GUISELEY Subway franchisee Ian Dawes has scooped a top company award for the third time.

Ian, who took over the store in 2012, has won the award for outstanding local store marketing for 2017. He won the same award in 2012 and 2013 and was also named franchisee of the year in 2011.

"I really wasn’t expecting to be in receipt of such an award again, I’m absolutely thrilled," he said. The award is given to franchisees who get out and connect with people in their local communities. Ian can often be seen dressed up as Suman, the official Subway mascot, at local carnivals and fetes as well as giving healthy eating talks in local schools.

The awards were part the Subway regional rally for greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, which was held in November.

Ian, who took on a second store in Seacroft, manages both stores with his wife Lara who is also the company accountant.