We Love Pets, a family business set up nine years ago to help pet owners balance work pressures, holidays and busy lifestyles with the care of their pets, has been announced as the winner of the Emerging Franchisor Award category at the annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018.
The bfa HSBC Franchise Award winners were announced on 28 June 2018, at the ICC in Birmingham at an exclusive black-tie ceremony held between day one and two of the bfa Annual Conference.
The judges acknowledged We Love Pets’ investment plans and reinvestment strategy, as well as its approach to business.
Since launching its pilot franchise four years ago, We Love Pets has recruited 12 franchisees.
Franchisees also enjoy support from its team of business, marketing and pet experts and it is the only franchise to provide vet nurse and solicitor support. It is also the only franchisor to offer the City and Guilds dog walking and pet sitting qualifications, in partnership with Wiltshire College.
Joanne White, founder and company director of We Love Pets, said: “We’re thrilled with this result. Our success is down to the hard work of our amazing team and successful franchisees. We’ve recruited 10 new fabulous franchisees so far this year. As the franchising industry is becoming more mainstream, and the pet industry is growing, we’re excited about what the future will bring. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners this evening.”