Online Entry System




The Irish Franchise Awards celebrates excellence in franchising and rewards outstanding achievements from both the franchise community and suppliers to the sector.  2017 is the 22nd year of this prestigious event and it is one of the most established and reputable business award ceremonies in the country.   In 1995, just 2 franchise awards were presented and now in 2017, 15 bespoke awards will be presented at a gala event attended by leaders of the franchise sector, invited guests, media and government representatives.  The Irish Franchise Awards are open to both members and non-members of the Irish Franchise Association and this online entry system is designed to be time efficient and easy to navigate. 

The Irish Franchise Awards was shortlisted in the category of BEST AWARD CEREMONY at the National Event Industry Awards in 2015 and again in 2016 and proudly takes its place amongst the most prolific business award ceremonies in Ireland.



  • All finalists receive a framed certificate of excellence.
  • All finalists receive a finalist logo to be shared on all email signatures + digital platforms.
  • All Winners receive personalised branded video content with highlights of the night and their own specific award being presented.  This can be shared across all digital platforms and is a valuable piece of marketing collateral.
  • All winners receive captioned press photography.
  • Winners receive a beautiful bespoke trophy.
  • Finalists and winners are featured with Media Partners ‘The Sunday Business Post’.
  • Finalists and winners are featured in a strong publicity campaign across all platforms.
  • Be recognised as a leading Franchise as adjudicated by an independent expert panel of judges.
  • Attend the Franchise communities annual showcase event, our Oscars equivalent and Network with best practice franchisors and franchisees active in the Irish franchise sector.



Monday March 27th:  Final Closing Date for Entries

April:                      Finalists announced with supporting PR campaign across all platforms

Sunday May 14th:    ‘Focus on Franchising’ Special Report in the Sunday Business Post

Friday May 19th         Formal black-tie gala award ceremony

Radisson St Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Champagne reception, 4 course meal, entertainment and presentation

If you experience any technical issues or need to clarify anything in this awards submission form, please contact Helen O Dwyer, PR1 on 086 2332725 or email awards@irishfranchiseassociation.com


*** It is advisable to save answers in a separate document such as word or excel and then paste into the required fields in the online entry when you are satisfied.

Entry Categories

Franchise of the Year - Retail

Franchise of the Year - Service

Franchisee of the Year - Retail

Franchisee of the Year - Service

Best Emerging Franchise - Retail

Best Emerging Franchise - Service

Best Pilot Franchise System

Best Indigenous Irish Franchise

Best Marketing Campaign

Outstanding Growth Award

Best Franchise System & Business Practice (ongoing support, operations manual)

Franchisor Social Responsibility Award

Outstanding Supplier or Support to the Franchise Sector


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed, or the form will fail to be sent.

Please answer the following sections and questions:

A supporting statement of your submission. This should be an executive summary of the most salient points of your entry.

Franchises: Please give details in relation to company history, products and/or services, number of franchisees, client base, main competitors.

Suppliers: Please give details in relation to company history, products and/or services, client base, main competitors and what you offer to the franchise sector

Franchises: Describe your success, progress, and potential, using the Franchise Business Model.

Suppliers: Describe your success, progress, and potential within the franchise sector

List key achievements in your business that are relevant to the category you have entered. What were the obstacles overcome and why are these achievements outstanding (please prioritise).

F: Financial Details

Please enter your details below:

This information is completely confidential and only used for judging purposes. It will be destroyed/deleted when judging is completed.

Judges may request additional financial information to support their final adjudication if required.

My Turnover is (Please tick the relevant box)

Please state your % Increase in turnover

How many Franchisees do you currently have and please indicate your projections for 2017 and 2018?

Suppliers: Please enter n/a for this section but include answers for number of employees:

Numbers employed in network

Projected number of employees