By Drain Doctor on 14/07/2015

It is always great to be recognised for our efforts in business. Twenty of the UK’s best franchising entrepreneurs have today been shortlisted for the British Franchise Association (BFA) HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2015, supported by Express Newspapers.

Among them is Drain Doctor’s own Kevin Preston of the Drain Doctor North West franchise who has been nominated in the B2B Franchisee of the Year category.

Kevin is one of our longest serving franchisees and is very much a part of the solid backbone of Drain Doctor Plumbing. The company wouldn’t be the same without him.

Since Kevin and his wife Dawn joined us they have grown their businesses every year and have shown themselves to be committed, loyal, ambitious and knowledgeable.

They are a wonderful model for other franchises to follow. They have demonstrated the strength of the Drain Doctor system in delighting customers with first-class plumbing and drainage services and they are now reaping the rewards. Being nominated for this prestigious award is testament to that strength.

Following a record number of entries, the 20 business owners from across Britain had to demonstrate the highest standards to be in contention for the most prestigious honours available to individuals in franchising.

Andy Brattesani, head of franchising for HSBC and one of the awards judges, said: “The process to reach this shortlist proved very difficult indeed thanks to the calibre of entries and these 20 franchisees should feel extremely proud to have reached this stage.”

One of the six category winners will be named BFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year 2015.

This is a prestigious award and winning it would be great for Kevin and great for Drain Doctor. Everyone across the Drain Doctor network wishes Kevin Preston, his wife Dawn and all those involved in the North West franchise the best of luck.