Franchisor of the Year Award - 2005 (Consumer services category)
Shaadi Centre, the offline business division of Shaadi.com - The World's Largest Matrimonial Services Provider has been conferred the Franchisor of the Year Award 2005 (Consumer services category) amongst over hundred companies, by the country's largest Franchising Consultancy Company, Franchisee India Holdings(FIHL).
This award is a testimony of the success at Franchising of Shaadi Centre and also substantiates that it has the best franchising practices.
Shaadi Centre today has established 123 franchisee centres across 72 cities in India and plans are for a network of 250 centers within a year.
With franchisors across India. Shaadi Centre network has leveraged the technology advantage of Shaadi.com and is connected to the central database of prospects through a proprietary technology. It creates a pool of all the prospects across the nation, which is available to members at any Shaadi Centre.
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On receiving the recognition,
Mr. Omprakash Hasnandani
Business Head, Shaadi Centre
In addition to match-making, Shaadi Centre also offers services like astrology, matrimonial classifieds, matrimonial events, and plans to add wedding planning, expert advice and other such services.
People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd.
People Interactive (I) Pvt Ltd is part of Anupam Mittal promoted People Group and owns new media and technology businesses such as Shaadi.com, Fropper.com, Astrolife.com, Shaadi Centre and ShaadiTimes.com. People Interactive has been awarded the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 India Award and Deloitte Fast 500 Asia-Pacific Award for 2005 and 2006. It has also won the 2005-2006 Franchisor of the Year Award, for its business unit Shaadi Centre. People Interactive has also been recognised as a unique entrepreneurial and highly innovative company with the Red Herring 100 Asia Award and the CNBC - TV 18's Emerging India Award.
About People Group
People Group was founded by Anupam Mittal in 1996 and has consistently grown by over 200% each year since then. The group currently employs over 400 people and is headquartered in Mumbai. In addition to 7 regional offices in India, People Group also have operations in UAE, UK, and the USA. Besides People Interactive, the group is also a very strong player in the wireless space through its company People Infocom (I) Pvt. Ltd. Its brand MAUJ is a leading wireless content and services provider. People Group is also, involved in film & television production and event management through subsidiary companies, People Pictures and PEP Management respectively.