Whether you’re just starting out on your franchise journey or well established, we can offer a credible and cost-effective accreditation package for you. The AFA gives you access to a full range of benefits and network opportunities, as well as the use of our Seal of Approval to help you build your business.

We are passionate about franchising and dedicated to promoting the highest standards within the industry,

Whatever your current position we’re here to help, so whether you are:

Considering franchising your business and would like advice and guidance on how to do this


Just starting  out and looking for a recognised body you can belong to and a Seal of Approval to help you establish your franchise business


Operating as a franchise but aren’t yet ready to commit to the expense of other accreditation


Well established as a franchise but want to stay on top of all accreditation and network with as many other franchisors as possible

The AFA can provide you with friendly and impartial guidance and advice.


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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