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Rochdale-based InXpress wins Franchisor of the Year – Bronze award in the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

Rochdale-based shipping experts InXpress have won the Franchisor of the Year – Bronze Award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ the BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whilst also providing an educational space and accreditations, governed by their high standards and a code of ethics.

The awards often referred to as the ‘Oscars of franchising’ were held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023.

InXpress, founded in 1999, is a global business-to-business franchise company in the transportation and logistics industry with a network of over 450 franchisees across 14 different countries. They provide their SME clients with shipping solutions through consultative services and innovative software. In 2021 they won the Global Franchise Awards in both the Best White Collar Franchise category and Overall Champion. They were also awarded International Franchisor of the Year in 2021 and 2022 by the Franchise Council of Australia.

Commenting on their win UK county manager Jon White said: “We’re over the moon to win the Franchisor of the Year – Bronze award! This award is dedicated to our great network of franchisees’ whose determination and mindset for growth is key to our success, and to our head office team who encourage and support the network every step of the way.”

Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of the BFA said: “Our huge congratulations to InXpress, on this tremendous win. We had some fantastic entries this year but theirs really stood out from the crowd. We would like to thank them for being such great ambassadors of the BFA and for representing the very best in UK franchising.”

UK Head of Franchise, Commercial Banking at sponsors HSBC Bank Gillian Morris said: “The diversity of franchising on display at tonight’s awards ceremony – across so many brands and sectors – demonstrates the strength and reach of the industry. Choosing a winner is never easy and I’d like to join Pip in thanking everyone who entered and send our warm congratulations to InXpress on this very well-deserved award.”