Mr. Blessing A Manikandan (CEO, Toni&Guy) on winning the prestigious Franchise Professional of the Year 2019 and TONI&GUY has won Franchiser of the Year 2019

Paulsons Beauty and Fashion Private Limited yet again proved to be the market leader as it bagged prestigious awards at the Franchise Awards 2019, India’s top most honor in franchising.

While Paulsons Beauty and Fashion Private Limited, Master Franchisee of TONI&GUY was awarded the Franchisor of the Year 2019 in Salon Beauty and Wellness category for TONI&GUY.

To top it all, it’s Chief Executive Officer of Paulsons, Blessing A Manikandan won the Franchise Professional of the year, 2019. He had amid stiff competition from over 100 brands and more than one lakh professionals.

In the past, he was also awarded the Salesperson of the year and the Indian Salon and Wellness Congress presented him with the Male Professional of the Year award.

“India is witnessing a new phase with an increased interest in entrepreneurship than earlier years. Across the world and even in India, people are talking about the recession, economy slowdown, depression and lay-offs, but at Franchise India 2019 exhibition, I witnessed the participation of more than 500 brands and over 45,000 aspiring entrepreneurs, who are looking for business opportunities and partnership” says Blessing Manikandan.

He believes Franchising will define the future of Indian Entrepreneur Ecosystem. “More than everything, in Franchising, the rate of success is really high. We only need to take a calculated risk because we already know how well the brand is doing. In the coming five years, it will flourish even more,” he says.

Blessing A Manikandan hails from a small village Sathyamangalam, Erode District and he says, if somebody like him can grow to heights coming from a small village, anybody can. All you need to do is believe in yourself and never give up!

Manikandan has 25 years of rich work and implementation experience with leading organisations in advertising, marketing, sales, business strategy, public/media relations, retail and franchising.

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