On Friday, February 25th at Croke Park, Dublin the winners of the Irish Franchise Awards 2011 were announced at a formal black-tie award ceremony presented by TV and Newstalk radio personality, Síle Seoige. The Irish Franchise Awards Sponsored by Ulster Bank recognises excellence in franchising and rewards outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry. The independent judging panel for the 2011 Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association Awards include Irish Dragon and Newstalk Presenter Bobby Kerr; Orna Stokes, Head of Specialist Sectors, Ulster Bank; Orla Nugent, MBA Programme Director, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Greg Swift of Dublin County Enterprise Board and Cian O Mongain from the Sunday Business Post.
Multi award winning Car Medic entered the Irish franchising market at the 2010 Irish Franchise Association Expo held at Croke Park and just one year on Car Medic have won the Judges Special Merit Award in the Best Emerging Franchise Category.
Car Medic began trading in late 2009 and to-date they have taken the Franchise world by storm. Car Medic can repair all cosmetic damages to your vehicle such as bumper scuffs, scratches, alloy refurbishment windscreen repairs and interior repairs at your home or place of work in a matter of hours. Car Medic’s unique repair system means that we can be considerable cheaper than traditional methods of repairing your vehicle and your vehicle will only be out of action for hours as apposed to days. “Our business model suits this price sensitive market with our repairs often being up to 70% cheaper than bodyshop prices” says Paul.
Car Medic are about to roll out there ninth franchise after just one year and are actively seeking to grow the network through 2011. “The fact that we have won this prestigious award is proof that this franchise business model is a winner in today’s market” says Paul Callan, Car Medic (Ireland) Limited.