Advisors in franchising
If you are looking for advisors in franchising visit the bfa list of Accredited Affiliates.
If you are an advisor and you currently advise in franchising, please be aware that the bfa only accepts applications for Affiliation from certain disciplines. Please see “joining the bfa” for more information.
Advising in franchising is not a hobby, nor is it simple. When advising most businesses there are usually some common themes that are applicable to a number of other businesses. However, with franchising this is not always the case. For example, the franchise agreement (the legal contract between franchisees and franchisors) is different to many other business agreements and to try to adapt such agreements to franchising can be damaging to the business. You should also consider that franchisees, although under agreement to operate under an agreed brand and system, are in fact running their own businesses. This can complicate legal, strategic, accountancy and other financial decisions.
Please do ensure that you fully understand all of the intricacies of franchising before advising clients. If you have any questions or you would like some guidance, contact us and we will endeavour to point you in the right direction.
The bfa's Affiliated professional advisors cover the following disciplines:
- Legal Advisors in Franchising (solicitors and barristers)
- Banks (those with dedicated franchise departments)
- Franchise Consultants (to help you franchise your business)
- Accountants and Financial Service (essential financial advice)
- Media (franchising magazines, newspapers and websites)
- Business Brokers and Transfer Agents (helping with existing franchise sales)
- Personnel Recruitment Consultants (help in recruiting the right staff)
- Exhibition Organisers (dedicated franchise exhibitions)
- Training Providers (developing your workforce)
- Franchisee Recruitment Consultants (Helping match the right franchisees with franchisors)
To view and search our full list of franchise members click on the links to the left or click here for the full listing.