SEMLEP Growth Hub

SEMLEP’s Growth Hub offers a free business support service to businesses across Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.

Tailoring advice to your business needs

Every business is different, so we tailor our support and advice. Our business support team will work with you to understand your reason for getting in touch, so we know how best to support you.

You could meet with a business adviser, be signposted to industry specialist information, or attend one of our free business skills workshops. If time is an issue, these services can be accessed online also.

A network of business support partners

You may need specialist support and advice. We work with a network of business support partners, locally and nationally, which means we can identify and connect you to a range of different help options.

Contact us today by phone or email: 0300 01234 35 |

Quality Accreditation

The AFA provides the Franchise Industry within the United Kingdom with a voluntary, self-regulatory body; serving its members, potential new franchisees and the industry as a whole.

Ethical Values

Our Ethical Practises

Our Values & Principles ensure our organisation remains focused and driven to our collective objectives, surrounding the growth, development and awareness of the Franchise Industry within the United Kingdom.

Support and Information


Whether you are seeking a franchise opportunity or are an existing franchisor, the AFA provides you with guidance, support and straightforward advice.



We are committed to supporting the collective franchising community and ultimately contributing to the development of the UK franchising industry.

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