Charles Folkes, the Managing Director of Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland) is in the running for a prestigious national award that recognises the work of franchise businesses in the UK
Mr Folkes has been shortlisted for the British Franchise Association (BFA) Franchisee of the Year Award.
He is one of only three finalists in the over-55 category of 'Olderpreneur', which is aimed at individuals whose wealth of experience has seen them make a big impact in their chosen franchise.
If he wins the category, he will join the winners of five other categories competing for the overall Franchisee of the Year title later in the year.
Mr Folkes said: "I am delighted to have been shortlisted as a category finalist in the category for these prestigious franchise awards.
"In the six years since setting up Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland)
we have experienced tremendous growth and the quality of the service we provide to our customers is second to none.
"Whilst I have been short-listed for this award, I wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have to date without the support of a fantastic, highly experienced staff team, so this is just as much about them."
The British Franchise Awards, which are sponsored by HSBC, are regarded as the franchise industry's top accolade. The BFA was set up in 1977 to act in the interests of the industry in assessing and accrediting franchising companies.More information about the awards are available from the Franchise Awards website.