Malcolm Lant, Signs Express franchisee for the Gateshead area, has been shortlisted as a semi finalist in the BFA HSBC Franchisee of the year Awards.
The annual British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Awards recognises excellence in the franchising sector and the commitment of those franchisees who ‘set the standard’ for best practice in the industry.
Divided into 5 regions, Malcolm Lant has been named as a semi-finalist for the North region. If successful in reaching the finals on 11th July he will be judged against franchisees from all of the UK with the overall winners announced at a gala dinner on 29th September.
Commenting on the nomination Malcolm said, “I am absolutely delighted to be through to the next stage in the awards. Through hard work and determination my team and I have been able to rise through the recession and build a very successful business; providing high quality products and exceptional customer service which results in high levels of repeat business and referrals. Fingers crossed I will be named as a finalist.”
Signs Express is a signs and graphics provider established over 20 years ago and with over 75 franchisees across the UK & Ireland. Malcolm Lant joined the Signs Express franchise in 2005 and has substantially grown his business to become one of the most successful franchisees in the network.
Signs Express franchisor, Managing Director Craig Brown said, “We are delighted Malcolm has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. He is a real credit to the network and his dedication to providing excellent quality products and supreme customer service represents the Signs Express ethos extremely well. Our franchisees have been recognised three years in a row in the awards, up against stiff competition such as McDonalds and O2 so it’s a great achievement to be named once again.”
The national awards are supported by Express Newspapers and winners will receive cash prizes from HSBC with the overall Gold winner receiving £5000.
Signs Express provides a wide range of signs and graphics products including interior and exterior signs, vehicle graphics, banners, exhibition displays and window graphics.