The team at Fun Fest, which runs a network of children’s holiday clubs across the UK, is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities. From hundreds of entries across every sector, Fun Fest has been ranked 61st overall in the prestigious Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100) – a title it will hold for the duration of 2022.

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 12 months has seen franchise brands like Fun Fest survive and thrive thanks to their robust infrastructures and proven business models.

“We feel that Fun Fest 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 Franchisors shows just what Britain has to offer. Each year, the ranking becomes more competitive and this year has been no exception for our panel of industry-leading judges.

“At EF100 we take into account entrants’ sales and growth figures as well as the training and support systems in place for their network of franchisees. This year, brands were also judged on any measures they initiated to survive the challenges of 2021, along with ambitions and growth targets for the next financial year. Achieving this position is a testament to all that Fun Fest has achieved – they have consistently demonstrated a gold-standard level of franchising.”

Sarah Beattie, Managing Director of Fun Fest, explains ‘We have made it into this prestigious list for the last 2 years but this time, we jumped up an amazing 12 places and have been highlighted as one of the franchise industry’s rising stars. I believe that this is due to the level of support that we have given to our franchisees so that they could provide consistent service to their customers in very challenging conditions’.

The team at Fun Fest is proud to not only provide exemplary childcare services for its customers but now be named as an award-winning business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs too.

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