Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, hosted its biggest ever UK franchise conference last week, held at the Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.  Around 600 franchisees and store managers joined Papa John’s staff to celebrate team and individual achievements during the past year and look to the future.

Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sales and business development manager explains: “Our theme: ‘Better Together’, was firmly cemented by ensuring franchise store managers were invited to the event, as well as franchisees, for the first time this year.  Store managers are integral to the success of our franchised outlets across the UK and so it is important to involve them in learning about our strategy and goals for the future.”

Liz Williams, managing director, Papa John’s UK, plus other key staff, provided inspirational presentations throughout the afternoon and discussed the whole team’s commitment and vision for helping franchisees and their employees improve future profitability.  The audience also enjoyed pre-recorded video of franchisees and staff playing at various fun ‘bush-tucker’ challenges between the more serious presentations.  The footage also served-up a fond reminder of one of the successful product innovations of last year: The Ostrich pizza.

The evening gala dinner gave the opportunity to celebrate the most successful store openings, the highest sales growth plus the most outstanding staff and contractor contributions.

Amongst the many awards presented, winners included:

  • Best Local Store Marketing of the Year 2018: Mal Singh – Selly Oak


  • Highest Sale Growth Store 2018: Sheffield – Prince of Wales Road – Tofur Ali
  • Franchise Owner of the Year 2018 (less than 5 stores): Abid Hussain
  • Franchise Owner of the Year 2018 – multiple operator (more than 5 stores): Rana Abhol

Phil Gaffer concludes: “Our biggest ever UK conference was a fun, informative event designed to focus everyone’s attention on the future. Our commitment to our franchisees, teams and customers will be our driver for the next year and we look forward to delivering on our promise of being ‘better together’ as the best pizza delivery company in the UK.”

Papa John’s is actively recruiting for more enthusiastic franchisees hungry to join the team.

As one of the largest pizza companies in the world, Papa John’s has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK.  Help is provided with location selection and full turn-key opening of stores.  As a franchise, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.

For further information please visit: www.papajohns.co.uk/franchise