New bfa board of directors for 2018 confirmed

Posted 15/01/2018 : By: Debbie Dennis

The British Franchise Association (bfa) is delighted to confirm its new board of directors for 2018, covering the next 12 months.

The bfa congratulates and welcomes:

The newly elected Full Board member appointments of:

  • Steve Watson, Agency Express
  • Abel Campos, McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Paul Thompson, Water Babies

The re-elected Full Board member appointments of:

  • Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead Senior Care (Chair)
  • Sean Derrig, Chemex International

The newly elected Associate Board member appointment of:

  • Sean Goldsmith, Shuttercraft

The re-elected Associate Board member appointment of:

  • Louise Harris, Wilkins Chimney Sweep

To ensure it represents all stakeholders in franchising, the bfa’s board comprises 11 Full Members, 2 Associate Members, 3 Affiliate Members (professional advisers, one of which must be a legal expert), 3 Franchisees, and the CEO. 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 CEO Pip Wilkins on the board in 2018:

Full Member Representatives
Trevor Brocklebank, Home Instead Senior Care (Chair)
Simon Bartholomew QFP, Oscar Pet Foods
Sean Derrig, Chemex International
Michael Eyre, Blazes Renewables (representative for international affairs)
Ken Deary QFP, Right at Home
Craig Brown QFP, Signs Express

Steve Watson, Agency Express
Abel Campos, McDonald’s Restaurant’s
Paul Thompson, Water Babies.
Duncan Berry, Bluebird Care
John Spencer, NIC Services Group

Associate Members
Sean Goldsmith, Shuttercraft
Louise Harris QFP, Wilkins Chimney Sweep

Affiliate Members
Carl Reader, d&t
Shirley Hughes, Franchise Careers Centre
Roz Goldstein, Goldstein Legal

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

Trevor Brocklebank, who continues in his role as Chair of the bfa, said: “2018 is going to be an exciting and busy year for all at the bfa, with substantial plans in place to help promote the strength of ethical franchising, publicize its benefits to the UK economy and continue to drive the sectors overall growth. We’d like to place on record our appreciation for the hard work of our outgoing directors, as well as welcoming all the new faces to the board, whilst looking forward to the opportunities to come this year.”

The elected chairs of the Association’s forums for 2018, meetings for members to share best practice, experience and knowhow, have also been confirmed as below:

Complete list of Forum Chairs, 2018

London/South East: David Glover, Caremark
Northern: Michelle Fenwick, Heritage Healthcare
Midlands: Tony Bowman, etyres
Scotland: Suzie McCafferty, Platinum Wave
South West: Maria Hartnell, Safeclean
Affiliate: Emma Lusty, Hamilton Pratt

About the British Franchise Association (bfa)

The bfa, established in 1977, is the self-regulating governing body for UK franchising. A standards-based and non-profit organisation, it accredits franchisors and advisors in the sector according to strict ethical and business criteria.

Franchising is the granting of a licence by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to trade under the brand, systems and support of the franchisor. The bfa holds a full list of all of its members and the code of ethics to which they subscribe on its website, www.thebfa.org