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Approved Franchise Association

Are you a franchisor seeking accreditation and endorsement of your business? Or perhaps you’re a potential franchisee and need guidance on whether your chosen franchise is a credible, ethical and sustainable investment. Either way, the Approved Franchise Association (AFA) is here to assist you.


What is the AFA?

The AFA was set up in 2012 to support the rapidly growing UK franchise industry by providing a credible and more affordable accreditation. We are a self-regulatory, voluntary body which serves its members, potential franchisees and the industry in general. 

The AFA provides a complete support network for franchisors, large and small, offering membership, support and our seal of approval to eligible franchise organisations. Our aim is to provide an all-encompassing membership that is accessible to every type of franchise organisation, meaning that franchisors of all sizes can achieve accreditation and endorsement for their businesses.


Who do we support?

The AFA offers membership to both franchisors and industry partners, as well as providing friendly and impartial guidance and advice to potential franchisees. We are passionate about franchising and dedicated to promoting the highest standards within the industry, as well as providing a central hub that connects our members to each other to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas. 


Why join us?

All potential AFA franchisor members undergo an extensive vetting process to confirm that their franchise offering is ethical, sustainable and transferable. Successful applicants are then permitted to display our Seal of Approval on all marketing literature, giving potential franchisees the added reassurance that their chosen business, in our opinion, meets the fundamental requirements of a successful franchise. 


Once approved, members receive endorsement and regular communications from us, including a weekly blog, which offers franchising hints and tips, spotlights our members and shares their success stories. We also share our blog, members’ news and special offers via social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ensuring we raise their profile and promote their businesses to a far wider audience of potential franchisees than they could reach alone.


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Join the AFA today!


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