We were absolutely thrilled to be named ‘Retail Franchise of the Year” at the 24th annual Irish Franchise Association Awards. The awards recognise excellence and leadership in the Irish Franchise industry. The award was presented by Ciara O’Farrell from Elavon.
Representatives from over 35 franchises in Ireland converged on Clontarf Castle Hotel on Friday to discover who had become the 2019 awards winners within the franchise industry. Hosted by the Irish Franchise Association, the line-up included 15 awards in total. The judging panel this year was chaired by Bobby Kerr, ex-Dragon and businessman with John Lane of Holohan Lane Solicitors and Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise for Dublin City LEO.
Greg Swift spoke on the night about what they are looking for in the winners. “Overall the standard was very high, so much so that we introduced a Highly Commended Award to several of our categories this year. We also added a Green Initiative award which allows us to see, and we think it’s important for franchises to use their creativity to bring sustainability into business.”
Insomnia Junction 14 was also shortlisted in the Retail Franchisee of the Year category, narrowly missing out to The Zip Yard – Ranelagh and Drogheda.