Left to right: Pip Wilkins, bfa CEO, Suki Dehal, Ruth Brown, and John Spencer.
Following the annual general meeting for the British Franchise Association (bfa) in London, a new board has been announced, effectively immediately.
The bfa, the U.K.‘s primary, go-to resource for all things franchising, has updated its board to reflect the changes in the country’s franchising landscape.
The first of the newly elected members is Ruth Brown, who is the director of business development at Home Instead Senior Care. Brown will be joining as a full board member.
She is joined by Lynne Newman, business development director at Fun Fest Family Holiday, who is the newly elected associate board member. Suki Dehal also joins as a newly elected associated board member, and is currently the franchise development manager for Lloyds Bank.
“It’s fantastic to be elected and great that I will work even closer with the bfa,” said Ruth Brown. “I’ve really enjoyed chairing forums, and for me to sit on the board and get more involved with the association is very exciting.”
Brown’s enthusiasm is mirrored by her fellow board member, Suki Dehal, who added: “As an affiliate, Lloyds Bank is really engaged with the British Franchise Association. To now have board representation means we can further influence positive growth of franchising through the bfa.”
Chairman of the board, John Spencer, said of the new appointments: “Thank you to everybody who stood for election and congratulations to those who have been newly elected. Franchising is growing more than ever before, and this board will ensure that it continues to thrive by working closely with the bfa.”
The full list of the bfa’s board members is as follows:
Continuing Full Board members
Steve Watson, Agency Express; Mike Graham, Chemex International; Ben Kirby, InXpress; Angie Coates, Monkey Music; Simon Bartholomew, Oscar Pet Foods; Mark Llewellyn, Revive! Auto Innovations; Ken Deary, Right at Home; David Paulson, TaxAssist Accountants; Paul Thompson, Water Babies.
Re-elected Full Board members
John Spencer, NIC Services Group.
Elected Full Board members
Ruth Brown, Home Instead Senior Care.
Continuing Association Board Member
Sarah Cressall, The Creation Station.
Elected Associate Board Member
Lynne Newman, Fun Fest Family Holidays.
Re-elected Affiliate Board Members
Shirley Hughes: Franchise Careers Centre; Roz Goldstein: Goldstein Legal.
Elected Affiliate Board Members
Suki Dehal, Lloyds Bank.