The group met with MPs including Andrew Bridgen MP for North West Leicestershire who were interested to learn more about the benefits of franchising and how this business model could help regenerate the UK economy.
Nigel Toplis is the managing director of Coalville based Bardon Group. Within the group sit three of the country’s most successful franchises; Recognition Express, ComputerXplorers and the ZipYard.
Mr Toplis said: “Despite the fact that franchised businesses in the UK last year turned over £12.4 billion employing over half a million people, awareness of franchising as a business model is still very low. The meeting with MPs was set up so that BFA members could brief them in more detail about the concept of franchising and its continuing success.
"It’s a proven fact that success rate amongst people starting up their own business as a franchisee is far greater than those who set up without the backing of a proven business model and ongoing support from the franchisor.”