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.
Continue reading “An interview with Accentiá, Sponsor of the Franchise Network Contribution 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.
Continue reading “Why becoming GDPR compliant is important for franchise businesses”
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.
Continue reading “An interview with Roden Associates, Sponsor of the AFA Best New Franchise Award”
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.
Continue reading “Web Alliance – Your Partner Towards Success”
Riaz Patel, Managing Director, tells us all about his business and why he feels his chosen category is particularly important.
Continue reading “An interview with 4×4 Vehicle Hire, Sponsor of the Supplier of the Year Award”
Nigel Apperley, CEO, tells us all about his business and why he made the decision to sponsor the AFA Awards.
Continue reading “An interview with TRUSTist®, Sponsor of the AFA Franchisee of the Year Award”
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.
Continue reading “The AFA Appoints New Business Development Manager to Provide Enhanced Support to Members”
I’m writing this blog shortly after returning from our first, Annual, AFA Conference, which took place on Thursday 28th March at the Jury’s Inn in Oxford. I have to admit I’m still buzzing from it, as it really was fantastic, and the feedback we’ve already received from attendees suggests they agree!
Continue reading “AFA Delivers Successful First Annual Conference”
Franchising continues to be a recipe for long-term, business success
The BFA and NatWest recently released their 2018 Franchising Landscape Report and I was extremely encouraged by their findings, which I would like to share with you in this week’s blog post.
Continue reading “BFA / NatWest Franchising Landscape Report 2018”
Here at the AFA, we are always keen to highlight and celebrate achievements within the franchising sector and, today, our blog focuses on Elite Franchise’s recent announcement of their top 100 franchises for 2019.
Continue reading “Announcing the Elite Franchise 2019 Top 100”
You may have read the recent statement by Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, which mentions a copycat franchise association that has just been established in the UK.
Continue reading “Statement from Claire Robinson, CEO of the Approved Franchise Association”
You may remember that, on a recent blog, I announced that we had partnered with The Business Show at ExCel in London, which took place last week. We also had our own stand at the show and I have to say it was a fantastic experience and well worth exhibiting.
Continue reading “Sharing the Franchising Love at ‘The Business Show’ in London”
As many of you will know, I have been working within the franchising industry for a number of years now. As well as establishing and managing my own franchise network, Extra Help®, since 2010, as the CEO of the AFA I have gained considerable experience in assisting business owners with franchising their businesses and helping franchisees to select the best franchise for them.
Continue reading “Accentia Announcement”
Direct mail distribution and print specialists Dor-2-Dor are celebrating the growth of their 60 strong network of franchises with the addition of a further four franchisees strategically located throughout the UK.
Continue reading “Dor-2-Dor celebrates the opening of four new franchises to serve more businesses throughout the UK”
This week, I am very excited to announce that the AFA is partnering with The Business Show, Europe’s largest business exhibition, which is taking place on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at ExCel in London. The AFA will be exhibiting on stand 1850.
Continue reading “Partnership with the Business Show London Excel”
Would you like to run a business teaching babies and toddlers to swim, backed by an established brand and all the training you need?
This week, our member spotlight blog focuses on AFA member Turtle Tots, a proven, award-winning, baby and preschool swim school, with over fifty licensees across the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Continue reading “the Turtle Tots story”
I recently attended a seminar on collaboration, which focused on how and why businesses collaborating with each other is a more effective success strategy than competing. This is something I’ve always bought into subconsciously.
Continue reading “Collaboration Beats Competition!”