BFA Annual Conference

The BFA annual conference will take place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 23rd and 24th June 2016. The theme of the event is The New Age of Franchising – Past, Present, Future. The keynote speaker at the event is Baroness Karren Brady CBE. She is a successful businesswoman who has served on…

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BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2016 finalists

A diverse range of businesses will compete for the biggest accolades in UK franchising after the British Franchise Association (BFA) revealed the shortlist for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2016. The 17 finalists come from diverse sectors such as swim schools, logistics, healthcare, and home improvement. Featuring up-and-brands alongside some of the biggest…

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Scottish Franchise Week

The BFA’s Scottish Franchise Week will take place from 16th to 20th May, with events in Glasgow and Edinburgh. HSBC and Platinum Wave will be sponsoring the week, which will offer networking opportunities and seminars to help raise the profile of franchising in Scotland. The flagship event is the Scottish Franchise Business Breakfast on the…

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Thank You John Pratt!

We’ve worked with John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt (one of Europes foremost franchise legal experts) for over 23 years, and his advice on franchise agreements has been invaluable. And we would like to thank him for his wonderful words on our 25th Birthday. “The Franchise Company has made a huge contribution to the development of…

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Newcastle Wine School receives top industry award for 25 franchise business

A Newcastle-based business owner has scooped the wine industry’s top award for education in recognition of the national success of his rapidly-expanding franchise network. Chris Powell, founder of localwineschool.com, the UK’s leading independent wine education network, has been presented with the Riedel WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Educator of the Year Award for the…

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The Franchise Company celebrates 25 years in business with the BFA

The Franchise Company is celebrating an impressive 25 years in business, a landmark achievement reached thanks to the long-term emphasis on the highest franchising standards by its directors. Founded in 1991 by Julie Waites, the consultancy has flourished from its north-east roots to become a truly international concern, with offices in London, Riga, Istanbul and…

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Barfia Continues its Growth

Indian premium dessert business Barfia continues to grow its business, and recently appointed its 9th franchisee. Established in 2014, the business has grown from a small industrial unit in West London into a world class brand that now exports to the USA, Middle East and incredibly India. Its network of franchisees are supplying high end…

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Franchisee Recruitment for New Franchisors

When a new franchisor begins to market franchises, they will likely experience lower closing rates and longer sales cycles, and it can often feel like it’s taking ages to recruit their first franchisees. However, taking the time to recruit the right franchisee will have huge benefits for the business. Recruiting franchisees can be a nightmare…

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