busylizzy named emerging franchise of the year

busylizzy named emerging franchise of the year

Stedham-based family fitness class franchise busylizzy has been named the UK’s ‘Emerging Franchise of the Year’ by the British Franchise Association (bfa).

Like many good businesses, busylizzy was borne out of frustration with the current marketplace, in this case for post-natal mother and baby classes.

Founded in 2011 by Julie Clabby and her business partner, early success saw it franchised in 2014, and the duo haven’t looked back since.

Entirely online and app-based, Julie took her background in the fitness sector and applied it to family classes sector with immediate success.

Distinctive branding led to rapid growth in its Surrey heartland and the network is now extending its wings across the UK with average franchisee turnover reaching six figures.

Speaking to BQ, Clabby said: “We are hugely proud to have won this prestigious award and see it as a spring board to our expansion across the country.

“With this accolade under our belt, and the incredible boost it will bring to our profile, we feel confident to accelerate our new franchise projections.”

The bfa’s CEO, Pip Wilkins, added: “As judges, we demand substantial evidence of quality, a comprehensive understanding of franchising ethics and proof of consistent franchisee success.

“Our winners have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments and these awards pay testament to their sustained franchising excellence.”

The awards are the oldest and most prestigious in the £15bn franchise sector, having been established nearly 30 years ago.


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