Are you a franchisor looking for accreditation and endorsement of your business? Accreditation is one of the key factors in the decision-making process for potential franchisees, as it provides them with the reassurance that your franchise is a worthwhile investment.

However, gaining accreditation can be extremely costly and time-consuming. The Approved Franchise Association provides a credible and affordable solution.

What is the AFA®?

The AFA® was set up in 2012 to support the rapidly growing UK franchise sector. We are a self-regulatory, voluntary body, which serves its members, potential franchisees and the sector in general. The AFA® provides a complete support network for franchisors, large and small, as well as industry partners, offering membership, support and our Seal of Approval to eligible franchise organisations.

If you run a franchise business and want to provide your prospective franchisees with the peace of mind they need to make an informed decision, here are six, compelling reasons why you need to consider AFA® membership:

1. Seal of Approval

Once we have fully inspected and approved your business model, you will be accepted as a member of the AFA®. You will then receive full accreditation and endorsement, along with permission to use of the AFA® Seal of Approval on all of your communications, which will enhance your credibility as a franchise business.

2. AFA Website

The AFA® has just launched a brand new website, on which we will provide you with presence in our Members’ section, to raise your profile and get your name out there to more prospective franchisees.

3. Weekly Blog

You will receive opportunities for your business to feature in our weekly blog to attract new franchisees and partners.

4. Valuable advertising deals and discounts

As a member, you can take advantage of the exclusive, discounted advertising deals that we have negotiated with Franchise UK, the largest franchise advertising directory in the country.

5. Networking opportunities and discounted exhibitor fees at exhibitions

The AFA organises a series of regional franchise shows to showcase our members and partners and provide them with a unique opportunity to connect with potential franchisees face-to-face. As an AFA® member, you will receive a substantial discount on exhibitor fees, saving you even more money.

6. Support and guidance

As a franchisor, sometimes it can be difficult to know who to turn to if queries crop up that you require experienced advice on. The AFA® is here to help you and provide you with the assistance and support you need, whenever you need it. We can also provide mediation services, in the event of a dispute, so you need never feel alone.

Join the AFA today

Our member network is constantly growing and we would love to be able to welcome you on board!

Membership is only £585 per year and can be paid in monthly installments. For more information please call 020 8088 2400 or visit the new site today at www.afa.org.uk

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