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Welsh Law Firm Shortlisted for Supplier of The Year at Inaugural National Franchising Awards


Cardiff-based commercial law firm, Darwin Gray has been shortlisted for the Supplier of the Year Award at the inaugural Approved Franchising Association (AFA) Awards 2019.

The AFA is a UK-wide organisation, supporting the success and growth of the franchising industry.

The first AFA awards will celebrate franchising leaders and their achievements from across the UK. The black-tie event will take place on Thursday 19 September in Milton Keynes. Finalists will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze awards in each category. Award categories include Franchisor of the Year and Best New Franchisee.

Darwin Gray’s specialist franchising team provides a full range of legal services for prospective and existing franchisees as well as new and existing franchisors. Managing partner and franchising specialist, Stephen Thompson is also regional chair of Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) South West & Wales branch.

Stephen Thompson said:

“Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular option for business growth. It’s fantastic for the team at Darwin Gray to be recognised as leaders in the UK franchising sector, by being shortlisted for this AFA award. We are looking forward to the event in September. Good Luck to all of the finalists!”