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Neighborly® Named Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise for Second Consecutive Year

Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, was recently named the 2020 winner of the Global Franchise Award for Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise, marking the second year in a row that the brand received this honor. Neighborly President and CEO Mike Bidwell accepted the award on Neighborly’s behalf during the 2020 International Franchise Association (“IFA”) Convention, held February 8-11 in Orlando, Florida.

“We kicked off 2020 stronger than ever, now with around 3,800 franchisees representing our 22 service brands across nine countries,” said Bidwell. “Receiving this award once again from Global Franchise magazine is a testament to how Neighborly’s growth has been a contributing factor to our continued success as we strive to be ‘the world class leader in multi-branded service franchising’. We look forward to what is to come in 2020 as we continue raising the bar for home services franchising worldwide.”

Launched in 2018 by Global Franchise magazine, the Global Franchise Awards focus on honoring the most exceptional international franchise brands. Winners are selected each year by qualified judges who analyze nominated franchisors’ overseas ambition, strong franchisee support, strong marketing efforts and an overall willingness to advance the cause of franchising itself.

“In the three years since this award program’s inception, the amount of entries we’ve received has risen steadily along with the caliber of those entries,” said James Fell, head of content for Global Franchise magazine. “Neighborly’s proven franchise model and continued growth made the company stand out to our esteemed judges as the clear leader in its category of property and home maintenance franchises, making Neighborly a key player in this year’s elite group of Global Franchise Award winners.”

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