Newly elected bfa Chairman

MIKE Goddard, proprietor and Chief Executive of Belvoir Lettings, has been elected as the new Chairman of the British Franchise Association. Mike is a strong advocate of business format franchising and has supported the bfa through Regional Forums (ex Chairman of Midlands Region) and has previously served as the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee.

As founder of Belvoir and its Chief Executive, Mike has led the company to become a major player in the lettings industry. Since its early days Belvoir has been a keen advocate of business format ethical franchising as a way to exploit effectively its niche market. As a result, Belvoir has been well recognised within the franchising and business community culminating in 2007 with one of its franchisees winning the coveted bfa Franchisee of the Year Award.

Now with over 120 offices nationwide Belvoir has tapped into the buoyant lettings market by carving out a niche as a strongly branded, high quality, and specialist residential lettings agency. As a staunch supporter of the bfa, Belvoir continues to help promote franchising as a major contributor to the UK business economy.

Mike comments on his new appointment: 'I am deeply honoured to have been selected by my fellow bfa Board Directors to serve as the Chairman of the bfa. I sincerely hope that I will be able to help steer the association through exciting times ahead as we face the challenges of promoting the benefits of franchising to the general public, protecting the standards we continue to set for ethical franchising in the UK, and bringing benefits to our members so they can flourish and grow their networks. I am proud to be part of such a strong team and am looking forward to my tenure as Chairman.'