The Franchise Magazine:

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the 14 finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.

The shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represents sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global telecommunications.

The Awards, which are now in their 23rd year, aim to showcase ethical and innovative business ideas and the inspiring people behind them. They bring to life the stories of the exceptional franchisors supporting their franchise owner network and building strong brands – serving to motivate the next generation of franchisors and franchise owners.

There are three categories for the Awards: the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award; the HSBC Franchisee Support Award; and The Express Newspapers Brand Builder of the Year Award. More.