Speedy Freight nominated for major franchising award


Speedy Freight has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year Award at the BFA HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.

Speedy Freight offers a range of bespoke solutions to logistical challenges, such as linking with manufacturing systems, shipping, warehousing and final mile delivery across multiple industries, from retail to industrial, anywhere in Europe.

The company’s turn key package and strict guidelines to protect franchisees trading areas is key to the business’ continued success. It support centre employs a team of franchise development managers who, with a coaching approach, share best practice from across the network, support training programmes and provide reporting tools to track success and opportunities for improvement.

Mike Smith, Managing Director for Speedy Freight:

“Our vision is to be recognised for pride and professionalism in delivering innovative expedited solutions, whilst delivering a first-class service to all our customers. Becoming a finalist is a credit to our robust model and dedicated franchisees and colleagues.”

“The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is a major achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, fighting off many other companies vying for the accolade.

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchising Association (BFA), congratulated the company:

“Speedy Freight fully deserves its nomination for Franchisor of the Year after sending in a really detailed form showing how they have helped the whole network thrive.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:

“We are using courier services more than ever, and Speedy Freight, which has been franchising since 2010, has really grown as a business and done so in an ethical manner.

“Its nomination is testament to its hard work and I wish the company the best of luck come the awards night.”

Speedy Freight will go head-to-head against five other franchise units in June from a mixture of sectors, including cleaning services, pet food services and a recruitment franchise.