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CEO Update, 16th July

CEO Update, 16th July

“The bfa is at the heart of your industry and we make it our purpose to fight for the positive promotion of franchising. As we hurtle towards month 8 of 2020 I’m proud to say we are negotiating a healthy multi-channel promotional mix that will see nearly every demographic of the UK targeted.

With strong industry stats and a diverse range of franchise stories we are confident franchising can come out on top as a resilient way to do business.”

 – Pip Wilkins, CEO

#bfaHSBCCommunityHeroesMonday will see the launch of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Award’s 2020 finalists, there are some amazing examples of people thriving in franchising and we are excited to share these with you. During COVID-19 amazing acts of kindness and support have been evident, the launch of our bfa HSBC Community Heroes provides you with the opportunity to nominate a fantastic person in your network (details below).


  • Anyone can be nominated from franchisor staff to franchisee owner, to the cleaner in a franchised store

Required nomination content

  • A fabulous picture to represent the nomination
  • A statement providing WHY they are being nominated (MAX 250 words)
  • Social handles that can be used to support the recognition process

Open Dates

  • 20th July – 30th September

Nominee benefits

  • The best stories could be picked for PR opportunities
  • Every nominee will be recognised on the night and via a #bfaHSBCcommunityheroes campaign

Go Local Campaign Update

Please do contact press@thebfa.org if you or a colleague would like to be on the PR list for future digital campaigns.

Monday Market Day is introduced to Franchisees! 

Please feel free to share the link below to bfa franchisee membership with your networks: 
Sign Up to Franchisee Membership Here

The Leading Educator

What’s coming up this week! 

Tuesday 21st July – 4pm
‘Your legal surgery’
Emily Sadler – Paris Smith LLP –
Your franchisee’s opportunity to get to know the legalities of Franchising better, covering commonly asked legal questions. 

Wednesday 22nd July – 11am
‘Getting to know your association better’
– bfa Team Members –

An insight into the association and how to make the most of your membership.

Thursday 23rd July – 4pm
Franchisor Power Hour
hosted by Pip Wilkins
Your chance to chat, ask questions on your agenda or simply soak up the content rich conversation from your franchising peers.

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