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Snap-on Tools shortlisted for franchise award

By autotech-nic on July 22, 2020

The 100-year-old man-in-a-van franchise is in the running to win the title of the British Franchise Association’s ‘Franchisor of the Year’.

“We’re over the moon to have been shortlisted and recognised alongside other incredible franchisors,” explained National Franchise Manager, Lisa Law. “This achievement is a great indication of how much we do for our network of over 400 franchisees around the country. I’m very proud to be a part of the team and thank every single person in the Snap-on family for their continued commitment and hard work over the last 12 months.”  

The Franchisor of the Year award recognises the best franchised businesses in the country, celebrating consistent growth, innovation, network support and contribution to the sector. If awarded this accolade, this would be the second national franchising award in less than twelve months for the UK team. In late 2019, the nationwide franchisor topped the polls in the annual Elite Franchise Top 100.

“We’re very proud of our heritage as a global brand, having maintained our position as the tool manufacturer of choice for the modern technician since launching in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1920,” continued Lisa. “We attribute the success of our franchise opportunity to the innovative ways in which we encourage new talent into the network. Our tools are known as the best in the business, so we’ve often found talented prospects wanting to buy a franchise but have not yet been able to raise all the required funds to invest. We’re all about inspiring the next generation of franchisees at Snap-on, so we launched our reduced entry package to help these entrepreneurs get out on the road.”

Prospects can now invest in their own van-based franchise for less than £12k, meaning they can join the global network during their centenary year.

Winners of the HSBC bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards 2020 will be announced in November.

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