The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the only voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise industry, with a standards based approach to membership. Its aim is to promote ethical franchising practice in the UK and help the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth. As a result one of the bfa's main jobs is to help potential franchisees recognise the good, the bad, and the ugly franchise opportunities for what they are. Another is to help businesses involved in franchising to secure their own position amongst the "good" franchises. More...

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  • Franchisor of the Year 2014 winners revealed 27th June 2014 Range of businesses honoured at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, where Autosmart clean up after taking the top prize and scooping a second accolade for franchisee recruitment. Read more...
  • Top 20: Franchisor of the Year (Part 1) 24th June 2014 The top award in UK franchising attracted an incredible pedigree of entrants once again, including former winners and previous finalists, all demonstrating the highest standards and ethics in their bid to be named Franchisor of the Year 2014. Read more...
  • Top 20: Franchisor of the Year (Part 2) 24th June 2014 Four more finalists come under the spotlight as they vie for the right to be crowned Franchisor of the Year 2014. Read more...
  • Top 20: Brand of the Year 20th June 2014 A brand is everything to a franchise - it attracts franchisees as well as customers. The finalists for Brand of the Year feature an established giant in its field alongside a relative newcomer making distinctive waves. Read more...
  • Top 20: International Achievement 20th June 2014 One in four UK franchises have operations abroad, and many other brands also use the model when expanding overseas. These two stories highlight how and why franchising can be such a powerful choice internationally. Read more...
  • Top 20: Franchisee Recruitment 18th June 2014 The eternal task for ethical franchises, and one which is far from an exact science, this is how three of the best approach finding the people that make their business a success - their franchisees. Read more...
  • Top 20: Emerging Franchisor of the Year 16th June 2014 In a highly contested category, three companies stood out to be shortlisted for Emerging Franchisor of the Year 2014. Read why Ableworld, Bright & Beautiful and Right at Home were selected as the top three. Read more...

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    Trophy Stafford is owned and operated by myself John Thurley with the help of my family. I have lived in Stafford for over 20 years having settled there after serving in the RAF.

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