2nd December 2016
The owner of Recognition Express West London, Ed Kennelly is headed for Wembley!
But he’s not going to the famous stadium for sport. His promotional goods and branded clothing company has been named a finalist in this year’s prestigious West London Business Awards which is are to be held at Wembley.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across three themes: sector leadership; sustainable and responsible business; and economic growth.
It’s a head to head competition between Recognition Express and McDonalds in the Franchise of the Year category.
Ed Kennelly, owner of Recognition Express West London, said:
"We are absolutely delighted to hear this news. We have only been trading for three years but we’ve established ourselves as a high-quality provider of promotional goods and branded clothing to the London business and education community. This is the first time we have entered an award so it was a real surprise to find out that we had been chosen as a finalist.
McDonald’s are stiff competition and another top-quality franchise. May the best team win!"
Nigel Toplis, managing director of the Bardon Group which includes the Recognition Express brand, added:
"Well done to West London Business for shining a spotlight on the franchise business model. Running a franchise is a proven way to build a successful, profitable business and Ed Kennelly at Recognition Express West London is testament to that. Reaching the final of such a competitive award is a huge achievement and we have our fingers crossed that he’ll win."
The winners will be announced at the West London Business Awards gala dinner on Thursday 2 February.
14th December 2017
Recognition Express has been named as one of the top 20 UK franchises in the Elite Franchise 100 league table.
31st July 2017
Recognition Express raised more than £3,000 for the charity WellChild last week at its annual golf tournament.
19th June 2017
Chris Masters, head of operations at Recognition Express, and a team of 11 gym buddies completed a mountain challenge to raise money for charity.
10th April 2017
Recognition Express Manchester has sold over five million badges during its 30 years in business.
4th May 2016
Local charity CASE Training is sporting smart new lanyards thanks to Recognition Express Hull.
The ongoing support from the franchisor is very comprehensive. Good initiatives and brochures are widely available to help you promote the business. New ideas and promotions are always changing to keep pace with the marketplace. Itï¿½s this approach of constantly reassessing the marketplace that helps us maintain our position. Kevin Andrews, Recognition Express Taunton
Having been away from the workplace for 18 years, I was apprehensive about starting my own business. The support I have received from Recognition Express has been exceptional. The business is going extremely well and the economic climate has not affected my business at all. In fact, people are very aware of the need to promote the business and keep their name out there. Jan Chidley, Recognition Express Hull and East Riding
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