Welsh Law Firm Awarded Gold at National Franchising Awards

November 17, 2020


Cardiff-based commercial law firm, Darwin Gray has won the gold award for Supplier of the Year at the national Approved Franchising Association (AFA) Awards 2020.

A UK-wide organisation, the AFA supports the success and growth of the franchising industry. The AFA awards 2020 took place on Thursday 12 November, recognising and celebrating leaders in the franchising sector across the UK at a virtual awards ceremony.

Darwin Gray’s franchising expertise were recognised by achieving the Gold Award for the 2020 Supplier of the Year. Headed by Stephen Thompson, Darwin Gray’s specialist Franchising team provides a full range of legal services for prospective and existing franchisees as well as new and existing franchisors.

Stephen Thompson said:

“Especially during the unprecedented times that we all find ourselves in, it’s great to see the franchising sector has survived and thrived through entrepreneurial spirit and the seizing of opportunities.

I am delighted that Darwin Gray’s franchising expertise have been recognised by the AFA in the form of a gold award. It is an honour to be recognised alongside the excellent franchising talent in the UK.”

Sarah Canny, Director of Operations at the AFA said:

“Stephen and his team at Darwin Gray have a long history of providing great support to the UK franchise sector, selfless and down to earth it’s been a pleasure to work with them over the years.

It’s wonderful to see their services being recognised by judges at our awards ceremony, there was some tough competition we are however delighted that they won our gold award this year.”



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I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”

Becs Beslee
Dice FM Ltd

Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”

Rebecca Cooper
ACT Training

We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”

Karen Gale
Stepping Stones Group

An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”

Gwawr Booth
Portal Training Ltd

PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”

Ledia Shabani
Property Support Services UK Ltd

We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”

Guto Bebb
Farmers’ Union of Wales

Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”

Iwan Hywel
Mentrau Iaith Cymru

My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”

Margot Adams
Guarding UK Ltd