#Sandler Training CEO Elected To British Franchise Association Board

Sandler Training UK, a leading sale, management and training organisation, has announced that its CEO, Shaun Thomson, has been elected as a Full Member representative on the Board of Directors at the British Franchise Association (bfa). As well as serving on the main board, Thomson will be serving on a sub-committee, responsible for the Franchisee Membership. This is a new initiative by the bfa to open membership to franchise owners.

Sandler Training has an 26 franchises across the UK and has been a member of the bfa since it was founded in 2003. His fellow full members at the bfa elected Thomson for a three-year term as a Non-Executive Director and Full Member Representative on the Board of Directors.

Thomson said: “Here at Sandler we feel really passionate about helping, equipping and mobilising the next generation of business leaders with the skills to make their business a success. I am honoured to have been elected onto the board of the bfa, where that I can assist businesses in my own industry.”

Brian Smart, Director General of the British Franchise Association, said: “The franchising sector is thriving in the UK – with an annual industry turnover of £13.4 billion and an annual 4% increase in the number of franchise businesses. Our role at the bfa includes supporting this growth and helping our members and their franchisees maintain their success. Shaun has clearly demonstrated the skills needed to build and grow a successful franchise business in the UK. We welcome him to the bfa board and we are confident that his experience and guidance will prove extremely valuable to our members.”