Earlier this year we celebrated being named one of the UK's top franchise opportunities. In March, franchisors from across the nation attended a lavish ceremony at the Hilton London Kensington, to celebrate being named one of the UK's top 100 franchise brands. From hundreds of entries across every sector, we ranked 40 overall in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) - rising seven places from last year to reach the top 40.
The EF100, established in 2017 in association with HSBC, is the franchising list to watch. It recognises the sector's brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria; from their financial performance and heritage, to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation.
The franchise industry contributes over £17billion to the UK economy and more than 700,000 people are employed in franchising across the country. Despite a difficult economic climate, the last 18 months has seen franchise brands like Pitman Training survive and thrive thanks to their robust infrastructures and proven business models.
"We feel that Pitman Training has well and truly earned their place in the Elite Franchise Top 100 list," said Scott English, Brand Director of Elite Franchise. "This definitive league table of the Top 100 franchises shows just what Britain has to offer. Each year, the ranking becomes more competitive and this year was no exception for our panel of industry-leading judges.
At EF100 we take into account entrants' sales and growth figures as well as the frameworks in place for the training, development and support of their franchisee network. This year, brands were also judged on any measures they initiated to survive the challenges of the pandemic, along with long-term planning they employed to experience prosperity and growth post-pandemic. Achieving this position is a testament to all that Pitman Training has achieved - they have consistently demonstrated a gold-standard level of franchising."
A hit with the NHS as well as top 40 in franchising
Paul Lewis is the Managing Director at Pitman Training who attended the EF100 ceremony earlier this year with some of the UK support team, "We are so proud to have ranked 40th in the EF100 2022. We have risen up the table seven places from last year, and it was fantastic to share this accolade with our 85 training centre locations in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. During the pandemic, we managed to maintain our commitments to our students by shifting course provision online and receiving hundreds of five-star reviews and new enrolments in the process. As well as this, we provided constant support to the NHS with our world-renowned medical courses, such as the Medical Admin Diploma. This has been recognised by the NHS who now actively send staff to study with us.
“Being able to support our network whilst they have provided training courses that have helped hundreds and thousands of students develop themselves through this challenging time is a testament to the hard work of everyone here at Pitman. I'm so proud to be a part of this great franchise."
At Pitman Training we are proud to not only provide an exemplary service for our clients but are now thrilled to be named as an award-winning business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs too. Contact our team to find out more about the franchise opportunity by clicking here.