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whichfranchise Franchising your business

whichfranchise has been helping prospective franchisees and franchisors for over 18 years. Though we are not a franchise consultancy, we do work with some of the UK's leading franchise consultants to deliver the best professional advice possible for those considering franchising their business. We have experts on hand to answer any questions you may have about the process and also can put you in touch with British Franchise Association affiliated consultants who can have an initial non obligatory chat with you to identify if your business is franchiseable and if so, can advise of the process going forward. Ask a franchise consultant about franchising your business

Is my business franchiseable?

Though franchising can be a successful way of developing a business, it is not necessary right for every business. Franchising involves having systems and procedures in place that can be replicated by others so they can run a successful business too. This article helps to highlight the key areas you need to look at to identify if your business is franchiseable. Read more

Steps to franchising a business advice

If you think that your business can be franchised, then there are a number of clearly defined steps to follow to get your franchise up and running; from putting together the franchise development plan to running a pilot operation and recruiting franchisees. Read more

10 reasons to join the bfa

Joining the bfa should be a key part of any ethical franchisor's growth and development strategy. Of course, we would say that wouldn't we? But such a statement isn't rhetoric or a sales strategy (we're a non-profit) - it's based on the evidence of the advantages that membership brings. Read more

Franchisor interviews

Who better to tell you about franchising their business, then those who have already done it! Some of the UK's leading successful franchisors give us an insight into their franchising journey.

Franchising helps to minimise the risks and pitfalls

In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Karl Sandall, CEO of The TaxAssist Group, shares his experience of franchising, why TaxAssist went down the franchise route, and why franchising minimises the risks in comparison to business start-ups. As an award-winning franchise and leader in its field, this interview gives you a unique insight into this industry. To get the inside scoop.

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Ask the Expert

Nick Williams - Ashtons Franchise

Nick Williams is an experienced national and international franchise development consultant who has worked in the UK franchise industry for over 15 years. Nick and his team of franchise specialists at Ashtons have assisted hundreds of business to expand and grow through franchising since the inception of the business in 1981. We have worked with companies of all sizes from all sectors.

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Brian Duckett, The Franchising Centre

Brian is a recognised leader in the UK and International franchise industry. He writes regularly for the UK franchising and business media, and has published a book "How to Turn Your Business into The Next Global Brand - Creating and Managing a Franchised Network". He has also presented at many seminars and workshops. Brian and his team have always prided themselves on being practitioners rather than theorists and are dedicated to helping clients achieve their business objectives. Click here to ask Brian a question

Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank

Richard Holden is Head of Franchising for Lloyds Bank. He has 32 years banking experience and has supported a wide range of businesses in the small business sector for many years. Richard has helped many businesses who have chosen to go down the franchise route with the funding requirements. Richard would be delighted to answer any questions you have relating to funding required to franchise your business.

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Emily Price QFP, BFA

Emily Price QFP is the Operations Manager at the British Franchise Association (bfa) and is responsible for the strategic development of both membership recruitment and member services. During the past 3 years Emily has worked with numerous franchisors, ranging from start-ups to established International brands to understand their business models, support the accreditation of these and identify opportunities for development. Emily would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the British Franchise Association and becoming a member.

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Attend a prospective franchisor seminar

If you are considering using the franchise business model to expand and grow your business, attending a one-date British Franchise Association (bfa) seminar will help equip you with the key considerations, questions and planning needed to take the appropriate steps. Our next seminars are:

  • 7th September - London
  • 2nd November - Birmingham
  • 29th November - Guildford
To find out more about attending a seminar, click here