Franchise Association UK

Quality Franchise Association. Not For Profit, franchise association

QFA – The forward thinking, digital franchise association

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Who Are We?

Franchising is not government regulated in the UK so there is no single organisation that regulates franchises. Quality Franchise Association is a not for profit, trade association that assists both franchise businesses & individuals that are interested in franchising to start their own business. Supporting Franchisors & promoting franchising for all is at the heart of everything we do at the Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ).  Quality Franchise Association Board of Directors, members, & our brand ambassadors work together to promote ethical franchising. As part of this commitment all our Franchisor members agree to follow the QFA Code of Conduct.

We believe every Franchisor that is committed to ethical franchising would gain by becoming an accredited member of the Quality Franchise Association. Membership of our franchise association provides the opportunity to network with other members & experienced franchising professionals to access valuable knowledge & contacts.

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Find a Franchise

Interested in self-employment through franchising? Franchising provides a great opportunity to change career direction. Franchises also enjoy a far higher success rate than starting up alone.

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Franchise your Business

Do you have a successful business and are interested to find out if it can be franchised? Franchising a business can lead to rapid growth & is also extremely effective for international expansion.

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Become a Member

Joining the Quality Franchise Association gives you a lot more than just the kudos of joining a professional franchise association. Membership has huge benefits including Free premium advertising for Franchisors.

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Become a Partner

Partner Members receive huge support to reach the franchising community. Benefits include a directory listing, inclusion in our monthly newsletter to over 1200 Franchisors Plus access to a 25,000+ strong franchising social media presence!

Get in touch

Contact the Quality Franchise Association

01323 315 048

Quality Accreditation

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Each Quality Franchise Association member is individually vetted by a franchising professional

Ethical Values

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Each Quality Franchise Association Full Member has agreed to abide by the Quality Franchise Association Code of Conduct 

Support and Information

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We provide free guides including a franchise buyers guide & franchise legal guide.

Philosophy

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Encouraging Franchising For All ( EFFA ) is at the heart of the QFA philosophy.

Franchise News

5th July 2019

Experience based franchising professional accreditation launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new franchising professional accreditation, Verified Franchising Professional ( VFP ). The…
3rd July 2019

Traits Of A Successful Franchisee

Every business minded person is a risk taker and one who aspires to be successful one day. People are often…
13th June 2019

Why the QFA is Making a…

We launched the QFA PR platform two months ago, working with JournoLink, with one key objective in mind. To help…
6th June 2019

How to Effectively Employ Part-Time Employees…

The undeniable popularity and undisputed hallowed position of franchising in today’s world makes it a very effective way of doing…
5th June 2019

How London & Zurich Can Help…

In a market where everyone is selling the same thing, as a franchise… how do you make yourself stand out…
3rd June 2019

How to Search for the Right…

  Everyone seems to be hooked on the idea of franchising these days. It seems to be the talk of…

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What Members Say

Coffee Blue Franchise Logo

We Joined over 4 months ago and have received an impressive 150+ leads to date. They are a Great company to deal with and also value for money which everyone looks for.

Gareth Edwards - MD, Coffee Blue

Tech4T Logo

As a QFA Partner and supplier to the franchise industry, Tech4T wholeheartedly recommend the QFA. We have had several introductions from Joel and the Team of companies looking for territory mapping and location planning services. Without exception, these have all been of a very high quality and have led to a significant increase in business for us.  We are definitely happy with our membership fee investment.

Carole Barlow - Director - tech4t

promedica24 franchise logo

Thank you, for the leads you are sending us. We’ve received a great selection of enquirers into joining the rapidly expanding Promedica24 Franchise Partner network from you, including some top quality candidates. You are a valuable source of leads to us.

Esther Boughton - National Franchise Acquisition Manager

MAX WAX Franchise Logo

As you know MAX WAX are relatively new to the world of franchising spending many years perfecting our offering . We looked for some time to partner with a company that would take time to understand our business whilst providing sound advice along the way. We already had a fantastic franchise business model tried and tested and working well for for our business partners, we just needed to send more of the right people in our direction. We took the decision to put our faith in Quality Franchise Association's leads generation platform, we are delighted to have made this decision, the promises are genuine! This is just a quick email to express our thanks, we look forward to working with over the coming years

Tristan Green - MAX WAX

'We joined the QFA simply because it is positioned as a non profit association, there are several trade associations in UK franchising, the BFA, the AFA etc etc but what I liked about the QFA is that it is managed by people who are, or have been franchisors themselves. There is no need to be charging franchisors thousands of pounds to prove they have their hearts in the right place and since no trade association is a legal regulatory body we felt the QFA was positioned very nicely to be a source of honest franchise accreditation that assists all parties concerned.'

Andy Cheetham - Lime Licensing Group

Alchemista Franchise UK

'Membership with the Quality Franchise Association is a must for any new Franchisor. Joel and his team are always forthcoming with advice and offer a great level of support’

Conor Marks - Alchemista Coffee Potions

I see the QFA as a very important and attractive option for serious, new franchisors in particular, to show their commitment to ethical franchising and a place where they can learn from their peers about some of the practicalities of supporting a successful franchise network

Graham Mylchreest - Be Franchising

Tom Evans

"Joel I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you & your team for all your help creating the autocut franchise. We really could not have done it without you. I cannot tell you how delighted we are to have secured our first Franchisee in less than a month of launch from the leads supplied. Many thanks!"

Tom Evans - Luxury Lawns

Ian Townsend

“Absolutely fantastic to be working alongside a team with such expertise in the franchise sector. The level of professionalism and knowledge displayed by QFA is extremely impressive. Coupled with their pragmatic and hands on approach to franchising they are a formidable team.”

Ian Townsend - Rebian Solicitors