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London franchise owners & news

Taking control of their own destiny


Disillusioned working for a large corporate, friends Richard Mathers and David Turner decided that they wanted to leave behind their careers in the airline industry, and look for a new challenge that gave them better control over their future. Their research led them to franchising, and deciding to utilize the skills they had, management and customer service, they came across the Cleanhome management franchise. They now own and manage the Cleanhome Gatwick franchise. read more

bfa London Franchise Seminars

The bfa run educational seminars for both those looking to buy a franchise in London and also franchise their business in London. bfa accredited experts, franchisees and franchisors speak at the events to help you understand all the key considerations. Click here for 2017 dates

Franchising your business in London

Aside from the attractions of being within a very prominent shop window, London-based businesses also have a market place, constantly changing, frequently with younger and well financed consumers and a population in total of around 7 million people. What a marketplace...larger than some countries! In this article, Nick Williams from Ashtons Franchise Consulting looks at the benefits as well as the challenges of franchising your business in London.Read more...

Franchising in London

Tony Bowman QFP, managing director of etyres and chair of the London regional forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa), talks to us about franchising in the capital city

London is arguably the economic powerhouse of Europe and its influence radiates out across the UK, which is why there are few places better to be involved in franchising.

As chair of the London forum of the British Franchise Association (bfa) it is my role to host the quarterly regional meetings, which bring our members together to share knowledge and provide a lively networking environment.

It is a role I thoroughly enjoy as the members who attend are from a diverse range of businesses, but all share a common bond to ensure their franchise and the industry in general, continues to flourish and grow.

Our region has more leading franchise brands than most others across the country and historically a large number of these industry professionals have regularly attended the quarterly regional meetings, which has made them key events in the franchising calendar.

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Featured Franchise of the Week

PACK & SEND, the UK’s leading packing and shipping franchise, is looking to expand their London network. Our franchisees run a one-stop-shop management franchise offering a collection, packing and delivery service to anywhere in the world for both businesses and individuals. We pride ourselves on being able to satisfy the unique, and sometimes complicated, needs of our customers, and so if you like a franchise where no two days are the same then PACK & SEND could be for you.
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Featured master franchise

Chili's Grill & Bar
A leader in casual dining and part of the successful Brinker International group, is looking to bring a flavour of America to the UK. They are looking for an entrepreneur with experience in the UK hospitality industry, to invest in and develop their successful restaurant brand throughout the UK market; adding to their 1600 restaurants worldwide.Read more

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bfa London Forums

bfa forumThe bfa forums are open to franchisors and affiliates from all regions. These meetings provide bfa members with a platform in which to discuss issues and/or concerns relevant to franchising and to their businesses.

The dates for the 2017 bfa London Forums are:

  • 22nd February
  • 25th May
  • 13th September

To find out more about the forums and attending click here