The Irish Franchise Associations awards 2013

This year’s Franchise Awards has been reduced to a list of finalists from which the overall winner in thirteen categories will be chosen.

The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward outstanding achievments of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry. The judging panel for the 2013 Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association Awards include:

  • Irish Dragon and News talk presenter Bobby Kerr
  • Orna Stoles, Senior Manager, SME Propositions, Ulster Bank
  • Orla Nugent, Director Executive MBA, UCD Micheal Smurfit Graduate Business School
  • Greg Swift of Dublin County Enterprise Board
  • Michael Bradley, former CEO of the Irish Franchise Association
  • Siobhan Lennon, Commercial Director of the Sunday Business Post

Orna Stokes, Senior Manger, SME Propositions, Ulster Bank said; “Every day at Ulster Bank we work with SME and Corporate businesses across a range of industries to provide business and lending support. It is our job at Ulster Bank to provide solid advice, appropriate financial support and a robust service to our business customers, to help them take advantage of the opportunities that are out there, whether at home or abroad. We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Irish Franchise Association. The Expo provides us with a great opportunity to support the start-up and franchising sector and the Awards recognise and reward outstanding entrepreneurs in Irish Franchising."

Finalists for Irish Franchise Awards 2013

Franchise of the Year (Retail)

  • Zipyard
  • Apache
  • Boston Barber Bars

Franchise of the Year Service

  • Fastway
  • Jymka
  • Business Coaching Ireland
  • Synergy
  • Home Instead

Franchisee of the Year

  • Zipyard Audrey Bowman
  • Zipyard Richard Collins
  • McDonald’s Morgan McStay
  • Snap Mick and Kay Fitzgibbon

Best emerging franchise

  • MixGreens
  • Card Connection
  • House of Tea
  • Sasta
  • Stockwatch
  • PuriFry
  • BeeFit

Best Marketing Campaign

  • Motivation Weight Management
  • Energie
  • Home Instead

Outstanding Growth

  • Fastway
  • Apache
  • The Zipyard
  • Synergy

Franchising Woman of the Year

  • The Zipyard Audrey Bowman
  • Snap Sarah Flood
  • Sasta Fiona Egan
  • Jymka Annemarie Bryne
  • Stockwatch Kate Murphy

Best Franchise System and Business Practice

  • Fastway Couriers
  • Chemdry
  • BeeFit
  • Home Instead

Indigenous Irish

  • Synergy
  • Boston Brand Bars
  • MixGreens
  • Sasta
  • Stockwatch
  • BCM

Best Newcomer

  • MixGreens
  • Sasta
  • Tenago
  • House of Tea
  • Purifry
  • BeeFit
  • Card Connection