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Irish Franchise Awards 2018

The 2018 Irish Franchise Awards Finalists Announced

Get set to celebrate greatness in Irish business and economic impact


The Irish Franchise Association has today announced the shortlisted finalists for this year’s Irish Franchise Awards. This ever increasing sector of the Irish has an annual turnover of  circa €1Billion. It is responsible for 3,000+ franchise operating units across Ireland and contributes an equivalent of 32,500 full time equivalent jobs to the economy.


This year’s finalists consist of a mixture of food service, retail and service-based businesses, international successes and local hero stories. This awards process will well and truly congratulate greatness in business as well as celebrating the demonstrable contribution of franchising to our growing and thriving economy.


“The Franchise awards ceremony is the social highlight for the franchise community every year. For the Irish Franchise Association, as a voluntary body, it is really a very special night as we get to formally recognise, salute and celebrate the exceptional achievements and commercial successes of the active franchisors and franchisees within the franchise community here in Ireland. Our Independent panel of adjudicators, under the very capable chairmanship of Mr Bobby Kerr, do a wonderful job every year in deciding on the final category winners. We thank all those who entered the awards and congratulate those companies who have been short listed for the finals. Finally, we look forward to another wonderful evening’s entertainment capably hosted by broadcaster extraordinaire the irrepressible Mr Jonathan Healy.”


The Irish Franchise Awards ceremony is an unmissable occasion for all involved in or servicing the Irish franchising sector. It is the go to event for Franchisors, Master Franchise holders, franchisees and suppliers. The event is THE industry event of the year and has a feel and the bling of the franchising Oscars – it celebrates the industry leaders and recognises new and emerging entrepreneurs and franchise brands. Coming to Dublin’s Clontarf Castle on 28th September 2018. This year’s awards is set to attract both the local franchising markets as well as those who work closely with it. All participants involved or supporting the franchise community are welcome on the night.


Finalists this year include: ActionCOACH, AIL Group, BCM, Blasta, Bricks 4 Kidz, Camille Thai, Chem-Dry Diamond 1, Chem-Dry Ireland Ltd, Eddie Rocket’s, Executive Cleaning & Restoration Services Ltd, Four Star Pizza (Ireland) Ltd, Freshly Chopped Ltd, Insomnia Coffee Company, RAH Homecare Ltd, Rocket’s, SNAP, Supermacs, TaxAssist Direct Ireland Limited.

About the Awards

Established in 1995, The Irish Franchise Awards celebrates excellence in franchising and rewards outstanding achievements from both the franchise community and suppliers to the sector. 2018 will be the 23rd year of this prestigious event. In 1995, just two franchise awards were presented and more recently, in 2017, 15 bespoke awards were presented at a gala event attended by leaders of the franchise sector, invited guests, media and government representatives. The Franchise Awards is the longest established and most reputable business award ceremonies in the Irish franchising industry.


Organised by the Irish Franchise Association, award submissions are open to the Irish franchise industry in its entirety – both members and non-members. To submit a nomination, see the online entry system below.


The Irish Franchise Awards was shortlisted in the category of BEST AWARD CEREMONY at the National Event Industry Awards in 2015 and again in 2016 and proudly takes its place amongst the most prolific business award ceremonies in Ireland.


Why Attend?

The Irish Franchise Awards offers both franchisors and franchisees an opportunity to be recognised for areas of excellence within this thriving industry and in front of peers, competitors, colleagues and consumers. See an outline of some of the headline benefits to finalists and winners below:

  • All finalists receive a framed certificate of excellence
  • All finalists receive a finalist logo which can be promoted across all of their social media and
    online platforms.
  • All winners receive personalised branded video content with highlights of the night and their
    own specific award being presented. This can be shared across all digital platforms and used
    as an effective form of marketing collateral
  • All winners receive captioned press photography
  • Winners receive a beautiful bespoke personalised trophy
  • Finalists and winners are featured with Media Partners
  • Finalists and winners are featured in a strong publicity campaign across all platforms

Key Date

The 2018 Irish Franchise Awards will take place in Clontarf Castle on the 28th September, 2018.

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