Top Franchises in Ireland announced at the Irish Franchise Awards 2017
Best Supplier to the Franchise Sector went to Zeus Packaging
Franchise of the Year (Retail) went to Eddie Rockets, Franchise of the Year (Service) went to Sherry FitzGerald; Best Indigenous Irish Franchise went to Insomnia Coffee Company; Best Marketing Campaign went to Snap; Best Franchise System and Business Practice went to Home Instead Senior Care; the Outstanding Growth Award went to Chopped; Best Emerging Franchise went to Camile Thai; Franchisee awards went to Byrdan Ltd trading as McDonalds; Paul Fagan of Action Coach and David O Hanlon of Fastway Couriers; Best Support to the Franchise Sector went to Lets Operate; Best Supplier to the Franchise Sector went to Zeus Packaging; Best New Franchise Business Model went to AIL Group for Oasis of Taste; Outstanding Contribution to Employment in Ireland went to Supermacs and a special lifetime achievement award was awarded to Andy Hennessey, formerly of Fastway Couriers.
Over 28,000 people are now working in the Irish franchise sector engaged in the operations of 2,975 different franchise units across a wide range of sectors ranging from retailing and food service right through to an interesting selection of business-to-business and business-to-consumer services.
The ceremony was an impressive business event reflecting the strength of the franchise sector over the last two decades. David Killeen, Chairman of the Irish Franchise Association said “The awards are an opportunity for us to formally recognise and celebrate the excellent work being done by all franchise operators in growing our sector. On behalf of the Association I would like to congratulate all entrants and winners with special thanks to our co-sponsors AIB and award sponsors which include Home Instead Senior Care, TaxAssist Accountants, Snap, The Irish Franchise Show, Eddie Rockets, McDonalds, Lets Operate, Comans Beverages, JBM & Merit Solutions, The Sunday Business Post and Skillnet.”