Approved Franchise Association

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The Approved Franchise Association (AFA) was founded in 2012 to support the continued success and growth of the UK Franchise Industry by providing a credible and more affordable accreditation. They are a self-regulatory, voluntary organisation, which serves its members, potential franchisees and the industry in general. The AFA provides a complete support network for franchisors, large and small, offering membership, support and our seal of approval to eligible franchise organisations.

The AFA and the British Franchise Association (bfa) announced in June 2021 that they have joined forces to strengthen the UK franchise sector but the AFA website still has useful resources to explore.

Find a Franchise

Are you looking for an ethical, sustainable and worthwhile franchise to invest in? Discover the AFA members who have all been assessed and independently accredited by the AFA.

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Franchise your Business

If you have a proven, profitable business model that can be easily replicated, find out more about the benefits of franchising and how it can help you to expand and grow your business.

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Become a Member

Join the AFA today to gain accreditation, raise your profile and expand your business through franchising.

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