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.
Continue reading “Where did 2019 go?! What a year!”
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.
Continue reading “UK’s Best Franchisors Revealed, Based on Feedback From Thousands of Franchisees”
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!
Continue reading “Fun Science is Eight!”
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.
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Are you a science buff who’d love to run a fun and profitable business based around your passion?
Continue reading “A Low Cost, Children’s Education Opportunity For Science Lovers”
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.
Continue reading “Get your teeth into this fabulous, foodie franchise!”
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.
Continue reading “AFA Awards A Resounding Success!”
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”