How the bfa will carry on setting the standard and being the educational partner of choice in 2022
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has been setting the standard in UK franchising for over 40 years and is the largest not-for-profit trade association for franchising in the UK. The bfa has developed different educational resources during this time, always looking at innovative ways and channels to help expand the skills set of those involved in the franchising sector.
The 2022 bfa Franchising Training Academy has now launched with community collaboration and learning being the key drivers for this year. There will be a blend of both virtual and face-to-face events, all in line with current government guidelines. The extensive National Franchise Forums are an important part of this programme and are an excellent way to get first-hand involvement and be part of discussions around the hot topics in franchising. For a full list of the different events taking place as part of the training academy please do look at the bfa website at thebfa.org/bfa-events-calendar.
Emily Price, chief operating officer for the bfa, notes: “The Franchise Training Academy 2022 gives our members all the tools they need to help their team evolve and develop new skills. The Franchise Training Academy is starting off with a series of educational seminars, giving you the insight and expertise to excel in different areas. So now is the time to look at our Franchise Training Academy calendar to find the right event for you.”
This educational approach also links into franchisees and franchisors, who become bfa members, recognising that they are entering into a collaborative and ethical partnership. The standards team believes in embedding education and its principles into its rigorous and ethical accreditation process. Andrew Dick, standards manager for the bfa, recognises the educational component of his job and how this can help people on their franchising journey. He said: “I’m actively involved in helping businesses and helping the people who run them to develop and learn new skills.
“Being there to guide people is an inspiring process as is being there to listen, advise and respond, all geared towards bringing new businesses into membership which will hopefully bring increased value in the long run to their business. QFPs and cohorts have a valuable role to play too and as an association we need to carry on making sure people get onto the right courses when they come into membership.”