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Lansforsakringar BEST WHITE COLLAR As a Swedish group of customer owned insurance companies, the brand is home to 23 businesses with each one operating in a different Swedish and tailoring their services accordingly. These include insurance, pensions, banking, mortgages, and investments. “WE WANT TO BE KNOWN AS THE ‘ FR I ENDLY FACE OF FRANCH I S I NG’ WHERE GOOD I N I T I AL ADV I CE AND USEFUL I NFORMAT I ON DOESN ’ T COST ANYTH I NG AT THE START” THE FRANCHI S ING CENTRE BEST FRANCH I SE CONSULTANCY Franchising can be a sustainable venture but sometimes people fail because they don’t have the right information or support. In response, The Franchising Centre has 76 international franchise consultants who partner with franchisors and franchisees to help them achieve their goals. Having operated for more than 25 years, the business has garnered expertise to advise on franchising strategy, international franchising, recruitment, training and support, market research, and legal advice. The consultancy has been active in delivering information to the industry via participating in franchise events, speaking to the media, and publishing accessible guides. In turn, The Franchising Centre has been able to achieve a high client retention rate. Le Pain Quotidien BEST FOOD & DRINK With organic, healthy, and sustainable food at the heart of its menu, the Belgian bakery- restaurant chain has curated a comforting environment for its customers. The brand now has more than 210 locations across 21 countries, and offers in-store and take-away dining as well as commercial catering. Lathrop GPM BEST FRANCHISE LAW FIRM The full-service law firm comprises 234 attorneys and staff across its practice areas, partnering with franchises to anticipate challenges and achieve goals. It currently serves a wide range of sectors, offering expertise in areas such as corporate law, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, and employment law. LIME Painting BEST EMERGING The painting company specializes in interior and exterior painting services for residential and commercial properties. These include painting, specialty coatings, power washing, surface preparation and wallpaper removal and installation. The brand was founded in 2009 and has since grown to multiple locations. Little Kickers BEST CHILDREN’S AND EDUCATION Acting as an early year’s introduction to football, the coaching business runs fun and pressure-free classes for children aged 18 months to eight years. The franchise aims to promote confidence, coordination, good health, friendship, and teamwork among attendees. MSA Worldwide BEST FRANCHISE CONSULTANCY The consultancy acts as an authority within franchising by providing guidance to franchisors. Services include developing franchise systems, strategizing, creating operations manuals, training franchisees, supporting in multi-unit and international expansion, boosting sales, and more. The Franchising Centre team GLOBAL FRANCHI SE AWARDS : THE F INAL I STS 56 GLOBAL FRANCHISE | ISSUE 8.2