Leadership Management International has ranked 171st in Entrepreneur’s 40th annual Franchise 500, highlighting the global success and growth of the organisation.
The list, which features names like McDonalds, Taco Bell and 7-Eleven within its top ten, is widely recognised as the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking, assessing over 1,000 applicants for this year’s edition.
First published in 1980, Entrepreneur uses set criteria to evaluate organisations, with key factors such as Costs & Fees, Size & Growth, Support, Brand Strength and Financial Strength & Stability often referred to as the ‘five pillars of the Franchise 500’.
Judged by Entrepreneur’s editorial team and entered into data analysis, the ranking is an independent league table of the franchise industry, taking into consideration the latest trends and evolution of each organisation.
Ray King, Managing Director of Leadership Management International-UK, commented: “Given the popularity and prestige of Franchise 500, it is seen as a significant achievement for franchisors to feature anywhere on the list, as it demonstrates substantial success on the international stage.
“To be ranked within the top 200 organisations proves that we have made a lot of progress over the years, with Leadership Management International becoming a name synonymous with high-quality personal development and leadership training.
“As the demands of modern business continue to grow, organisations require effective leaders to oversee projects and manage large teams of people.
“The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is bringing a renewed focus on people development for many organisations, as they look to nurture the talent within rather than bring in new people. This ensures the next few months will be a good time to be an LIMI franchise owner in the UK.
“Innovative in their approach and content, our programmes are delivered using tried and tested ‘Action Learning’ techniques that work, combining a proven method of training and development with personal coaching and one-on-one facilitation.
“Rather than adopting a ‘one size fits all’ approach, all development programmes are tailored to meet the unique requirements of the client, with four core concepts central to our delivery: time, multi-sensory learning, spaced repetition and focussed coaching, to ensure full understanding.
“It is this commitment to quality that separates us from the competition – we understand the needs of organisations and their people and then work closely with clients to help them develop the skills needed to succeed at the highest level.
“Now, with LMI’s programmes being produced in 27 different languages and marketed within 80 separate countries, people from across the world are achieving their personal and professional goals with the support of our experienced coaches.
“We look forward to continued growth and success throughout this year and hopefully Leadership Management International can continue to climb the Franchise 500 rankings in 2020.”