International entrepreneur and business advisor wins big in Washington
Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago), an industry-leading commercial cleaning franchise with over 40 Master Franchise locations and over 1,500 Unit Franchises throughout the U.S. and internationally, is proud to announce that Rafiq Punjani, Master Franchise Owner of Anago of Manitoba has been named Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and Anago Cleaning Systems as part of IFA’s annual Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.
“Rafiq is truly an entrepreneur in business and life,” says Adam Povlitz, President of Anago Cleaning Systems. “We are honored to be able to nominate him for this award and have him as part of our dynamic group of Master Franchisees.”
Rafiq has been recognized for his efforts in community service, business mentorship, and franchise development as he is on the Board of Directors for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and is involved in Futurpreneur Canada, and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Rafiq became a Master Franchise Owner of Anago of Manitoba in 2016 and has helped it grow to over 24 franchises and 100 plus team members. Originally from Pakistan via Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Rafiq recently became a Canadian citizen.
“I am thankful for my family, friends, franchisees, and Anago Cleaning Systems for supporting me through this journey,” says Rafiq Punjani. “We will continue to grow and serve our community as business leaders.”
Each year, the IFA hosts a leadership meeting giving guests the opportunity to meet with representatives in Congress and discuss the impacts of the new joint employer standards for franchises across the country. Within this event, the IFA also hosts their annual, “Franchisee of the Year” awards given to franchise owners taking action and inspiring their franchise communities.