Pirtek scoops national accolade

Brian Smart, Director General of the bfa; Cathryn Hayes, Head of Franchising, HSBC; Adrian Richards, Pirtek; Keith Hardy, Pirtek; Alistair Wiggins, Managing Director Pirtek UK; Martin Batson, Pirtek; Kelvin Roberts, Chairman, Pirtek; Paul Dunlop, Pirtek; Sean Hammond, Head of Franchising, Express Newspapers.

PIRTEK has won a national award at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.

The provider of on-site hydraulic hose replacement won the prize for International Achievement. Alistair Wiggins, managing director at Pirtek, said, “We have been driving international growth for a few years, really stepping up our focus on applying local strategies to each market within an overall international mindset.

“Our Chairman Kelvin Roberts even learnt German to facilitate our transformation in this market and create an inclusive atmosphere across country boundaries, eventually presenting at the Pirtek Germany conference. Our strategies have cemented our status as a leading business across Europe.”

The franchise entered the market in 1998 and specialises in hydraulic hoses, pipe fittings and couplings. The company has service centres and on-site teams working across Europe.