Pride Road Architects is proud to announce they have joined the largest trade association for franchising in the UK, the British Franchise Association. 

The rising UK architectural franchise Pride Road announces that they have the honour of joining the British Franchise Association (BFA), highlighting a new prestigious milestone for the business. The firm has spent the last six years offering residential architect services, helping families curate their dream homes.
Joining the BFA recognises Pride Road Architects as one of the most prestigious franchisors of architectural services in Britain, further establishing their brand synonymous with quality and dedication. The accolade resonates with their growing client base and prospective franchisees that Pride Road is one of the most trusted names in the industry.
Over the past year, the business has worked to meet the exceptionally high standards and ethics of BFA, showcasing its extraordinary qualities as one of Britain’s leading franchisors of architectural services.

Pride Road director Lisa Raynes expresses delight at the opportunity to join the British Franchise Association:

“Industry accreditation is essential considering you have to work for seven years to become an architect, going through some rigorous training. Since I started franchising six years ago, joining the BFA has been a significant aim for Pride Road. It’s an honour as symbolic to me as achieving chartered RIBA status.
“Pride Road aligning with the BFA writes a new chapter in our history, receiving the ‘stamp of approval’ from the largest, most prestigious franchising association in the United Kingdom. I hope that architects and clients looking to work with us see this accolade as a kitemark, underlining the quality of our nationwide architectural services.”
Pride Rd joins the British Franchise Association

British Franchise Association CEO Pip Wilkins added:

“We are delighted to welcome Pride Road to the bfa as an Associate Member. As the leading voluntary self-regulatory body for franchising in the UK, we have standards and criteria for membership based on a franchisor’s business systems, ethical practices, marketing materials and the contract between themselves and their franchisees. By putting themselves forward to be measured against these standards, Pride Road has shown their commitment and long-term investment to ethical franchising.”.”

What does joining the BFA mean for Pride Road Architects?

  • BFA membership is incredibly influential for recruiting franchisees
  • The accolade shows clients the business is a trusted name in the industry
  • Adds extensive credibility to brand reputation
  • The firm commits to sustainable and ethical franchising.
  • Pride Road joins Britain’s most innovative, valued franchising community.
Pride Road Architects, led by RIBA chartered architect Lisa Raynes, is a bespoke architect service with extensive representation across the United Kingdom. The team consists of highly experienced specialists, passionate and knowledgeable in their profession, bringing property visions to life.
The BFA accolade further bolsters an exciting future for Pride Road. Clients can trust our capabilities to create the beautiful homes they desire and give prospective franchisees fantastic new opportunities under the brand banner.

If you’re interested in finding out more about achieving your work-life balance by running your own architectural practice, get in touch now!

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About the Author

Pride Road was set up by Lisa Raynes, an architect with over 20 years and an active member of the RIBA council.

Before starting her own practice in 2010, Lisa had worked as an architect for over a decade. In 2009, the recession was well underway and Lisa had been made redundant twice during her career – once while on maternity leave. Although setting up her own practice started as a necessity, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened.

Lisa set up her first business – Raynes Architecture Ltd – in 2010, specialising in home refurbishments and extensions. Through her business, Lisa was able to carve out a meaningful architectural career that also allowed her to balance her family life. Working closely with homeowners and people with smaller projects, she found a stream of business that was able to ride out the downturn comfortable, while giving her the chance to help develop properties that truly contributed to people’s lives.
Recognising that a change was needed in the Architecture industry, for women and working mums in particular, Lisa rebranded her practice to Pride Road – the architectural practice franchise that helps trained architects escape the inflexible and long working hours of traditional architecture practices. Pride Road help others run their own business and achieve a better work-life balance, with the support of Lisa’s experience and brand.Through Pride Road, Lisa wants to give architects the skills, knowledge and resources needed to build their own successful architecture business, while campaigning to make the profession happier, healthier, more diverse and inclusive.
Are you interested in joining the Pride Road team? Download your free prospectus by completing the form here.