franchises’ head office can also nominate, if they so desire. The awards this year will be supported by a strong social media campaign to promote this new nomination process.
Rather than adjudicating on broad categories as we have done heretofore, we are introducing more specific category awards this year by sector. See link below where you can nominate any franchise in their specific sector or category. Simply click on the link, select the required category and nominate your chosen franchise. We encourage all franchisors and master franchise holders to forward the link to their company operated locations, their franchisees, their customers, their clients, their employees and their suppliers. It is the franchise systems that we will be adjudicating on this year and not individual franchises.
Once the nominations are received centrally, we will be contacting all the franchises that have received the most nominations in each category and will seek a formal online application from each franchise. The independent judging panel will then meet and adjudicate on the most deserving winners.
In addition, we will also be retaining the Franchisee of the year Retail and Franchisee of the year Service award to facilitate that each active franchise acknowledges their best performing franchisees. The franchisees submissions will be sought once the initial nomination process for best franchise systems are received.
We encourage you all to get involved this year in the Awards and look forward to seeing you on the 27th of September 2019. Wishing you all the very best in seeking your nominations.