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.
David & Simone Hodson – Fortitude Academy
Ricky & Katrina Lock – Martial Arts World
Lee Harris – Rings Boxing Club
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
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
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
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