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Irish Franchise Awards 2017
finalists announced



The Irish Franchise Association has announced that the unprecedented number of entries received for this year’s Franchise Awards have been reduced to a list of finalists from which the overall winner in twelve categories will be chosen. The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry.


The award categories represent both retail and service industries.  Finalists this year include Sherry FitzGerald, Snap, Insomnia Coffee Company, AIL Group, Right at Home, McDonalds, BCM Business Cost Management Ltd, Eddie Rockets, Supermacs, Fastway Couriers, Home Instead Senior Care, TaxAssist Accountants, PSI (Pet Sitters Ireland) Ltd, Chopped, Card Connection, Bricks 4 Kidz, ActionCoach, Camile Thai, Abrakebabra, Munchies, Oasis of Taste, JBM|MERIT intelligent epos solutions, Fast Casual Distribution, The Franchise Show, ZEUS Packaging, AIL Group, Skillnet and Let’s Operate


The Irish Franchise Awards will be presented at a formal black-tie awards ceremony at The Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Stillorgan on Friday May 19th hosted by Newstalk’s Jonathan Healy with exciting entertainment and a strong production.  This event was shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Award Ceremony’ at the National Event Industry Awards for the last two years consecutively and is anticipated to, once again, be an impressive business event reflecting the strength of the franchise sector over the last two decades. All finalists receive a framed certificate of excellence on the night and winners receive a bespoke crystal trophy and personalised branded video footage with highlights from the night.


The judging panel for the 2017 Irish Franchise Awards include Newstalk Business Presenter and former Irish Dragon Bobby Kerr; Greg Swift, head of enterprise at Dublin Local Enterprise Office; Michael Bradley, former CEO of the Irish Franchise Association and Elaine O Regan of the Sunday Business Post.  David Killeen, Chairman of the Irish Franchise Association said “The awards are an opportunity for us to formally acknowledge the excellent work being done by all franchisors and franchisees in growing the sector and contributing significant new sustainable jobs. I’d like to personally thank all those who entered submissions and wish all of the finalists the very best of luck.”


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