Shuttercraft bfa Business Transformation Winners

On Monday evening over 1,000 franchisors, including Shuttercraft, tuned in for the annual bfa HSBC awards evening hosted by Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association.

The event, being held virtually live from a London studio, was a buzz of colleagues and families glamming up on their sofas to see the best of the best in the franchising world, recognised for their work in 2020.

Opening the night, Shuttercraft were delighted to be presented with the Business Transformation award!

“The team have worked so hard this past 18 months, pushing boundaries, stepping out of their comfort zones, and striving for change in order to provide the very best service to and for our network.  Being shortlisted for the Business Transformation award, amongst such fantastic other entries, has been a massive recognition of the team’s dedication to the development of the franchise.  We were genuinely rather overwhelmed to have reached the final, let alone actually win.” Lisa Stead, Franchise Manager.

The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and highlights Shuttercraft as a business working ethically and in the best interests of its franchisees and staff, beating many other franchise systems that also entered.

Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated Shuttercraft saying:

“The transformation of this business sits in its franchise type, with a clear shift from an operator van franchise to a managerial franchise model. Formerly, it was very difficult for franchisees to successfully scale up the business. Since the new model was launched, 12 new franchisees have joined the network and feedback shows that the change has transformed the business.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:

“In order to change the franchise structure, the entire model was overhauled. There is now more focus on bespoke technology, an increase in marketing, a larger head office and more opportunities to engage as a network. These are just some of the changes in the past two years.”

You can find us on page 21 of the BFA Best in Franchising guide released yesterday:

Shuttercraft is one of the UK’s largest shutter companies, expertly installing premium, made-to-measure shutters and blinds that transform homes up and down the country. You will always deal with a local Shuttercraft expert via their network of franchise partners – only selling quality S:CRAFT products.

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