The association is the self regulatory body of the industry. The BFA was set up in 1977 by some of the major franchise companies to act in the interests of the industry as a whole and to promote ethical standards within franchising
The Association demands that all members meet it's standards and that the franchise is set up and operates in an ethical manner.
There are three levels of membership that effect franchisors.
For established franchises
For franchises where there is evidence of success within franchising although they may be limited in numbers
For new franchises in the development stage however they have met the BFA criteria as to the being set up professionally and operating in an ethical manner
BFA membership is not compulsory and there are many many very successful franchises that elect not to be members.
The BFA can be contacted at:
The British Franchise Association Thames View Newtown Road Henley on Thames Oxon RG9 1HG