Petpals is celebrating after being named one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities in the Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100).
From hundreds of entries across every sector, Petpals has been ranked 77th overall.
The EF100, established in 2017 in association with HSBC, is a list that ranks the best upcoming franchises across the UK. It recognises the sector’s “brightest businesses” and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria; from their financial performance and heritage to their contribution to the community and the way they “embrace innovation”.
Scott English, brand director of elite franchise, said: “We feel that Petpals has well and truly earned their place in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list.
“This definitive league table of the Top 100 Franchisors shows just what Britain has to offer. Each year, the ranking becomes more competitive and this year has been no exception for our panel of industry-leading judges.”
He added: “At EF100 we take into account entrants’ sales and growth figures as well as the frameworks in place for the training, development and support of their franchisee network.
“Achieving this position is a testament to all that Petpals has achieved – they have consistently demonstrated a gold-standard level of franchising.”
Kevin Thackrah, director of petpals, added: “To be recognised by the EF100 is a great achievement. We’re very proud of the network we’ve built and we’re so pleased to be recognised in such a prestigious table.
“Due to the massive increase in demand, investment opportunities in the pet-care industry have never been more in demand. Capping off a challenging year by showcasing the important work we do is a brilliant way of highlighting the amazing business we continue to build.”