Proud Members of the British Franchise Association

The Photography For Little People Franchise is now officially proud members of the BFA, British Franchise Association.


The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the official voice of ethical franchising in the UK. For PLP to become a member we had to be accredited. We applied to the bfa to be tested against their strict and extensive accreditation criteria. Only if they pass are they then able to join the bfa as a member, enjoy the benefits of membership and become represented by the British Franchise Association.

In 1977, representatives of major franchise companies in the UK decided to set up their own association. As a result, the bfa was formed to act in the interests of the industry to assess and accredit franchising companies against strict criteria in relation to the structure of the franchise business, the terms of the contract between franchisor and franchisee.

What are the advantages of franchising?

  • For over 20 years consecutively, around 90% of all UK franchisees reported profitability over the previous 12 months. Failure rates are correspondingly low over the same period

  • The business format is proven

  • You could build your capital as well as your earnings

  • It is your business and you are the owner; providing you follow the system, you decide what day to day measures you need to take

  • The major banks support of good franchising

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