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A new direction for the Franchise Trust

The British Franchise Association’s Board has appointed bfa COO Emily Price as Trustee and Director of the Franchise Trust, the UK’s franchise charity. Emily said of the appointment: “I have a strong belief that the Trust and its work can offer a huge collective potential for the industry to give back to the UK economy and furthermore provide a pipeline of opportunity for people hoping to move into employment in franchising in the UK. The past six months have seen us redefine the Trust’s aims and secure charity fundraising opportunities to help us fund local initiatives and build valuable relationships with educators and influencers to promote franchising. Simply put, the Trust aims to create futures in franchising.”

Franchise Trust Employment Academy

The work of the trust is well underway with the successful completion of a pilot franchise trust employment academy; this programme identifies people to train in regions where there are entry level job vacancies or work experience opportunities in franchising, the main aim being to provide people with improved futures in franchising.

Chairman’s Charity Golf Day – July 11th 2019

bfa Chairman John Spencer has chosen to raise funds for the Franchise Trust with a 2019 charity golf day. To take part or make a donation please contact mailroom@thebfa.org

The Great British Franchise Cycle 2019 – August 2019

Throughout the month of August, franchising colleagues and friends will be encouraged to get on their bikes and get fit in franchising. It is £100 per team of 10 or £10 per individual in teams under 10 to participate. All participants will be contributing to local franchising PR campaigns in their regions and will have the opportunity to win a Velodrome experience and meet with an ambassador of British Cycling, kindly donated by HSBC. To register, please contact our event supporter and organiser, Alan Wilkinson – cycle2019@thefranchisingcentre.uk

The Chairman’s Charity Ball – December 12th 2019

Thursday 12th December will see a winter wonderland charity ball introduced to the evening of the bfa’s AGM. Details will be released shortly and we look forward to an evening of fun, festivities and fundraising with franchising teams within the industry. 

The Franchise Trust is an independent charity and seeks to reduce unemployment in the UK by offering training and employment opportunities to those in need and promotional opportunities in partnership with educators and influencers to support franchising awareness in the UK. For more information or if you wish to support please contact: press@thebfa.org  

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