bfa Membership

bfa membership shows current and prospective franchisees, clients and staff your commitment to ethical franchising. As the UK’s largest and longest standing franchise association, we wrote the rulebook when it comes to franchise ethics and best practice in the UK. We are the only member of the European Franchise Federation and World Franchise Council, owned by our members and operating in the best interests of the industry we are the trusted partner in franchising for a reason!

What franchisee membership can offer you

The bfa has been influencing ethical franchising since 1977. To maintain a high-quality, sustainable industry, all businesses need to be fairly represented and championed. The great news is, if your franchisor is a member of the British Franchise Association you can become a member for FREE! bfa Franchisee membership is here to support you as a business owner and entrepreneur. Our mission is to be your trusted partner in franchising, so we are here to help support and develop all aspects of the industry, ensuring the bfa standards are upheld and the quality and reputation of the UK franchise industry continues to improve.


Franchisee members benefit from:

• Industry representation
• Promotional opportunities for you and your brand
• Business and personal development tools and resources
• Access to mediation and arbitration services should they be needed

• Access to a wonderful, supportive, and like-minded community
• Exclusive member-to-member offers
• Access to industry exclusive events

Membership Criteria

Franchisee Membership:

Franchisee Membership with the bfa is totally free and offers representation, educational and promotional opportunities as part of a large community of minded entrepreneurs. Franchisee Membership is open to all Franchisees of bfa members. We are delighted to have achieved 100% membership with several Franchisors.

Cath Chalton, Home Instead franchisee
“I am co-owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Wirral. My husband and I have been franchisees since 2006. We have great support from our franchisor and from our franchise network, though we really feel the benefit of being a bfa franchisee member completes our support network. From being members we have been able to network with other franchisees and franchisors. We mix with like-minded franchisees from similar and different sectors to ours. We access the website which not only to follow the trends in the franchising sector but to access franchising specific training. Our membership to the bfa is inexpensive but worth its weight in gold.”

Franchisee Membership Application

BFA franchisee member logo 2019

bfa Monthly Franchise Insights

Free franchising webinar

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