Join us at the awards ceremony, to be held in June during the International Franchise Expo



Key Dates

Organise your business calendar around these important diary dates

  • 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

    Entries Open

  • 29 MARCH 2021

    Entries close

  • 13 APRIL

    Winners notified

  • 23 APRIL

    Winners announced


New for 2021

We have refreshed our categories and judging panel for this year’s awards, meaning no matter what sector your franchises operates within, if you’re raising the bar for the industry, we have your award ready and waiting.

Find Out More

Check out what winning a Global Franchise Award has meant to these top brands!

Check out what Global Franchise Champion 2020, Christine Kelly of Little Kickers, had to say about what the accolade has meant for their franchise 👇

Christine Kelly, Founder & CEO of Little Kickers

Global Franchise Champion 2020

“Winning this award was a huge honour for Little Kickers. We’d won smaller, national awards before but had never won an international award where we were up against more established, international peers. The Global Franchise Awards brought Little Kickers to the attention of global organisations who have approached us about forming partnerships. It has cemented our position as a leading organisation in the international children’s activity franchising space and has led to many approaches by potential investor organisations in Europe and North America”

Mark Jameson, EVP of Development & Support at FASTSIGNS International

“The Global Franchise Awards are certainly one of the most distinguished honors in franchising - we were honored and thrilled to be a category award winner in 2020 and 2019’s overall winner. We were able to leverage our award with candidates, PR and to tell our brand story to a broader audience. Participating in the Global Franchise Awards is a MUST for any franchise company!”

Richard L. Rosen, founder, Richard L. Rosen Law Firm

“To be honored with a Global Franchise Award is especially gratifying. I know that Global Franchise maintains a stellar international reputation in the franchising field and it’s recognized worldwide as an organization that maintains the highest standards in choosing those, whether they be franchising companies, individuals or lawyers, who they honor and recognize for excellence in franchising”

Johan Isacson, director of franchise, Lindex

“It’s an honor to receive a Global Franchise Award, especially when it’s handed over from industry experts and we were in competition on a global level with such worthy nominees”

Helen Doron, founder, Helen Doron Educational Group

“This acknowledgment is particularly meaningful to myself and our franchise community”

Farrah Rose, director of international development, The Franchising Centre

“Having dedicated most of my working life to helping businesses expand internationally, it’s an honor and privilege to have been recognized in this way. This Global Franchise Award has made all the effort, and sometimes heartache, worthwhile”

Madison Jobe, chief development officer, Wingstop

“To be recognized as the winner of the Global Franchise Awards shows the dedication and commitment this brand and its employees have to our mission, and that our efforts are being noticed in the industry”

Neil Gill, CEO, Dogtopia

“Winning a Global Franchise Award proudly provides our team and network the recognition they deserve for all the hard work and dedication they give to all pet parents and dogs”

Matthias H. Lehner, CEO, Bodystreet

“One thing is particularly important to us: we’re pursuing our vision to become the best employer in the fitness industry. With this award, a new chapter in the Bodystreet success story has opened”

James Young, head of franchise sales and development, DC Strategy - Best Franchise Consultancy at the Global Franchise Awards 2020

“It’s a great recognition of the hard work of our team - our Global Franchise Award allows us to be recognized on a global scale”

Previous award winners

Check out last year’s illustrious line-up of winners here, and discover how winning a Global Franchise Award meant bigger and better business for them, here.

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