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The British Franchise Association

Formed in 1977, the British Franchise Association is the body that protects and promotes good franchising practice in the UK and is recognised by government and internationally for its values and credibility. It accredits franchisors against a strict set of criteria before offering membership. The process involves an in-depth examination of the franchise model and the business’ proven performance. bfa member franchisors adhere to the guidelines in the franchising code of ethics and the rules of membership, which enshrine the principles of best practice in franchising.

  • #Leading the change

    Updated 27 Oct 2022

    #Leading The Change is the bfa’s latest campaign, featuring a selection of interviews with women in franchising. We asked them to share their advice, tips and stories from their shared experiences, the challenges they face and how they have overcome them

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  • How to choose the right franchise for you

    Updated 22 Sep 2022

    If you are considering franchising, the bfa’s key points will help you make a choice – from deciding on an industry to finding the right business for you

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  • A return to events

    Updated 02 Aug 2022

    The British Franchise Association’s flagship keynote event returned in June, providing the franchise community with a gateway to international expansion

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  • Feel the fear, but do it anyway

    Updated 19 Jul 2022

    Some of the reasons women give for not starting a business are rooted in fear. Perhaps we should stop allowing trepidation to hold us back, says EWiF

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