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  • bfa Northern Forum May 2017 From 10th May 2017 To 10th May 2017 Venue : The Mere Forums are open to franchisors and affiliates, held every four months they provide members with an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the industry, obtain updates, share insights and network with peers. Coffee is available from 10.00, meetings commence at 10.30 and finish at 13.30 with a buffet lunch "Hot" Topics How involved do you get in local marketing with your Franchisees? Marketing & PR opportunities - What can we do collectively as an industry to promote Franchising? Franchisee field visits - What structure and tools do you use? Resales - How do you value the business? Social Media - How do you manage and monitor it? £37.50 £45.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 100 points
  • bfa Midlands Forum May 2017 From 11th May 2017 To 11th May 2017 Venue : Lea Marston Forums are open to franchisors and affiliates, held every four months they provide members with an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the industry, obtain updates, share insights and network with peers. Coffee is available from 10.00, meetings commence at 10.30 and finish at 13.30 with a buffet lunch "Hot" Topics Introducing new products/services - How do you manage changes in your network? Franchise Resales - What is the process? Who does it? Franchisee Conferences - What makes a successful event? Venue/awards/external partners? Recruitment - What is working and what is not? Motivating Franchisees - How do you encourage them to do more? Incentives/league table/the agreement? £37.50 £45.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 100 points
  • bfa South West Forum May 2017 From 18th May 2017 To 18th May 2017 Venue : Newbury Racecourse Forums are open to franchisors and affiliates, held every four months they provide members with an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the industry, obtain updates, share insights and network with peers. Coffee is available from 10.00, meetings commence at 10.30 and finish at 13.30 with a buffet lunch "Hot" Topics Measuring Franchisees performance - How do you identify when they are under performance and what actions do you take to manage this? Carrot or stick? Are Franchisees maximising their area? – Discuss how to get the best ROI for them and you? Franchise resales - What is the process? How do you manage it? Getting a bigger bang for your buck? - How to successfully market your franchise without spending a fortune Communicating with Franchisees - How often should you communicate with your network and through what methods? Phone/email/visits/forums/conferences etc.… £37.50 £45.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 100 points
  • bfa Affiliate Forum May 2017 From 24th May 2017 To 24th May 2017 Venue : Crowne Plaza Kensington Forums are open to affiliates, held every four months they provide members with an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the industry, obtain updates, share insights and network with peers. Coffee is available from 10.00, meetings commence at 10.30 and finish at 13.30 with a buffet lunch "Hot" Topics Trends in franchise recruitment and launching new franchisees – What is working for franchisors? How do we set ourselves apart from non-bfa Affiliated Professional Advisors? The bfa and Professional Affiliates - How can we work together better? Gig Economy: Legal Update Success stories from within the industry - How are we doing? How are our clients doing? What’s hot and what’s not? £37.50 £45.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 100 points
  • bfa London/ South East Forum May 2017 From 25th May 2017 To 25th May 2017 Venue : Crowne Plaza Kensington Forums are open to franchisors and affiliates, held every four months they provide members with an opportunity to discuss topics pertinent to the industry, obtain updates, share insights and network with peers. Coffee is available from 10.00, meetings commence at 10.30 and finish at 13.30 with a buffet lunch "Hot" Topics Handling Franchisee terminations - What is the most effective process? Do you Buy back or resale? How do you motivate Franchisees to grow their business? Use of incentives/business plan? Managing Social Media - Do you do it in house or outsource? For recruitment or brand awareness? Overcoming Challenges - Franchisor sharing best practice from their networks. Overcoming Challenges - Franchisor sharing best practice from their networks. £37.50 £45.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 100 points
  • Great Northern Breakfast From 16th June 2017 To 16th June 2017 Venue : EventCity Ltd The fifth Great Northern Franchise Breakfast returns on Friday 16th June at EventCity in Manchester, featuring a range of inspirational presentations that will help raise the profile of franchising in the North. With a keynote presentation as well as a Franchising Panel discussion, it's the perfect place to network and discuss all things franchising! Sponsored by HSBC and supported by the Franchise Exhibition, the breakfast will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, politicians, professional advisors and real life case studies to celebrate the tenacious and vibrant success stories of Northern business. Everyone attending the event will also be invited to attend The British Franchise Exhibition, which runs from 16th-17th June at EventCity Manchester. Book your place online by clicking on the link to the right or contact the bfa directly on 01235 820470. £15.00 £18.00 inc VAT Read more...
  • bfa Annual Conference 2017 From 28th June 2017 To 29th June 2017 Venue : The ICC Make sure you join us on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June 2017 at the ICC in Birmingham for an unmissable event featuring engaging keynote speakers and a comprehensive seminar programme focused on your business needs. The full package includes: - Entry to both days of the conference - A place at the Franchise of the Year Awards dinner on Wednesday 28 June - One night’s accommodation with breakfast (28 June) £450.00 £540.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 500 points
  • bfa Franchise Awards 2017 From 28th June 2017 To 28th June 2017 Venue : The ICC 2017 sees the bfa HSBC Franchisor & Franchisee awards combined for a night of celebrations; showcasing exceptional examples of success stories in franchising. Why not invite staff and franchisees and benefit from our table discount. Package includes: Drinks reception, three course meal and awards ceremony. Dress Code: Black Tie Individual tickets: £89 + VAT Table of 10 discounted price: £756 + VAT NOTE: Conference packages include the awards ceremony and dinner. £89.00 £106.80 inc VAT Read more...
  • Annual Conference - Franchisee Track From 28th June 2017 To 28th June 2017 Venue : The ICC bfa franchisee conference package The bfa annual conference has built its reputation to be an event essential in the calendars of the franchising community. Designed to provide insights, advice and numerous quality networking opportunities, with industry experts & peers our members return year on year to benefit from the takeaways available. The franchisee track has been introduced to enable franchisees of our member franchisors to benefit from this learning experience. Package Wednesday 28th June, ICC Birmingham £199 *Price includes 3 months free membership Agenda 08:30 First time attendee breakfast 09:15 General registration 09:50 Welcome to the bfa Conference 2017 10:00 Keynote speaker 10:45 The power of collective ambition 11.25 Networking coffee break 11.50 Adopting a growth mind-set 13:00 Networking buffet lunch 14:00 QFP presentations 14:15 Strengthening collaboration across our industry 14:45 Franchisee Innovation Station 15:45 Networking coffee break 16:20 Keynote address 17.10 Summary of the day & close £199.00 £238.80 inc VAT Read more...
 
 
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    The Alternative Board - Franchisee case study

    This franchisee’s particular expertise lies in sales and marketing, operations and strategic planning. He has specialist knowledge of the B2B distribution sector, and the food and chemical industries in particular.

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