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BFA franchising seminars

bfa Franchising Seminars at Manchesterbritish franchise association

The British Franchise Association is the only voluntary regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. It promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK, helping the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth. The bfa seminars are an extension of the Association’s work to develop, protect and promote industry standards.

They will be hosting a series of live presentations during the virtual National Franchise Exhibition on Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October. During these sessions, you’ll benefit from insights from industry veterans from a range of backgrounds.

These sessions are available on-demand until midnight Tuesday 6 October.

Log in to the virtual event platform and go to the theatre to watch the seminar recordings on-demand. 

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Friday 2 OCtober

10:30 - 11:10 | An introduction to franchising

  • How buying a franchise can change your life – on a personal and business level

  • What you should look for in a franchise

  • Why and when you should get legal advice

  • How to obtain funding and access financial help  

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
Fiona Boswell, Fraser Brown/Knights (Lawyer)
Donna King, HSBC (Bank)
Lisa Stead, Shuttercraft (Franchisor)

11:45 - 12:25 | Essential tips for franchising your business

  • What kind of business can be franchised?

  • Where to start and gain advice

  • Why and how to write a franchise agreement

  • How to protect your franchised business and the risks involved

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
Alan Wilkinson, The Franchising Centre (Consultant)
John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt (Solicitor)
Ken Braddock, HSBC (Bank)

14:15 - 14:55 | Essential tips for investing in a franchise

  • How to approach a franchisor and the questions you need to ask

  • The legalities you must consider if you are buying a franchise

  • What the banks are doing to support franchising in the UK

  • The bfa's recommended next steps

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
Donna King, HSBC (Bank)
Catrina Newman QFP, Goldstein Legal (Solicitor)
Ed Reid, The Alternative Board (Franchisor)

Saturday 3 October

10:15 - 11:55 | What to consider when choosing a franchise

  • The benefits of franchising versus starting from scratch

  • What a franchisor looks for in a franchisee and vice versa

  • What a franchise agreement is and when you need to use a solicitor

  • The importance of business plans and how to obtain funding

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
Donna King, HSBC (Bank)
Catrina Newman QFP, Goldstein Legal (Solicitor)
Imogen Clarke, Home Instead Senior Care (Franchisor)

12:30 - 13:10 | Expanding your business through franchising

  • Where to start and what the main factors are to consider

  • The different type of franchisee that will fit your business

  • What it will cost to franchise your business

  • How to decide on a price for your franchise

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
Nick Williams, Ashtons Franchise Consultants (Consultant)
Fiona Boswell, Fraser Brown/Knights (Solicitor)
Niel Browning, HSBC (Bank)

14:00 - 14:40 | Making franchising your future

  • The different types of franchises available

  • The advantages of a buying a franchise

  • The size and expected growth of the franchise market

  • How the banks can help you fund your new venture

Hosted by: bfa (Chair)
John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt (Solicitor)
Donna King, HSBC (Bank)
Lisa Stead, Shuttercraft (Franchisor)

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