Business coaching and advisory board franchise The Alternative Board has been shortlisted in the Leadership & Culture category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30.
Each month a TAB franchisee facilitates board-style meetings made up of 6-8 local SME business owners, the ‘members’, who bring issues and challenges they face in their business and seek the real-life experience and knowledge of the other members around the table. In between those board meetings, the TAB franchisee holds a one-to-one business coaching session with each member. With the board meeting, coaching session and the use of TAB’s bespoke strategic business tools TAB franchisees help members move their business to where they want it to be.
“To be nominated as a finalist for Leadership & Culture by the BFA panel is a massive boost for our entire TAB UK community; our head office team, our franchisees and facilitators, and our clients – the SME business owners who are the lifeblood of the UK economy.
I know the calibre of the finalists this award has always attracted, so it’s a real honour to be part of it.” Ed Reid, Managing Director.
The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is an achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, beating many other franchise systems who also entered.
Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated the franchise:
“The annual anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey sent out by TAB shows this is a very happy network. The franchisors find face-to-face interaction really crucial, even in this age of technology, and that personal touch really can make a humongous difference.”
Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:
“The launch of CALIBRE, a set of values central to the entire business, ensures that everyone in the network lives and breathes the same ideas and shares in the company’s journey together.”
The Alternative Board will go head-to-head against three other franchise systems in November.