ADNOC Distribution wins the prestigious Arab Franchise “Home Grown Franchise of the Year Award”
Mr. Vikram Noronha, Head of Franchise Business, Adnoc Distribution receives the prestigious Arab Franchise “Home grown Franchise of the Year award” from Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai
Dubai: Arab Franchise Awards held concurrently with Arab Franchise Expo event which concluded in Dubai recently, recognized the excellence in the franchise industry of the Arab world announced the winners of 2022. Franchise industry leaders filled the Pullman Creek Ballroom to celebrate 2022’s top franchise entrepreneurs, leaders, and their legacy. The ceremony began with a keynote speech by the Chief Guest of the event Dr. Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, President of the University of Dubai – about the latest insights into the importance of home-grown franchise brands and how these trends can influence the local economy.
ADNOC Distribution is UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, with a network of over 400 service stations and 280 convenience stores. Every month, more than 20 million visits are paid to our network of over 360 retail service stations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.
“I am exceedingly grateful for allowing me to collect this award on behalf of my ADNOC Distribution . The most profound recognition goes to the Management and team who has supported the company during its phenomenal success in recent years”.Vikram said after receiving the award
“As one of the UAE’s best and most recognized brands ADNOC Distribution has expanded its business year on year and has a growth strategy both in the UAE and the broader GCC region and we are aggressively planning major expansions in the region from 2023”, said the Head of Franchising at Adnoc Distribution Mr. Vikram Noronha. “We are looking at Franchising Opportunities from Global, Regional and Local Brands in the MENA region and beyond and support them through the creation of a dedicated team of professionals who really understand the market and how to drive sales”, he added.
“Our primary focus areas are A strong retail presence which includes ADNOC service stations providing a comprehensive range of fueling and related vehicle services including car washes, lube services, and tire centers. We also provide Popular ancillary services at our service stations including our extremely popular Oasis convenience stores -and more than 600 retail tenants at our service stations, including quick service restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger Kings, and Tim Hortons etc..”, He added.
Among the winners was Reza Food Services Company, which is one of the largest developers of Mcdonald’s in the region. The company won the ‘Corporate Hall of Fame Franchise Award’. Fawaz Danish, President and Group CEO of Budget Saudi Arabia, won ‘Franchise Leader of the Year’. Galadari Ice-Creams Company, won the Franchise developer award outside the US. Al Hokair Group won ‘Franchise Brand of the Year – Hospitality Category’. Adnoc Distribution won the ‘Franchise Brand of the Year’ award and Bird and Bird of the UK won the ‘Best Franchise Law Firm’ award. T. K. Khaleel of Bakemart and Gaurav Marya of Franchise India won the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ for their contribution to the franchise industry. Barns Coffee operator won the ‘Best Homegrown Cafe’ award and Chaiiwala of London Ltd won ‘International Franchise Year of the Year’, among other companies. Franway of Saudi Arabia and Emtiyz of UAE won the Franchise Consultancy firm of the Year awards. Meals N More won the most Innovative Franchise of the year award. Auto detailing company, Green Shine won the “Green Franchise of the year” award. Raydan Food company and Barns café of Saudi Arabia won the best Restaurant and café Awards respectively.