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Franchise Finance, the leading broker in the franchise sector, hosted a breakfast event in March at the iconic Gherkin building in London, to discuss the impact of the UK’s economic growth and the latest Budget announcement on the industry.
Finance expert Chris Hughes has joined the Franchise Finance team, bringing with him 24 years of experience within the industry. Before joining Franchise Finance, Hughes worked for NatWest, during which time he spent eight years within the bank’s Central Franchise Team. Franchise Finance was...
The country’s top franchisees have been named by the British Franchise Association (bfa) at the 2016 HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has appointed Helen Thompson QFP as its second Business Development Manager, working alongside Emily Embra, to help drive member engagement and recruitment.
The bfa has announced the finalists for the Microbuisiness Franchisee of the Year award 2015.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has appointed Helen Thompson QFP as its second business development manager, working alongside Emily Embra to help drive member engagement and recruitment.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced 19 finalists for the 2015 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.
The British Franchise Association (bfa), is set to honour some of the finest franchisors in the country, with the prestigious HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards, supported by Express Newspapers, now open for entries. The awards return for a 26th year to recognise the best in the business for their exceptional franchising practices.
At the British Franchise Association (bfa) end of year Chairman’s Dinner on December 11, two of franchising’s most dedicated and long-serving professionals were awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed to individuals by the Association as Pam Bader OBE and Brian Lewis were made Companions to the bfa.
Autosmart was celebrating last night after being named Franchisor of the Year 2014 and also picking up the Franchisee Recruitment Award at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, held at Heythrop Park.
This years finalist of the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. The awards celebrate business excellence across the whole UK, the awards commemorate their 25th anniversary in 2014 with a record number of entrants.
The UK franchise regulatory body, The bfa, has launched the 2014 annual franchisee of the year awards. Find out how you can enter your business.
After a record number of entries and an extremely competitive judging process, 20 finalists have been named for the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2014, supported by Express Newspapers.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced that the 25th annual HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers is open to applicants and will include new, dynamic categories to better recognise extraordinary achievements in the UK franchise industry.
The British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers, is now open for entries.
This year’s British Franchise Association (bfa) AGM revealed a new board of directors for the UK regulatory body, with the first order of business for the new team to confirm that Simon Bartholomew of Oscar Pet Foods is the new bfa Chairman.
With the much-anticipated release of the Natwest bfa Franchise Survey coinciding neatly with publication of the February/March 2014, we will publish the full highlights later this month. But for now, here is a sneak peak of some startling statistics that show the true strength of the UK franchise industry.
The British Franchise Association’s new board of directors was revealed at the Association’s AGM in Birmingham on 12 December, with the new board’s first order of business being to confirm the new bfa chairman as Simon Bartholomew of Oscar Pet Foods.
October 3 2013 will always be remembered by Janis Anderson, the Caremark Aylesbury franchise owner, as a luminescent moment in a constellation of career highlights as the bfa crowned her both Franchisee of the Year and Female Franchisee of the Year at the salubrious ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC.
After the success of last year, the bfa and a number of various franchisors are returning to television next week with a brand new series of ‘How To’.
The number of women who lead and succeed in the UK franchising industry is very high and continues to increase. Women Working Well is the new initiative by the British Franchise Association, which plans to show the successes of women from a cross-section of business styles, sectors and sizes, both franchised and non-franchised at an event at the ICC, in Birmingham on 12 November.
The UK franchising governing body, the bfa, has announced the appointment of its new Business Development Manager in the form of Emily Embra, who takes up the position having gained experience working for the organisation for several years in the past.
The bfa has announced the finalists for the coveted HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by The Daily Express, which are designed to recognise the ethical and entrepreneurial achievements of franchise owners across the board.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has just announced the appointment of a new Head of Compliance in the form of Kelly Blackmore-Lee. Her role will be to regulate quality standards and ensure associated businesses maintain the high operation standards set by the UK regulatory body.
The bfa announced its new business development manager. Emily Embra who took up her role on 2 September. Embra has come full circle, having worked for the bfa several years ago
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the names of this years finalists for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.
Platinum Wave, an independent international franchise consultancy, has announced a total of £680 was raised for children’s charity Radio Lollipop at a social evening held during Scottish Franchise Week.
More than 230 business-minded people assembled in Glasgow last week to share a motivational breakfast with Scottish rugby legend, Scott Hastings, in the penultimate event in Scottish Franchise Week 2013.
This year’s bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards gala dinner will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London’s east end on Thursday, July 4.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the finalists for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.
Scottish Franchise Week will take place from the Monday, April 29 until Friday, May 3 2013. The British Franchise Association (bfa) believes this year’s franchise week has never looked brighter.
Membership changes at the bfa as Rugbytots, Mr Electric, Aire Serv, Metal Supermarkets and Total Clean have become provisional members.
We ask Paul Stafford, PR Executive of the British Franchise Association to answer your most burning questions in relation to the importance of the bfa
The bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year 2012 award winners have been named at a gala dinner in Birmingham. The winner of the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Gold award was Keith Ellwood of Autosmart Edinburgh, who received £5,000 from HSBC together with a commemorative trophy. In addition to this,...
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards. A total of 15 finalists from five regions have been chosen after much consideration from the judging panel. The national awards aim to highlight excellence within the sector...
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the retirement of Sir Bernard Ingham as its President. Sir Bernard revealed that he was to retire from the role, which he held for nearly 20 years, at the bfa’s Annual Conference. Following a standing ovation from conference delegates, he...
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has revealed the 28 finalists for the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year awards. The aim of the awards is to celebrate excellence within the franchising community, highlighting the dedication, enterprise and professionalism of franchise owners from a...
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has opened its doors to franchise owners as voting members for the first time in its history. The Franchisee Membership programme, which is already attracting its first members just days after launch, is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and...
Findings from the latest British Franchise Association (bfa) and NatWest survey have revealed that over the past year franchising has punched above its weight in areas such as growth, job creation and export. The bfa NatWest 2012 survey found that while UK GDP grew by 0.7 per cent in 2011, the...
Directors and representatives from franchise associations across Europe gathered in Prague last month to consider Britain’s developments in ethical rules for franchising and how to apply them more widely. The meeting, which was hosted by the Chairman and Director of the franchise association of...
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the 14 finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards. The shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represents sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global...
Scottish franchising has continued to show an outstanding level of tenacity during the last few years of economic uncertainty. Over a period where many businesses have closed their doors and unemployment has increased, the franchising industry in Scotland has maintained an impressive number of...
The deadline for entries for the 2012 British Franchise Association (bfa)/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards is fast approaching. The closing date for entries is March 30 and applicants can enter into three categories: The bfa/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award; The HSBC Franchisee Support Award;...
The common sense approach by Mike Barlow and Ed Savory in their article on the use of the term ‘franchise owner’ speaks for itself. It speaks also to the realities of the current debate between the European Franchise Federation – of which the British Franchise Association (bfa) is a founder and an...
Franchising industry leaders met with 30 UK MPs at the Houses of Parliament last Monday to discuss the economic impact of franchising through sustainable business growth, new business start-up and job creation. The meeting, which was held on the 31 October, was organised by the British Franchise...