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Franchise association grows rapidly despite pandemic

The Quality Franchise Association ( QFA ), a not for profit trade association that supports the franchising community has reported significant growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The association, which was only formed in November 2018, has had half its history to date in the pandemic supporting franchise businesses through the crisis.

Despite being a new association, the QFA has grown rapidly. Delivering practical support and innovations to grow franchising, providing self employment and employment opportunities.

Some of these innovations include the UK's first virtual franchise show, the UK's first Virtual Franchising Awards sponsored by Barclays and a free online franchise training platform.

In just over two years the QFA has grown to over 170 members, has lectured at universities and is now even planning international expansion.

Joel Bissitt, CEO, commented: "Our rapid growth and success can be attributed to our amazing board of directors and membership that share our values.

"The QFA is run on a voluntary basis, by members for members. We listen to our members and all of our innovations, success and growth are down to their feedback and support."

To find out more about the QFA's journey so far, read https://www.franchise-association.org.uk/qfa-whats-behind-the-badge/ 

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