Appointment of Non-Executive Director

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Franchise Brands PLC
12 September 2022

12 September 2022




("Franchise Brands", the "Group" or the "Company")


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Franchise Brands plc (AIM: FRAN),  an international multi-brand franchise business, is pleased to announce that Andy Brattesani has joined the board of Franchise Brands as a Non-Executive Director.


Andy is an experienced banking professional with extensive experience in the franchising sector.  From 2016 until recently he was UK Head of Franchise at HSBC, the market leader in the UK franchise sector with an extensive client base including many of the largest franchise brands. As well as supporting the growth of HSBC's franchise business in the UK, Andy has also led the expansion of HSBC's franchise model internationally. Andy's career in banking over the past 30 years has also encompassed roles with HBOS, RBS and Standard Chartered.


Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman, commented: "We are pleased to welcome Andy to the board of  Franchise Brands  as a Non-Executive Director. His substantial franchising experience, profile in, and knowledge of the market, and business development expertise will be particularly valuable as we continue to grow our business both in the UK and internationally".  


Andy Brattesani, Non-Executive Director, commented: "I am delighted to be joining the board of Franchise Brands at this time. The Group has an impressive track record of growth, having built a high-quality, technology-enabled portfolio of brands in the UK, Europe and North America. I look forward to contributing my franchising and business development experience to support the team in driving the future growth of the business".


Andrew ("Andy") Vincent Guilio Brattesani, aged 60, does not have any current directorships and has not held any directorships in the past five years.





Franchise Brands plc

+ 44 (0) 1625 813231

Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman


Andrew Mallows, Interim Chief Financial Officer


Julia Choudhury, Corporate Development Director




Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Jeremy Porter / George Payne (Corporate Finance)

Amrit Nahal (Sales & Corporate Broking)




Dowgate Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3903 7715

James Serjeant / Russell Cook / Nicholas Chambers




MHP Communications (Financial PR)

+44 (0) 20 3128 8100

Katie Hunt/Catherine Chapman

+44 (0) 7884 494112


About Franchise Brands plc


Franchise Brands is focused on building market-leading businesses primarily via a franchise model. The Group currently has a combined network of over 600 franchisees across six principal franchise brands in the UK, North America and Europe. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services, specialist sector expertise, management experience and group resources.


Our B2B brands are Metro Rod, Metro Plumb, Filta, Willow Pumps and Azura, and our principle B2C brands are ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. Each of our brands are leaders in their respective markets. The combined trading history of all the Group's brands is over 190 years. Franchise Brands employs over 430 people from 5 principal offices in the UK as well as Orlando, Florida and the Netherlands.


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