KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, honored four Featured Franchisees of the Year at its National Franchise Convention. More than 1,500 franchisees competed for the awards in four categories: rookie, and owner of one-two, three-seven or eight or more tax offices.
Winners were selected from among the top 100 franchisees who led in key growth areas, including the number of returning clients, growth in the number of returns prepared, client satisfaction and overall revenue growth. In addition to leading top-performing franchises, a demonstrated commitment to H&R Block core values to do the right thing made up half the selection criteria.
"All of our Featured Franchisees of the Year exemplify H&R Block's 'called to serve' spirit," said Kip Knight, president of U.S. retail operations for H&R Block. "Not only do those honored operate tax offices that serve our clients well, they also are active participants in their communities. They all live by H&R Block's pledge to support the communities we live, work and play in."
These are the Featured Franchisees of the Year award winners:
Honorees were recognized with a commemorative crystal award, monetary award, a letter signed by company co-founder Henry W. Bloch and special accommodations at the National Franchise Convention hotel.
The Featured Franchisees of the Year are part of a long tradition of H&R Block franchisees. The company opened its first franchise office in 1956 and virtually created the franchise model. With almost 60 years of franchising history, H&R Block has created a support system franchisees use to market their business, serve their clients and expand to new offices.
H&R Block franchisees now operate more than 3,700 H&R Block offices nationally. To learn more about H&R Block, visit www.hrblock.com/franchise or call 1-800-HRBLOCK.
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 680 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2015, H&R Block had annual revenues of nearly $3.1 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom at http://newsroom.hrblock.com/.
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