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Discover Your Tomorrow with The BFA

There’s nothing quite like franchising to make business ambitions happen. If you already have a successful brand, allowing others to buy in is a proven way to accelerate growth. Or, if you’re dreaming of going into business for the first time, opening your doors under an established name can get you off to a flying start.

We’ve been here for over 40 years, helping entrepreneurs of all kinds make vital contacts. Supporting and educating franchisors and franchisees at every level of their development from newcomers to household names, setting the highest ethical standards to make sure everyone is treated fairly.

Meet our members

What is

Franchising is a business relationship between two parties. This comprises of the franchisor, who owns the brand and business system, and the franchisee, who via a franchise agreement is able to trade under the brand.

News & Advice

At every level, the BFA is your comprehensive information resource for all things franchising.

The BFA Academy

No matter who you are or where you are on your franchise journey The BFA Academy can support you with your educational needs.

The BFA Events: Dates for Your Diary

Empowering Women in Business 2023

EWIB is back for 2023! An event for female business owners, entrepreneurs, franchisors and franchisees who want to network with like-minded women. With the promise of fantastic speakers and interactive sessions, you’ll be sure to leave with a wealth of valuable takeaways. Order 5 tickets to receive a discount at checkout!
27 September 2023

Franchise Your Business 3rd October

If you are keen to scale up in business, franchising should definitely be a consideration. This virtual course will provide you with detailed information to help you make the right decision.
3 October 2023

National Franchise Forum

Our National Franchise Forum’s are the chance to get together with your peers to network with each other. We tackle the hot topics in the industry and get the insight of the experts in this area, along with shared best practice from the group.
10 October 2023

The National Franchise Exhibition

Attending a franchise exhibition is an important step in the research process for anyone considering investing in a franchise. Meet leading franchisors from a range of business sectors, and get to know the people behind the brands.

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