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CEO Update, 18th June

CEO Update, 18th June

“Last week we launched free franchisee membership to you with the tools to promote this to your networks. This week I am pleased to say we have over 250 franchisees registered and this continues to grow every day. It is so important that we as an association represent all stakeholders in our sector and I urge you to share this with your franchisees so they can connect, build and grow a community with their peers.”
  – Pip Wilkins, CEO

The Leading Educator

Coming up this week:

Tuesday 23rd June – 4pm
Franchisee Power Hour:
‘Telling your story’
 Paul Clegg – Coconut Creatives –
Helping franchisees to engage with their customers by effectively telling their story.

Wednesday 24th June – 11am
‘The Power of a Phone Call’
Simon Burlison and Jess Pritchard
– Moneypenny –

How to ensure both a professional and personal touch is continued over the coming months.

Thursday 25th June – 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.


Earlier this week the European Franchise Federation (EFF) held its General Assembly and elected its new Board of Directors. I am pleased to tell you that both Simon Bartholomew of Oscar Pet Foods and Catharine Chalton, franchisee of Home Instead Senior Care were both unanimously re-elected to represent the bfa at this influential level. The EFF’s Board of franchisors and franchisees work closely together to define, promote and defend ethical franchising in Europe and our input at this level ensures the bfa is able to continue to protect the UK franchise industry.

Franchisee Membership To further promote the new franchisee membership initiative we have created a influencer toolkit which is designed so that you can help us protect and strengthen UK franchising through wider representation and ongoing learning. As we know franchising is not just about being a single business owner, it’s about being part of a network, and when networks work together it’s a fabulous force to be reckoned with.

The toolkit contains a user guide and social assets to help you spread the message far and wide.

Download the Toolkit Zipfile Here

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