Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, gives some advice for people who are thinking of starting their own business.
In conversation with Helen Thompson QFP, Head of Franchise Support at the British Franchise Association (thebfa.org)
What does the British Franchise Association do? The British Franchise Association (bfa) was established in 1977 and we’re the longest standing franchise association in the UK. As the trusted partner in franchising, our core aim is to support and influence high quality ethical business format franchising in accordance with the European Code of Ethics. The…
In conversation with Joel Bissitt VFP, Chief Executive Officer of the Quality Franchise Association, and Managing Director of Franchise UK
Tell me more about the work of the QFA The Quality Franchise Association (QFA) was founded in November 2018 as a not-for-profit trade association. All our members work on a voluntary basis. The association’s mission is to support, grow, and raise professional standards in franchising. In terms of our work, we provide support to franchisors…
In conversation with Simon Bartholomew QFP, franchise director of Oscar Pet Foods, non-executive director of the British Franchise Association, and non-executive director (Vice Chair) of the European Franchise Federation
Please tell us about the World Franchise Council and its role The World Franchise Council (WFC) is made up of more than 40 national franchise associations from around the world. It was formed in 1994 to promote the growth of ethical franchising internationally and facilitate best practice. The Council meets twice a year, with countries…