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Franchisee Chris O'Halloran of Ripples Chelmsford has been named a finalist of the Franchisee of the Year category in the StartUp Awards, which will be held at Kensington Roof Gardens on December 6, 2013.
There are 29 companies, from across the country, which will be competing for one of 12 trophies up for grabs at the ceremony.
O'Halloran has been operating his Ripples franchise since September 2010 and following year-on-year growth is set to open a second showroom.
He commented on his finalist nomination: "The last few years have been a lot of hard work but the results speak for themselves really. My business continues to grow and to be able to expand so soon is obviously something we're really proud of. To be shortlisted for this award, after less than three years, is a great honour and it just goes even further towards proving that starting my new business with Ripples was absolutely the right thing to do."