Business Doctors has been accepted as a full member of the British Franchise Association.
The award recognises Business Doctors as an established franchised business with a proven trading and franchising record. It is the first national business-coaching franchise to gain BFA recognition like this, and its new membership status comes towards the end of important year for the business: in June it went into print for the first time with the Capstone-published title Breaking Big, while its franchise network has also climbed above 40 franchisees in the UK and moved into a new territory, South Africa.
Full membership of the BFA is testament to the strength of the Business Doctors franchise today. It means that owners Matt Levington and Rod Davies are prepared to have the reputation of the business examined in detail by the BFA; it also recognises the scale an strength of the operation’s established network of franchisees.
Business Doctors co-founder Rod Davies said: “Full BFA membership is another watershed for our franchise business, which is more than ten years old now. It means we are a trusted and strong franchise brand, with excellence and mutual support across our network. It’s this strength and pedigree that has also won us contracts on government-backed business support programmes like GrowthAccelerator, as well as enabling us to win local public-private partnership contracts like our work this year with Liverpool Vision to deliver fully funded business coaching and support for ambitious businesses within the city.”
Matt Levington, Business Doctors’ other founder, added: “BFA full membership is a terrific platform for us. A strong franchise needs real credibility to thrive and this kind of third-party endorsement is our proof of the high-quality operation we run. It will enable us to continue to attract the kind of excellent franchisees that we need as we continue to grow our network. It’s never easy finding really fantastic, experienced business people to deliver what we do; full BFA membership will certainly help.”
Business Doctors has 40 franchisee-led operations today across the country. It provides businesses with advice to drive business growth, from strategies for sales and boosting profits to advice for effective people management, accessing finance and acquiring other businesses.