PuriFry Wins at 2013 Irish Franchise Awards


Press Release 12th October 2013

PuriFry are delighted to have won the Best Emerging Franchise Category at the 2013 National Irish Franchise Awards in Dublin. The Award was presented to Carey Baxter, founder of PuriFry, who welcomed the recognition that the award brings - “As a young Franchise it is fantastic to have won this award, in recognition of the hard work by everyone involved in establishing and developing our business model across Ireland. We look forward to further expansion of the network in Ireland, and the opportunity our expansion into Great Britain presents.” 

The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry. The judging panel for the 2013 Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association Awards included Irish Dragon and Newstalk Presenter Bobby Kerr; Orna Stokes, Senior Manager, SME Propositions, Ulster Bank; Orla Nugent, Director Executive MBA, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Greg Swift of Dublin County Enterprise Board, Michael Bradley, former CEO of the Irish Franchise Association and Siobhan Lennon, Commercial Director of the Sunday Business Post.

The awards were presented at a formal black-tie awards ceremony at The Clyde Court in Ballsbridge Dublin on Friday October 11th 2103. The Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the Irish Franchise Calendar and Ulster Bank Irish Franchising and Start-ups EXPO . The ceremony is an impressive business event reflecting the strength of the franchise sector in these challenging times.  With a turnover of €2.4 billion and 4,086 operating units on the island of Ireland, the sector offers 42,927 full-time jobs to the economy.  David Killeen, Chairman of the Irish Franchise Association said “The EXPO & awards are an opportunity for us to formally acknowledge the excellent work being done by all franchise practitioners in growing the sector, consolidating existing businesses and protecting sustainable jobs despite the difficult trading conditions we currently face.”

PuriFry provide Fryer Management Services for the filtration and cleaning of commercial deep fat fryers to the catering trade, with a huge range of Contract Caterers, Hotels and Restaurants all benefiting from improvements in cleanliness, improvements in Health & Safety, with the ultimate goal of reducing their oil consumption and costs through filtration and an extension in the usable life of their cooking oil.

For further information on PuriFry and its range of services please see www.purifry.co.uk or www.purifry.ie