…to the first few candidates who have been awarded the bfa’s Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP). Simon Bartholomew, MD of Oscar’s Petfoods, Mark Scott, Director, Franchise Development RBS / NatWest and three members of our own team, Shirley Hughes of The Franchise Careers Centre, Brian Duckett, Chairman of The Franchising Centre and last, and probably least, my good self. All have completed the mandatory aspects of the qualification and gained at least 3000 points, the required number to achieve this new qualification. There are, I understand, a good number of other candidates who are very close to achieving QFP status and I look forward to being able to acknowledge their achievements in later posts.
The QFP qualification, like The Diploma in Franchise Management, is designed to recognise those in the sector who have committed themselves to a course of continual personal development in order to stay at the forefront of current best practice in franchising. With few, if any, opportunities for formal academic qualifications in franchising, this opportunity for peer recognition is to be welcomed.
For further information on any aspect of training and personal development visit The Franchise Training Centre website where you can make an enquiry on any training matter.