BFA Annual Conference

Run your own race

9th November



We are excited to let you know that the BFA Annual Conference, sponsored by Worldpay from FIS and Indeed, will be taking place at the VOX on Thursday 9th November and the event is now officially open for you to book your tickets. There are a few changes this year to enhance your value and experience.

This year’s conference & awards will be a one-day event starting with the conference where you are guaranteed to experience high quality education, key-note presenters and networking. Followed by an inspirational evening of celebrations, supporting our fellow franchising peers, and collectively putting franchising on the map.

If you have not attended before, you can expect; exceptional speakers from within the franchise community and beyond, high quality networking opportunities, accredited supplier showcase to support ongoing development opportunities, a prestigious evening of inspiration and entertainment, memorable knowledge and insight takeaways that will shift the dial in your business and ample personal development content to support your QFP journey.

We’re proud to be joined by Worldpay from FIS and Indeed as our sponsors for this event. Their unwavering support has allowed us to create an extraordinary experience for you. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with representatives from these industry leading organisations and gain valuable resources to boost your franchising journey. 

Don’t forget, all BFA members benefit from a 50% discount on the BFA Annual Conference & Awards Combined Ticket using unique member discount code! Check your emails to make sure you don’t miss out.

Click here to download the agenda.

BFA Annual Conference & Awards 2023

Cost: £700.00+VAT
(member discount available)
Date: 9th November 2023

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The Vox Conference Centre
Resorts World, Birmingham
B40 1PU

What to expect

The BFA Annual Conference 2023 promises to be an exhilarating event, themed “Run Your Own Race – Train to Win.” Attendees can expect a day brimming with inspiration, valuable insights, and excellent networking opportunities. The conference begins with a Network Connect & Collaborate session, allowing early arrivals to network over coffee and pastries with BFA ambassadors and fellow attendees. The General Registration will be followed by a warm welcome to The BFA Annual Conference 2023, and Pip Wilkins QFP, the BFA CEO, will kickstart the event with her talk, “Run Your Own Race,” setting the tone for the day. Expect to be further inspired and energised throughout the day with dynamic keynote speakers, who will share invaluable insights, winning strategies, and exhilarating experiences that will ignite your passion and drive for success.

The heart of the event lies in the Breakout Sessions, where attendees can tailor their learning.

In the Franchising Zone, you’ll discover the secrets to making franchise renewals & resales a transparent process, unleashing boundless growth opportunities for your business.

Step into the Leadership Zone, where you’ll explore the incredible power of coaching with compassion. Get ready to lead your teams to the finish line with a step change in performance that will leave your competitors in awe.

Prepare to be inspired in the Inspiration Zone as three tenacious franchisors share their awe inspiring stories of rising to success after experiencing the storm. From turmoil to triumph, they will fuel your determination to overcome any obstacle in your path.

And let’s not forget the thrilling Interactive Zone! Join the recruitment retreat, where challenges, solutions, and camaraderie collide.

In the Finance Clinic, you’ll receive a shot of financial wisdom to optimise your growth potential, hitting the financial finish line with finesse.

In the Leadership Zone, prepare for a powerhouse session exploring team accountability, from ambitious deadlines to effective delegation. Define ownership and reward success, and watch your team operate like a well-oiled machine, destined for glory.

The evening will culminate in a prestigious awards ceremony, where outstanding achievements in the franchise community will be celebrated, fostering moments of recognition and pride.

Angela Miller, Guinot Mary Cohr
"My first BFA Conference, Wow! it really was a brilliant event and I actually didn't know what to expect. I left feeling motivated, inspired and ready to go for it."
Jon Bellamy, Atlas Mapping
"An amazing conference and the best one yet from the BFA. A huge source of information and inspiration for everyone in franchising and a great place to enjoy the company of familiar faces!"
Vikki Craig-Vickers, Guardian Angel Carers
"Great to be surrounded by like minded individuals and really emerged in the franchise world. Would highly recommend to those new to franchising."
James Thomas, easyStorage
"The BFA conference is the crown jewel of the franchise calendar, as always it was a pleasure to network and learn from the best in class in our industry. The cherry on the cake this year was easyStorage coming away with the 'Emerging Franchisor' award!"
Hannah, Little Voices
"BFA conference and awards was incredible, learnt lots, loved being in person and meeting fellow QFP cohort and inspired for the next year ahead"
Richard Chatten-Hague, TaxAssist Accountants
"The BFA Annual Conference provides you with the perfect opportunity to learn franchising industry best practice from the industry experts and network with like minded and successful franchisors."
Zoe, Pink Spaghetti
"My first BFA annual conference was a great experience, I came alone and apprehensive about networking with new people but left feeling empowered and with new connections from likeminded people!"
Katie Morris, The Purple House Clinic
"The BFA conference 2022 was an absolutely brilliant event, packed filled with seminars which were both educating and inspiring. A 'must do' event of the year for any franchisor, giving the opportunity to learn and develop as well as connect with the franchising community."
Shane Tout, besley & copp ltd
"As a new BFA Supplier Member, we were absolutely delighted with how our BrandHub service was received at the event. The BFA team were amazing and made us feel incredibly valued and welcome. We will definitely be back again next year!"
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