Quality Franchise Association

Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ) is a not for profit trade association. Our mission is to grow franchising, raise professional standards & support the franchising community. Here's some of our work...

Raising Professional Standards

Our members agree to follow the QFA Code of Conduct & QFA Members Charter.


We have lectured in educational establishments, Growth Hubs plus provide free & subsidised online training courses. Our Verified Franchising Professional ( VFP ) training course is recognised by The Institute Of Leadership & Management.

The UK's First Virtual Franchising Awards

We are proud to have launched the UK's first Virtual Franchising Awards ( VFA ). We receive hundreds of entries each year & have been sponsored by Barclays, Worldpay & we continue to work with leading brands to deliver our prestigious awards.

Franchising Webinars

Regular webinars from leading brands and partner members. Many well known brands have presented and we have many more upcoming. Discover the QFA webinar journal and re-watch past webinars.

Franchising Events

From exhibitions to seminars, the Quality Franchise Association delivers insightful franchising events which are free to attend. Just one of the ways we are helping more and more people get into franchising.

Thought Leadership

Through our free webinars, events & important white papers including our extensive survey on the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on franchising we provide valuable support & insight to the franchising community

Supporting Worthy Causes

We support worthy causes including The Trussell Trust food banks to assist families struggling with the cost of living crisis.

Supporting International Franchising

The QFA operates in many countries & has associates across the world to assist global franchise expansion for members.

Who Are We?

Franchising is not government regulated in the UK so there is no single franchise regulatory body or franchise ombudsman. 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 ). Our members are our priority & we abide by the QFA Members Charter.

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. Browse a wide range of franchises & businesses for sale UK.

People Meeting Consultation

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.

Team Success

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!

Quality Accreditation

Five stars

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

Ethical Values


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

Support and Information

Accounting paperwork

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


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

Franchise Opportunities

Franchise News

22nd July 2024

activ Digital Marketing Welcomes Newest Franchisee

activ Digital Marketing Welcomes Newest Franchisee activ Digital Marketing is proud to announce the launch of its newest franchise, activ…
8th July 2024

La Donuteria comes to the United…

UNITED KINGDOM (7th of July, 2024) – La Donuteria, one of the fastest-growing donut franchises, is excited to announce a…
23rd May 2024

Discover the Benefits of Joining activ…

Bristol, 1st May 2024 – activ Digital Marketing Franchise recently hosted its highly anticipated Annual Franchise Forum (AFF) in Bristol,…
5th April 2024

Virtual Franchising Awards 2024 – Finalists…

  The Virtual Franchising Awards has attracted hundreds of nominations since entries opened in May 2022. As the UK’s first…
8th March 2024

“Empowering Communities Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship” –…

“Empowering Communities Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship” – Activ Franchise Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024   On International Women’s Day, activ Franchise…
14th February 2024

activ Digital Marketing Franchise Celebrates 15…

activ Digital Marketing Franchise Celebrates 15 Years of Franchise Success with Long-Standing Franchisees Still Passionate About Their Business    …

Our Sponsors

Franchise UK
UK Franchise Opportunities
Franchise consultants UK
Barclays PLC
Franchiseek Global Franchise Directory

What Members Say


I have known the leadership team at the QFA for decades and can honestly say their commitment to the world of franchising is exemplary, The knowledge that you can and will gain from becoming a QFA member isn’t in doubt, I personally would recommend QFA to all those involved in the world of franchising.

Nathan Siekierski - Director - easyMarketing


We joined QFA in July 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic. Esemdee, our Multi-Site Social Media Management and Marketing tool was built specifically for Franchise businesses. We hoped by joining QFA, we could generate some business from the other members, but we never thought that it would turn into our best investment. We generated more business through referrals and connections from QFA than all of our other networking events combined. For anyone who is not yet a member, join. The support from the group and the management team is the very best.

Andras Tasi - Esemdee

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I can highly recommend QFA and the directory associated with them Franchise UK I’ve been getting tons of leads from them over the last few weeks! Plus the weekly webinars are SOOOO helpful. If you’re not a member yet, come join us!

Claire Munday - Tappy Toes

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"We work with a number of lead generators and have found our time, effort and money is spent wisely with Franchise-UK.  Joel and his team not only deliver an all-round service to suit you and your budget, but also work hard to generate a good flow of leads, some of which are exceptional.  We’re working closely with another of their high quality lead enquiries right now who has reserved his territory and is completing his due diligence.  We highly recommend Franchise-UK."

Amanda Hilario - Franchisor

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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

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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

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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

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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

Andy Cheetham

'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

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