Suzanne Cox and Kristy Roff are celebrating the first birthday of their Get Ahead VA Berkshire and North Hampshire franchise. It has certainly been a busy year, full of unexpected challenges and surprises.
All across the UK, children’s entertainers and activity providers are adapting to our current ‘new normal’. One business that has been adapting in a variety of different ways is Fun Science which has franchised branches across the UK. Read on to find out about some of the different things that Fun Science branch owners are doing. Continue reading “Fun Science – Adapting to Covid-19 as a children’s activity franchise”
COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus, has been dominating the media since the beginning of 2020. The number of cases is rising daily and analysts are predicting that ‘many thousands’ in the UK will contract the disease. This will undoubtedly have a profound effect on businesses, and the franchising sector is no exception. Franchise operations in China have already been affected by severe disruption, with many foreign franchisors closing their branches in China since the outbreak was first reported.
The Top 5 Things We Did To Grow the AFA in 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, I’d like to reflect on what has been a year of incredible growth for the AFA.
By April, we had literally doubled our membership, as more and more franchisors recognised the AFA as a credible franchising association and turned to us to help them grow their businesses.
WorkBuzz has announced the winners of the 2019 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, with the presentation taking place at the company’s annual Best Franchise Conference, this year held at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.
On the 5th November 2011, Cressida Bullock ran the first ever Fun Science party. It was an Amazing Electrics party for two, eight-year-old boys and was held in a home in Bath. Eight years on, Fun Science is celebrating its eighth birthday and a few things have changed!
Personal stylist and colour analysis experts House of Colour hope to create up to 100 new jobs after announcing plans to increase their UK franchises to 200 in the next five years. House of Colour is also celebrating after being awarded a SME News UK Enterprise Award for Personal Stylists of the Year 2019.
Are you a science buff who’d love to run a fun and profitable business based around your passion?
The food delivery industry is enormous, and is currently experiencing extremely high levels of growth. This is due to the increasing need for convenience, as people become more and more time-poor and are constantly looking for fast, easy, meal solutions.
Here at the AFA, we’re still getting back to reality after our fantastic Awards event, which was held last Thursday at the Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes.
Chloe Evans, Operations Director, explains
As you all know by now, the AFA Awards take place on Thursday 19th September and we’re all very much looking forward to a night of celebrating franchising excellence!
Continue reading “An interview with Business Live UK, Sponsor of the Outstanding Franchise Marketing Award”
Paul Mitchell, Managing Director, explains how Accentiá supports the AFA and why they made the decision to sponsor an Award.
Customer data is very often at the core of franchise business.
Ensuring GDPR compliance helps protect sensitive private data whilst gaining the trust and loyalty of your customers.
John Attridge, Founder & CEO, tells us why he made the decision to join the AFA and how he feels sponsoring the AFA Awards will benefit his business.
Continue reading “An interview with BBX, Sponsor of the AFA Franchisor of the Year Award”
Nick Stroffolino, Senior Commercial Manager, explains how Daltons Business works with the AFA and why they made the decision to sponsor an Award
Continue reading “An interview with Daltons Business, Sponsor of the AFA Outstanding Young Franchisee Award”
Rachel Roden, Managing Director, explains why they made the decision to sponsor the AFA Awards and how they feel it will benefit the business.
Are you seeking affordable and effective software solutions for your business? Perhaps you need a bespoke CRM database system, designed to face your business’s specific challenges, tweaks to your existing website, or even a brand new website built from scratch.
Riaz Patel, Managing Director, tells us all about his business and why he feels his chosen category is particularly important.
Nigel Apperley, CEO, tells us all about his business and why he made the decision to sponsor the AFA Awards.
As many of you will know, the AFA is currently experiencing phenomenal growth, as more and more business owners turn to us for accreditation and guidance to help their businesses grow via franchising.
With this in mind, we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Business Development Manager, Sarah Canny. With a background in sales and customer services, Sarah has a BSc Hons in Psychology and is widely travelled, having lived in both Australia and China.