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Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2011/02/01 - The Managing Director of Blazes, a national heating company, has been elected as the chairman for the BFA.
Michael Eyre, Managing Director at Blazes Heating, has been elected as the new Chairman of the British Franchise Association.
As founder of Blazes Heating, Michael has led the company to become the UK's number one fireplace retailer and central heating specialist, providing complete, hassle-free heating solutions for homes across the country.
There are dozens of central heating specialists and fireplace showrooms nationwide. Michael is a strong advocate of business format franchising and has supported the BFA for many years.
Since 1996, Blazes has been a member of the BFA with Michael holding various titles for the organisation, including Regional Chairman and Finance Director.
Blazes has always been a keen advocate of business community culminating in the company winning several awards, including the Best Franchise Launch Performance in 2009.
Michael said: “The advantage with franchising, rather than recruiting, is that you are hiring business people rather than employees. Plus having specialists with a catchment area means a much more personal service.
“A successful franchise should have longstanding relationships with good suppliers. Blazes boasts excellent quality products, with extended warranties and good finance packages for its customers – which makes the life of a franchisee much easier.”
Blazes is the only franchised business in the fireplace and central heating industry. Michael’s first experience in franchising was in 1985 as a franchisee. He then went on to establish and develop his own franchise business, Blazes, in 1990.
The British Franchise Association (BFA) is the voluntary self-regulating governing body for franchising. The UK market encompasses many franchise opportunities and this website will help you to make a more informed choice about which one of those franchises best suits you.
All members chose to be vetted against a strict code of business practice – endeavouring to be good franchisors that can deliver the success that you want.
A new chairman is elected every two years.
Blazes (blazes.co.uk) offers a free and exclusive 10 Year warranty worth £750 on a top quality Premium high efficiency British Made Dimplex combi gas boiler.
With a free no obligation home survey, the central heating and fireplace company guarantees peace of mind and it ensures you will have the fireplace or central heating system that is right and safe for your home.