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Global Franchise Awards 2024 announces winners


Global Franchise Awards 2024 announces winners

See full coverage of the awards in the next issue of Global Franchise (out May 3rd 2024) and The full list of winners and highly commended brands are listed below: 

Anytime Fitness wins big, also scooping the industry’s highest award, while IFA’s Matt Haller is recognized in Global Franchise’s Hall of Fame  

An elite gathering of international franchising’s brightest stars celebrated winning global recognition with their peers at the Global Franchise Awards 2024 reception on February 16, ahead of the 2024 IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Hosted by Jack Monson, CEO of Brand J and founder host of Social Geek podcast, the ceremony awarded 30 winners across 18 categories, judged by a panel of franchise experts and international association leaders. This year’s judges included Farrah Rose, head of international development at The Franchising Centre, Sherry McNeal, president and CEO of the Canadian Franchise Association and Jennifer Brandeen, COO of IFA.  

Anytime Fitness was this year’s high achiever, scooping not only the Best Fitness Franchise category win, but also bagging Regional Champion (Americas) and the overall Grand Champion awards, marking yet another sensational year for this huge global success story. Judges commented on the brand’s founding philosophy of People, Purpose, Profits and Play, which has helped cultivate the largest and fastest-growing fitness franchise network in the world.   

“It’s great to be amongst so many different great franchise systems out there,” said Eric Keller, VP of Franchise Support at Anytime Fitness. This award is a testament to our great franchise partners around the globe and our small but mighty team that we have back at our corporate office – they’re what makes what we do happen.” 

Matt Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA) attended the event to accept his induction into Global Franchise’s prestigious Hall of Fame, recognizing and rewarding his immense impact as a powerful and tenacious advocate for franchising during recent challenging times.  

Says Matt Haller: “Thank you to the entire team at Global Franchise for selecting me for this award. I don’t view this award as about me – it’s for the entire team at the IFA, the staff who help protect, enhance and promote franchising every single day and on behalf of IFA members and the broader franchise community. We know that franchising is the greatest business model in the world.” 

“It was a great honor to host the 2024 Global Franchise Awards ceremony and celebrate these fantastic achievements with such a vibrant and enthusiastic group of franchise superstars, added Rachael Wenham, head of global development at Global Franchise. “We’re delighted to see so many brands, established and new, breaking ground, and excited to follow and report on their success and developments over the coming months. We’d like to extend our gratitude to all the brands who took the time to enter, our sponsors and supporters – including School of Rock (last year’s Grand Champion), IFA, Brand J and Social Geek – and of course our wonderful judging panel.”  

See full coverage of the awards in the next issue of Global Franchise (out May 3rd 2024) and The full list of winners and highly commended brands are listed below: 

Best children’s and education franchise 

Winner – Little Kickers 

Highly commended – School of Rock 

Best emerging franchise 

Winner – Venture X 

Highly commended – GoliathTech Inc 

Best fitness franchise 

Winner – Anytime Fitness 

Highly commended – Mayweather Boxing + Fitness 

Best food and drink franchise  

Winner – Ziggi’s Coffee 

Highly commended – Wingstop 

Best lifestyle franchise 

Winner – Dogtopia 

Highly commended – Just Cuts 

Best property maintenance franchise 

Winner – Stratus Building Solutions  

Highly commended – EverLine Coatings and Services 

Best signage and communications franchise  

Winner – Signarama 

Highly commended – FASTSIGNS International Inc 

Best white-collar franchise 

Winner – Expense Reduction Analysts 

Highly commended – InXpress 

Best nursing and care franchise 

Winner – BrightStar Care  

Best franchise consultancy  

Winner – Franchise Ready  

Highly commended – The Franchising Centre  

Best franchise law firm 

Winner – Lathrop GPM 

Highly commended – Rosen Karol Salis PLLC 

Best franchise marketing firm 

Winner – Reshift Media Inc 

Highly commended – BizCom Associates  

Best franchise PR firm 

Winner – All Points Public Relations 

Highly commended – BizCom Associates  

Regional Champion – Europe  

Winner – Fireaway Pizza  

Regional Champion – Asia Pacific  

Winner – KX Pilates 

Regional Champion – Americas  

Winner – Anytime Fitness 

Grand Champion  

Anytime Fitness 

Hall of Fame inductee 2024 

Matthew Haller 


For more information, photography and details on how to get involved with Global Franchise Awards 2024, please get in touch with the team at Global Franchise:  

Rachael Wenham 

44 (0) 1323 471291  

Millie Hall 

44 (0) 1323 471291  

Nicky Maia  

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