The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based accreditation before they can become a bfa member. The Association promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK and helps the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth.

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    Bright & Beautiful - Franchisee case study

    Hayley could see that being a business owner would create a better future for her, but she wanted to go into a proven business. It's been so successful for her that she purchased a second territory after two years with husband Adam.

    Read the full case study View franchise details
 
 
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