New Board announced at the bfa Annual General Meeting

The British Franchise Association (bfa), is pleased to announce the new Board for the association, effective immediately.

John Spencer, Group Chairman at NIC Group Services, has taken over as Chairman of the bfa from Trevor Brocklebank of Home Instead Senior Care. John, who has been with NIC for over 40 years, has a wealth of experience and will bring some invaluable insight to the association.

Outgoing Chairman Trevor congratulated his successor: “John is highly respected in the franchising sector and I know will continue the drive towards our new vision with the bfa team. I couldn’t be handing over to a more experienced individual.”

On his appointment, John stated: “I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed Chairman of the association; it is a real career highlight for me. I’m very much looking forward to working more closely with the executive staff in the coming two years.”


Here is a list of all the Board members:


Continuing Full Board members
Steve Watson: Agency Express; Abel Campos: McDonald’s Restaurants; John Spencer: NIC Services; Paul Thompson: Water Babies.

Re-elected Full Board members
Simon Bartholomew: Oscar Pet Foods; Ken Deary: Right at Home.

Elected Full Board members
Mike Graham: Chemex; Angie Coates: Monkey Music; Mark Llewellyn: Revive! Auto Innovations; Ben Kirby: InXpress; David Paulson: Tax Assist.

Continuing Association Board Member
Sean Goldsmith: Shuttercraft.

Elected Associate Board Member
Sarah Cressall: The Creation Station.

Continuing Affiliate Board Members
Carl Reader: d&t; Shirley Hughes: Franchise Careers Centre; Roz Goldstein: Goldstein Legal.

Re-elected Forum Chairs
Richard Davies: What Franchise Magazine (Affiliate); Suzie McCafferty: Platinum Wave (Scotland).

Elected Forum Chairs
Paul Lewis: ERA (London); Mike Parker QFP: Minster Services (Midlands); Stephen Martin: Pirtek UK (South West).

At the Board Meeting immediately following the AGM, the Board appointed its franchisee representatives to the Board of Directors. Catharine Chalton of Home Instead Senior Care and David Padmore of McDonald’s Restaurants were appointed alongside newly appointed Safwan Adam of CeX.


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