Working Mums Top Franchise Awards Winner!
On May 17th we won the Working Mums Franchise Award for Innovation, and the Support Team at head office who respond to our 35 franchisees could not be more thrilled. This award was judged by HSBC, Aquabridge Law and Federation of Small Businesses.
“The judges felt that Pink Spaghetti had carefully identified future challenges to their model of unlimited support and adapted their business model to ensue this remains a core commitment to franchisees. They catered to a wide and comprehensive range of learning styles, and had created an engaging business model and structures to ensure they kept ahead of emerging trends.”
Co-founder, Caroline Gowing said “We know that the support we offer our franchisees is vital to our business, and we have always had to think ahead to ensure this support continues as we grow. The use of technology and continual improvements in our training, as well as new software and an amazing Support Team all mean we can not only continue to deliver the support we want, but actively improve what we offer. We are very proud to have won this award.”
The full award wording can be viewed here.
Working Mums Top Franchise Awards nominee
Pink Spaghetti are delighted to announce that we have again been nominated for the Working Mums Top Franchise awards. We have been nominated for 2018 in two categories – the Supportive Franchisor award and also the award for Innovation.
Best Franchise Awards Finalist
Pink Spaghetti PA Services reached the final for the second year at the Best Franchise Awards. In the category of Business to Business Services, the top 3 companies are shortlisted based on their satisfaction scores from franchisees. We are delighted as a fairly new franchise to be in the top three with companies, such as Tax Assist Accountants, the winner, who have been franchising for 17 years.
Pink Spaghetti PA Services 5 Star Satisfaction for 2nd Year
We are thrilled to have received our 5 star satisfaction badge for the 2nd year. This is an independent survey undertaken by Smith & Henderson, where the franchisees are asked a series of 29 questions about all aspects of our offering, from training and support, to brand and how likely they are to recommend the franchise to others. Submitted anonymously, this is a chance for franchisees to be completely honest, and we gained a score of 97%. Vicky Matthews, co-founder said, “this is the most important award to us each year, as we strive to support the franchisees in their businesses every day, from before the training, to those that have been with us for over 5 years. We are very proud indeed, and will do what we can to retain it next year”. On average only 20% of franchises that are surveyed gain the 5 star rating.
Best Franchise Awards Winner and Finalist
We are delighted to announce that our franchise Pink Spaghetti was awarded the ‘Best New Entry’ award at Smith & Henderson Best Franchise Awards 2016 on November.
We were very excited to meet Facebook Director, Ed Couchman, who presented us with the award yesterday.
We are so proud to have received such amazing feedback from our franchisees and to be presented with this amazing award. It is wonderful to see the business we created helping other hard working mums to set up their own flexible businesses, working from home, building their own client base and developing new skills. We were also finalists in the Best Franchise under 25K investment level.
Steven Frost, Director of Smith & Henderson, said: “Pink Spaghetti has shown itself to be amongst the very best in the country and we congratulate them on this achievement.”
The news was featured in several publications, click here to read the entry in Franchise World.
Smith & Henderson’s 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award
Pink Spaghetti are proud to have been awarded Smith & Henderson’s 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award 2016, gaining an overall satisfaction score of 99%. This independent survey is undertaken by Franchisors across the UK to determine how satisfied its franchisees are across the 5 areas of training & support, the franchise system, culture & relationships, stewardship, and value & rewards. This means that Pink Spaghetti have achieved above average results across all areas, and will be shortlisted for Smith & Henderson’s national awards ceremony later in the year. As these results have come from the franchisees themselves, it is very important to us indeed and we are extremely proud.
Working Mums Supportive Franchisor of the Year
We beat a huge amount of other franchises for this award. And it is the one we are most proud of, as supporting our franchisees is an extremely important part of our offering.
Nominated Cheshire Business Woman of the year.
Our nomination was for achievement in business.
Nominated Business Parents of the Year
Due to be announced in October, judges will be looking for examples of successful, parent-run businesses going places ,and parents who are a shining example of how running a business alongside a family works.
Finalists – Best Business Women Awards
Network She Business of the Year
Chosen for growth and profitability, as well as the importance of our work life balance, both our staff, our franchisees and for our customers due to the service that we offer.
EWIF New Franchisor of the Year
In announcing us as winners, Matthew Winfield, franchisee relationship manager from sponsors McDonalds Restaurants said the following:
This is a great franchise, the flexible service offering for it’s clients is reflected in the franchise model itself. It’s flexibility; combining part time hours with an easily expandable model make it very attractive. This kind of flexibility is rare in the market place but this franchisor has made it work. Even in this tough economic climate the model has continued to grow and franchisees have shown their commitment and interest in buying additional territories.
This franchisor showed clearly that they are growing at a sustainable rate, investing in their brand and gearing their business to ensure longevity of their business and that of their franchisees.
They demonstrated the energy enthusiasm and commitment needed and we are therefore delighted to announce ….
The winner of the McDonalds Restaurants New Woman franchisor of the year 2014 are Caroline Gowing and Vicky Matthews, Pink Spaghetti