With franchising being a substantial community of businesses there is a demand for various products and services – some of which will be specific to franchising and some of which will be more widespread. It is because of this that the bfa has developed the Supplier category, which provides a platform for franchise businesses to easily identify those who provide useful products and services.
Suppliers subscribe to the bfa on an annual basis, which in turn provides them with a host of benefits. Unlike the bfa Affiliate professional advisors, Suppliers do not go through an accreditation process, as they cover a much wider range of disciplines and therefore it is not possible to accredit specific advisory and development skills in franchising.
Many of these Supplier businesses will already be well known and respected amongst the franchising community and will be used by many established organisations.
For more information on each individual Supplier see the Supplier Directory.
You will also see a very select number of businesses known as Brand Partners. These are businesses like the Suppliers described above. However, Brand Partners have chosen to engage with the franchising community to a much higher level. They will provide dedicated beneficial services to bfa members through a close working relationship with the bfa. Find out more about Brand Partners.
Find out more about the bfa’s accredited professional franchising advisors (Affiliates)