WSI Internet Franchise Honors Excellence Among Its Franchisees at UK and European Convention

World’s Largest Internet Franchise Recognized 18 Franchisees at Its Regional Awards Ceremony in Birmingham, UK.

Toronto, Canada, April 10, 2011 --( Outstanding achievement and business success were recognized at WSI’s regional awards ceremony held at the company’s UK and European Excellence and Innovation Convention last week. More than 150 WSI Digital Marketing Consultants attended the awards dinner as WSI, the world’s #1 Internet franchise, honored 18 franchisees with a 2011 Regional Excellence Award.

Ron McArthur, President of WSI, said, “WSI is proud to recognize outstanding achievement displayed by our Internet franchisee community in terms of delivering excellent digital marketing solutions to their clients, providing exceptional customer service and contributing to the overall success of the WSI system. Our regional awards ceremony was a great way to convey our sincere appreciation for members within our franchise network who have gone over and above the call of duty during the past year.”

Among the award categories highlighted were the Performance Awards, which recognized WSI’s top 5 Area Representatives who achieved immense success developing the franchisee communities in their regions. Those who received a Performance Award were: Alberto Ferreiro (Northern Mexico), Carlos Guzman (Southern Mexico), Gilles Dandel (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Martinique), Doug Schust (Eastern Canada) and Francois Muscat (South Africa and Africa).

WSI also distributed its People’s Choice Awards, which were nominated and voted by the Internet franchisee community. These customer excellence awards recognized those who demonstrated outstanding customer experience and satisfaction. The winners were: Chris Griffin from Surrey, UK, Miko Kershberg from Belgium and Tracy Spence from Northamptonshire, UK. Additionally, WSI honored those who made exceptional contributions to the WSI franchise network with a community excellence award. The winners of these awards were: Husam Jandal from Dubai, UAE, Francois Muscat from South Africa, Gilles Dandel from France and David Duncan from Surrey, UK.

Lastly, WSI presented its Rising Star Awards, which were selected by the Internet Consultant Advisory Council (ICAC) and Area Representatives. These awards were given to those who displayed exceptional achievement in their WSI franchise business within the first year of operation. Those who were honored included: Peter Bushaway from the UK, Muna Saleh from UAE, Francois-Xavier Magnin from France, Graham Drage from the UK, Philippe Thoniel from France and Peter Wilson, Simon Miskimmin & Michael Pearson from Ireland.

“The winners of this year’s Regional Excellence Awards have exhibited stellar results in terms of regional development, customer impact, community impact and business achievement,” said Ron McArthur. “The winners list is quite impressive and offers a firm testimony to our industry leadership and continuous innovation toward reaching new frontiers in this exciting field. On behalf of the entire corporate head office, I want to congratulate each winner for their outstanding achievement.”

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WSI is the world’s leading Internet franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world’s largest Digital Marketing Consultants’ network with its head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2010, WSI was the proud recipient of 6 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program

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