Trevor Brocklebank announced as new bfa Chairman 16/12/2016 03:51

bfa Board Members and Forum ChairsThe 2016 bfa AGM and Chairman’s Dinner took place on December 8th at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham. Simon Bartholomew reached the end of his three-year term as bfa Chairman, and Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead Senior Care CEO, was announced as the newly elected Chairman.

Trevor said of his new position, “It is an immense privilege to become chair of the bfa, which was hugely beneficial to our company when we first started franchising. The organisation has a key role to perform in supporting ethical franchising across the UK. When franchising is done well, it is a superb business model and I am looking forward to being able to support its success and expansion across the UK over the coming years. ”

Upon his departure, Simon Bartholomew commented, “It has been a great honour to chair the bfa for the last three years. Over this time, there has been many changes to the organisation and I believe I hand over a strong association with a dynamic leadership. I am delighted that Trevor has been elected as chair. The strength he will bring to the role will help the leadership team build on their objectives and see our association grow further to remain at the top of the franchise industry both here in the UK and on the international stage.”

Mike Goddard was announced as our newest bfa Companion. Simon said, “Mike’s support and commitment to UK franchising and the bfa has been unwavering. He has shown a huge dedication and passion, not just to his own business, but to franchising as a whole.”

The bfa AGM saw the senior team at the bfa summarise the year’s achievements, and comment on future plans for 2017. In his closing remarks, Simon highlighted the double digit growth of franchisor membership, and the positive impact Pip Wilkins has made since her appointment as bfa CEO earlier in the year.

The bfa board also saw some changes, with some coming to the end of their term, and others being elected in. The board now consists of:

Continuing Full Board Members:

Blazes Renewables – Michael Eyre
Chemex International – Sean Derrig
Home Instead Senior Care – Trevor Brocklebank
Oscar Pet Foods – Simon Bartholomew QFP
Premier Sport – Phil Gaffer
Rainbow International – Steve Bramley QFP
Right at Home – Ken Deary QFP
Signs Express – Craig Brown QFP

Newly Elected Full Board Members:

Bluebird Care – Duncan Berry
eTyres – Tony Bowman QFP
NIC Services Group – John Spencer

Continuing Associate Board Members:

Sports Xtra – Rob Oyston
Wilkins Chimney Sweep – Louise Harris QFP

Newly Elected Affiliate Board Members:

d&t – Carl Reader QFP
Franchise Careers Centre – Shirley Hughes QFP
Goldstein Legal – Roz Goldstein QFP

The Forum Chairs were also elected. The new line-up is as follows:

Re-elected Forum Chairs:

Midlands – Marton’s – Dave Price
Scotland – Platinum Wave – Suzie McCafferty QFP

Newly Elected Forum Chairs:

Affiliate – Birketts LLP – Vicki Mitman QFP
London – No Letting Go – Nick Lyons
Northern – Heritage Healthcare – Michelle Fenwick QFP
South West – Shuttercraft – Sean Goldsmith

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