Joining the bfa

Membership of the bfa is only open to franchisors and professional advisors to the franchise industry that are able to successfully satisfy the accreditation criteria. There is also membership open to franchisees of those accredited franchisor brands.

Because of the vast amount of work that has gone in to developing, protecting and promoting these standards, bfa membership brings with it a highly recognised and valuable credibility and recognition of standards and ethics in franchising.

In addition to the credibility that membership brings, there are also many other benefits of membership, including networking, training, promotion and influence.

Membership benefits:
Although there are numerous benefits of being a member of the bfa, the major benefit is the recognition of credibility and standards that comes from passing the accreditation. Find out more about membership benefits.

Membership Criteria and Checklist:
In joining the British Franchise Association members commit themselves to comply with the terms of the policies and procedures as published by the Association. Membership for franchisors is split into three categories depending on experience and proven track record in franchising:

  • Full Member
  • Associate Member
  • Provisionally Listed company

Expert advisors in franchising, under certain categories, can apply for Affiliate Membership. Find out more about the criteria for membership.                                                                                      

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Franchisee Membership:

Membership for franchisees was launched in 2012, which opened up the governance and representation of the bfa to franchisees. With franchisees on the Board of the bfa and dedicated benefits and services to help franchisees in business, the new membership is the first of its kind in the world. Find out more...

Subscription Rates:
Follow this link for information about bfa subscription rates for all membership categories.

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    Expense Reduction Analysts (UK) Ltd. - Franchisee case study

    Over the last 10 years, Harsha Patel and her husband Pritesh have built their Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise into a highly profitable and rewarding business. For two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 their business ranked as one of the top performing out of more than 150 consultants. The couple have three full time members of staff and, having just renewed their 10 year franchise agreement, have no plans to slow down their growth!

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