Rebecca Newenham, Founder & Director of Get Ahead, receiving the Franchise Balance award

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Get Ahead wins top award at the British Franchise Awards 2021

Virtual outsourcing company, Get Ahead, has taken home the Franchise Balance accolade at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2021.

2021 marks the 32nd year of the bfa HSBC franchising award, a flagship event for the UK franchising industry. The glittering event took place at The Vox in Birmingham, where the achievements of the UK’s best franchisors and franchisees were celebrated. Get Ahead battled it out against a record number of entries to secure the accolade for its franchisee onboarding programme during COVID-19.

Commenting on the win, Rebecca Newenham, founder and director of Get Ahead, said: “This award win is particularly special, as it comes off the back of what was an extremely challenging year for our franchisees. By setting up our onboarding programme, we wanted to give them a shoulder to lean on during difficult times, giving them an extra level of care and support.

As a franchisor, we always strive to be the best in what we do. I’m incredibly proud of the whole Get Ahead team for this fantastic award win.“

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 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.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said: “During the last 18 months, many businesses have felt the strain of ongoing pressures, but the franchising model provides businesses with much-needed support when they need it most. Get Ahead’s onboarding programme serves as an excellent example of how franchises can provide additional care during difficult times, so it is no surprise they have taken home this brilliant accolade for all their efforts.”

This latest awards success come on the back of a record-breaking year for Get Ahead. The company scooped a silver award at the Best Business Women Awards, and founder Rebecca was crowned Southern England Business Woman of the Year in the National Business Women’s Awards 2021. Looking ahead to 2022, Get Ahead has already been shortlisted in the Virtual Franchising Awards 2022 in the Franchisor of the Year and Marketing Excellence categories and has been awarded ‘SME News Best Virtual Admin Support Firm 2022’ for the second year running.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Caroline Saunders .

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