• Dec 16, 2015
  • Mehrnaz Karimi
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British Franchise Association membership elects new board of directors

The British Franchise Association (bfa) board of directors for the next 12 months has been confirmed with the new appointments of franchisors Steve Bramley, Ken Deary, Craig Brown and Louise Harris.

To ensure it represents all stakeholders in franchising, the bfa’s board comprises 13 franchisors, three franchisees and three affiliates (professional advisers, one of which must be a legal expert), alongside bfa director general Brian Smart. All franchisor and affiliate positions are nominated and elected by members, guaranteeing that the Association’s governance and direction is driven by its membership.

The full list of directors joining Brian Smart on the board in 2016 is:

Full Member Representatives Simon Bartholomew QFP, Oscar Pet Foods (chair) Sean Derrig, Chemex International Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead Senior Care Brian Thorne QFP, McDonald’s Alistair Wiggins, Pirtek Phil Gaffer, Premier Sport Mark Llewellyn QFP, Revive! Auto Innovations Michael Eyre, Blazes Renewables (representative for international affairs) Steve Bramley QFP, Rainbow International Ken Deary QFP, Right at Home Craig Brown QFP, Signs Express

Associate Members Rob Oyston, Sports Xtra Louise Harris QFP, Wilkins Chimney Sweep

Affiliate Members Stuart Walsh QFP, Franchise Finance Jane Masih, Owen White Brian Duckett QFP, The Franchising Centre

Franchisees Catharine Chalton, Home Instead Senior Care Dave Padmore, McDonald’s Mike Hurley, Dream Doors

Simon Bartholomew, who continues in his role as chair of the bfa, said: “We’d like to place on record our thanks and appreciation of the hard work of our outgoing directors, as well as welcoming new faces to the board. An exciting year awaits in franchising and, given the central role played by the bfa in the continued growth of the sector, we very much look forward to the opportunities and challenges to come.”

The elected chairs of the Association’s forums for 2016, regional meetings for members to share best practice, experience and knowhow, have also been confirmed. They are:

Forum Chairs 2016 London/South East: Tony Bowman QFP, etyres Northern: Linda Price, Swimtime Mildands: Dave Price, Marston’s Scotland: Suzie McCafferty, Platinum Wave South West: Pam Bader OBE, Molly Maid Affiliate: Carl Reader QFP, d&t

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