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CEO Update, 26th October

CEO Update, 26th October

“After a busy few weeks, we’re so excited to be launching the registration for our flagships events, The Annual British Franchise Conference and the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards 2020. Understandably, both events have gone virtual this year, and we can’t wait to come together (albeit online!) to celebrate the success of our inspirational industry.” – Pip Wilkins, CEO

British Franchise Conference – Get Your Tickets Now!

This year’s flagship British Franchise Conference is being brought to you on 30th November and is now open for bookings!

This years’ theme for the British Franchise Conference is Evolution. Winning The Fight For Survival has been the reality for many this year and the bfa is keen to ensure we can arm you with an agenda packed with insights, value content and inspiration ahead of a new 2021 year.

The virtual event will have keynote speakers, a live debate and much more. You can get your tickets for £45 here.

Meet the Keynotes
We are very pleased to share that we have secured three fabulous key-note speakers with a wealth of experience in key areas of relevance to the business world right now.

  • Ben Thompson – Business on BBC Breakfast
  • Cally Beaton – Media Business Leader, Coach & Performer
  • Dame Inga Beale DBE – Former CEO, Lloyd’s of London

Conference Tracks
We are proud to represent such a diverse membership and our priority is for you to obtain maximum value for you and your teams, this is where our tracks come in:

  • New Franchisor Focus
  • Established Franchisor
  • Franchisee Focus
  • Affiliate expert round tables

Maintain your Professional Development & QFP
We are pleased to announce that this year’s conference is subsidised and for all attendees you will be awarded 500 QFP points. Don’t miss your chance to book if:

  • You are already QFP qualified and wish to maintain your qualification
  • You are registered for QFP and require conference to complete your core modules

You are looking to commence your QFP journey for 2021

Find Out More and Book Your Tickets HERE!

Awards Registration is Now Open!

The bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards is going virtual on 30th November.
The event will kick off at 18.30 and run until 20.00
Top tips for a top night!:

  • Get your glad rags on!
  • Prepare a selection of nibbles and your drink of choice
  • Choose your motley crew of 6 wisely!
  • Get connected with your teams (go-to meeting / zoom or teams recommended)
  • The people’s choice award will be chosen by YOU, get your representatives registered and voting fingers ready!

Register FREE now to secure your place!
Vote for your community hero:

We want all of our nominees to get the recognition they deserve. To get involved:

  1. Please visit the heroes home page
  2. Select your hero
  3. Click ‘vote’ on their page – you can even share to your social feeds too for extra support

All heroes will be featured on the awards evening but the one with the most votes will be awarded our 2020 community hero!

Make your vote now here!

The Leading Educator

What’s coming up this week! 

Tuesday 27th October – 4pm
Rejuvenate, Energise & Grow
Suzie McCafferty – Platinum Wave –
Join Platinum Wave CEO, Suzie, for her session on how to take your business to the next level.

Wednesday 28th October – 11am
bfa Surgery – Finance Update
Richard Holden – Lloyds Bank –

Hear a finance update from Richard, who will then open up for a Q&A session

Thursday 29th October – 4pm
Franchisor Power Hour
hosted by James Sedgwick
Your chance to chat, ask questions on your agenda or simply soak up the content rich conversation from your franchising peers.

bfa Surgeries – Have Your Say!

Earlier this year we launched the bfa Surgeries, to give you the answers to issues you might come up against and also the hot topics in franchising.

Over the last 8 months we’ve heard from so many experts in the field, covering topics such as legal issues, financial updates, wellbeing, marketing and much more! 

Our weekly surgeries are designed to help and support you, so we need to hear from you!

Please take 2 minutes to let us know the hot topics you would like to see us covering by clicking: Have Your Say!

Reminder of Final 2020 Courses Coming Up:

Want to get in your final QFP points by the end of the year?

Please visit our website to book online now!:

How To Understand Franchisees’ Financial Performance – 19th & 20th November
How To Motivate Franchisees – 8th December 2020
How To Monitor Franchisee Performance – 10th December 2020

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