NEST Martial Arts Business Awards Winners 2023

2023 has been a fantastic year and at the NEST Martial Arts Business Awards 2023, we had a great turnout to show how much dedication and impact our clients have on their students and for their schools.

Thank you to all that attended and well done to all our award winners.

Business Growth

These schools have shown the highest % business growth from 1st January to 31st December 2022.

David & Simone Hodson – Fortitude Academy

Ricky & Katrina Lock – Martial Arts World

Lee Harris – Rings Boxing Club

Business Retention

These schools have shown the highest % student retention from 1st January to 31st December 2022.

Chris & Amanda Saunders – Teach Me Kung Fu

Mary Stevens – Athena School of Karate

Lee Matthews – British Military Martial Arts

Nigel Davison – East-West Martial Arts

Franchisor of the year

The Franchisor that demonstrates the highest level of business support and professional framework for their Franchisees.

Alan Paterson – Schools of Kung Fu

Franchisee of the year

The Franchisee that has shown exceptional dedication, business growth and retention whilst following the guidelines of their Franchise Agreement and brand.

Charlie Fox – Schools of Kung Fu Redhill

Best new business

This client joined NEST in either 2021 or 2022 as a start-up business (non-Franchise) and has since shown remarkable business acumen with measurable achievements. They’ve entered the world of business with a bang and are definitely one to watch!

Ravi Shergill – Roar MA & Fitness

Business Innovation

Kirsten Owen – Blackwell Academy

Outstanding work in the community

This business, or individual within this business, has made positive impacts within the community.

Wayne Baker – South Eastern School of Martial Arts

Outstanding personal achievement

Within the last 2 years this individual has accomplished a goal they are extremely proud of.

Lee Kent – Chi Wai Family Martial Arts

Business Warrior

This is a person in your business that you could not do without. An unsung hero whose ongoing dedication and support allows you and your business to be the best they can be.

Sam Gladdy – Ishin Ryu Ju Jitsu

Alison Ducker Award – Inspirational Women in Martial Arts

This award has been created in recognition and in memory of the wonderful Master Alison Ducker who we sadly lost in 2021. She was a remarkably accomplished Kuk Sool Won 7th Dan Black Belt, an esteemed business owner and a dedicated wife and mother. But above all she was kind and humble. We honour her by recognising other inspirational women in our Martial Arts Industry.

Sheila Dixon – Sheila Dixon

Lifetime Achievement

This is a prize we give to award recognition for all the work the winner has done throughout their lifetime both in, and for Martial Arts Industry.

John Lynn – John Lynn’s Black Belt Academy

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