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Interview with Jayne McGarry, Oscar Pet Food, Bolton


Having worked for another franchise company, Jayne knew only too well about the benefits of being part of an established franchise business. Relocating led Jayne to look for a franchise closer to home. Knowing the questions to ask, Oscars answered everything she needed to know giving her the confidence that it was the right franchise for her. Get insight into Oscars through Jaynes' experience here... read more

bfa franchise seminars in the North West

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

Click here for 2017 dates

Franchise Videos

Lee Eaton, Signs Express Manchester, is the bfa Franchisee of the Year 2015. In this video we look at what makes a successful franchisee and an award winner.

Franchising in the North West, why buy a franchise in the North West?

North West is an ideal location for most business activity including franchising.

65% of franchise networks currently have presence in the North West contributing to a turnover of £1.3 billion. Franchisors with head offices in the North West include Blazes, Barking Mad, Cash Generator, Countrywide Grounds, Home Instead Senior Care, Inxpress, Maid2clean, Metro Rod, Oscar Pet Foods and Ableworld. Whilst an established region for franchising, room for further growth and untapped opportunities exists in the North West franchise market.

The North West boasts a population of around 6.9 million people, habiting in the counties of Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

It has a total population greater than that of several European countries and is the largest region outside of London and the South East. The region comprises of nearly 12% of the UK's population, and incorporates the well-known cities of Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster and Carlisle.

Costs are low and there is huge capacity for sustainable growth - it is far enough away from the South to generate growth yet close enough to represent a real location alternative.

Featured Franchise of the Week

FiltaFry Plus is a mobile business run from home where franchisees typically visit clients in the food service industry on a weekly basis offering micro filtration of cooking oil in deep fryers, vacuum-based cleaning of the fryers, and additional add-on services. Find out more about our home-based franchise
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bfa North West forums

bfa forum The bfa North West forums 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 Forums are:

  • 8th February
  • 10th May
  • 20th September

To find out more about the forums and attending click here