Rainbow Franchisees Get Shortlisted For Major Industry Awards in 2020
Although 2020 has been quite a trying year for most, our Rainbow International franchisees have had plenty of reasons to celebrate after 3 branches were shortlisted for major industry awards.
Who Are Our Nominees?
Insurance Woman of the Year
To start off the list, we have our 2019 triple award winner Jennie Mills, who owns the Rainbow International Derby West franchise. After scooping many industry awards in 2019, it only seemed natural that Jennie would be recognised in the category for Insurance Woman of the Year (small to medium firms) 2020. This award was open to women whose overall achievements and work within the UK general insurance industry has helped raise the profile of the sector as a career for women through their commitment to education, training, leadership, mentoring or acting as a role model.
On being shortlisted for this award, Jennie commented “To say that 6 years ago I didn’t even know this restoration world existed I was so surprised to even be nominated for this award, to then be selected as a finalist is crazy! I have my amazing team to thank and everyone who believed in me from the get go which enabled my business to be the success it is today”.
Approved Franchise Association (AFA) Awards
Moving onto the Approved Franchise Association (AFA) Awards, our franchisee from Glasgow-West, Stacey Cooney, has been shortlisted, as well as being awarded Bronze, for the ‘2020 Outstanding Young Franchisee Award’. This award is given to a franchisee that demonstrates exceptional drive, dedication and growth within their business. Customer Service, Marketing and Leadership will all be taken into consideration when judging this category.
On being awarded the Bronze award for this category Stacey commented “I’m absolutely delighted that I have made the final 5 for the 2020 Outstanding Young Franchisee award. It’s been a crazy journey to say the least with lots still to learn but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I would like to pass special thanks to our amazing team for all their hard work and dedication over the years, we are truly blessed to have such a great crew and wouldn’t have gotten where we are today without all their support“.
bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2020
Our final awards of the year were the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2020. This saw our franchisee duo from Rainbow International Warrington, Liam Hargreaves and Jason Hough, being shortlisted for the bfa’s ‘Next Generation Award’. This award was to recognise the next generation that is coming through franchising. The award criteria being that the entrants are to be 35 or under, owning a successful franchise, have great ambition and drive to grow their business further, and not necessarily be from a business background.
Liam and Jason had this to say about their entry presentation. “The judges said that our presentation was great. Although we were nervous, they said that we came across excellently to them and the presentation was great. They also asked at the start if we were doing any slides, we advised no, it’s just us delivering the presentation, they advised that was good to hear”.
A Year of Hard Work Has Paid Off
We are immensely proud of our network and the great work they deliver to our customers on a daily basis! There is a reason we continuously maintain a world class cNPS score with our clients. With a positive end to a difficult year, we are positive that 2021 holds many opportunities for Rainbow and all of our franchises across the UK.