The Global Franchise Awards were launched and are run by the Global Franchise magazine team. They aim to celebrate the brands that are working hardest to advance the cause of international franchising.

Global Franchise aims to recognize excellence within the field of international franchise, and we do this using four values:

  1. Has truly global intentions. Whether or not this franchise is established in many countries at the moment is not the point – we want to see whether this franchise plans to go global, in a sustainable, ethical way.
  2. A great relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Regardless of whether a brand is global, what underpins any good franchise business is the level of communication between franchisor and franchisee. The support systems not to be impeccable, especially during the coronavirus crisis.
  3. Will have an innovative marketing and promotions plan. We want to hear about what your promotions plan for 2020 looked like. Tell us about your promotions online and in print, and provide details of your social media channels.
  4. Has advanced the cause of international franchising. From exhibiting at shows, joining organisations and giving speeches at events, we want to know about your company’s extracurricular activities in this sector.

Each entry costs $299

Entries close at 5pm (GMT) on March 29, 2021

You will receive your invoice 14 days after the closing date

Winners will be notified on 13th April, 2021 - this will be under strict embargo.

The winners will be publicly announced on our website on 23rd April, 2021 and at an awards ceremony to be held at the International Franchise Expo in New York, USA in June. Date and times to be confirmed.

We have assembled a fresh judging panel, refreshed our categories and updated our judging criteria.

One other notable change for this year's awards is that parent companies can no longer enter, so they will need to enter their specific brands, where relevant.

Have any other questions about the awards?
Get in touch with our team today directly on +44 (0) 1323 471291 or email us