Why it’s important to buy a BFA accredited franchise

Publish Date:

05/10/2021
If you are thinking about franchising as a new career, it is important that you start your research in the correct place. Choosing a franchise that is a member of the BFA will give you comfort as these companies will have had to demonstrate that their franchises are ethical, viable and proven they have an on-going commitment to keep up with best practice.  

The British Franchise Association (bfa) was set up over 40 years ago and is the original and largest not-for-profit trade association for franchising in the UK. The bfa is the voice of ethical franchising in the UK as its members must go through a vigorous accreditation process.

What are the benefits of choosing a bfa member? 

Joining a franchised business as opposed to starting out on your own can significantly increase your chances of success. Why? Because a franchise is a proven business model with a common brand and anyone, without prior experience, can be taught to run the business. You can exercise your enterprising nature but with a robust business model behind you.  

More benefits to buying a bfa accredited franchise include: 

  • Identification of companies offering an ethical business format franchise
  • Commitment on the part of franchisors to act ethically and maintain standards
  • Added value to your franchised businesses
  • Increased access to preferential funding *dependent on personal circumstances*
  • FREE access to your own bfa membership & representation
  • Access to low-costs support mechanisms in the case of a dispute
  • Exclusive access to the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards.
  • Protection from unwarranted legislation in the UK and Europe 

Is We Love Pets a bfa member? 

We Love Pets are one of the only three pet care franchises who are full members of the BFA, which is the highest accolade in franchising in the UK.   

Full members must continuously demonstrate that they have a proven business model and a good track record of success. They have achieved and maintained the high standards set by the BFA and have an established network of franchisees. 

The bfa only accredits viable, ethical and sustainable franchise companies. 

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa says: 

“A vital element of any franchise is the training and support that the franchisor gives. This is not to just get the local franchisee up and running but exists throughout the term of the relationship. This ensures that franchisees are comprehensively trained and supported, not only to deliver the service, but to deliver that service in accordance with the franchisors established procedures and know-how. After all, franchising is a partnership, with franchisor, franchisee and staff all equally committed to protecting the brand standards of the network” 

We Love Pets franchise opportunity 

We Love Pets is a family-run business, offering award-winning pet care services across the UK. We proudly boast 65+ franchisees with more than 130 branch locations – and growing! Our model for pet care puts animal welfare first, ensuring that each pet in our care is safe, healthy and happy. Our franchises offer pet care services including fully insured dog walking, pet sitting, small animal care, puppy visits, licensed home boarding, and more. 

If you have a passion for working with animals, and want to pursue a career in pet care, take a look at our franchise opportunity! We’d love to hear from you, so why not get in touch today? 

References: https://www.thebfa.org/ 

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