BFA Annual Conference

Run your own race

7th November 2024

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We’re thrilled to announce that the BFA Annual Conference is set to return, promising another day of inspiration, education, and celebration within the UK franchising community. Mark your calendars for 7th November 2024 and click “register your interest” below to ensure you are notified with all the details you will need for a day dedicated to elevating your franchising experience.

BFA Annual Conference

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7th November 2024
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Venue: Telford International Centre, International Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

What you missed

The BFA Annual Conference 2023 sponsored by Worldpay from FIS and Indeed, themed “Run Your Own Race – Train to Win”, was an incredible event that brought together nearly 400 members of the franchising community. Held at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 9th November 2023, the day was filled with inspiration, insightful discussions, and valuable networking opportunities.

The day commenced with a Network Connect & Collaborate session, allowing attendees to mingle and link over coffee and pastries with BFA members and peers. Pip Wilkins QFP, the BFA CEO, welcomed everyone and set the tone with her talk, “Run Your Own Race”, emphasising the theme of the conference and also reminding delegates that “we, the BFA are running this race for you, our members”.

Throughout the event, delegates were able to tailor their learning journeys in diverse breakout sessions, spanning the Franchising, Leadership, and Inspiration Zones, as well as the Finance Clinic. In addition to these sessions, delegates had the opportunity to gain insights from keynote speakers Kate Silverton, Paul Thompson QFP of Water Babies, Christopher Howell, and Damian Hughes in the main auditorium. The main auditorium also hosted engaging talks from other guest speakers, including the announcement of the Franchisee Satisfaction Benchmark Results and the presentation of the 2023 WorkBuzz Awards, congratulations to all the winners!

Kate Silverton

An accomplished, versatile journalist who was a key member of the BBC News team.

Paul Thompson, Water Babies

Paul will take you through his journey in building the Water Babies Franchise and taking it international. Talking about what drove his decisions and how he over came all the hurdles within his race to success. Ask Paul your questions and receive live advice and guidance.

Christopher Howell

This session is all about innovative thinking skills used as powerful tools to get out of your comfort zone. Pick up some practical exercises that you can immediately action in your professional and personal lives. All delivered with a touch of magic.

Damian Hughes

Best selling author and expert on high-performance sporting cultures
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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