Franchise Publications & Events

Franchise World online issues

June/July 2017
Issue number 219
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April/May 2017
Issue number 218
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Feb/Mar 2017
Issue number 217
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Dec/Jan 2017
Issue number 216
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Oct/Nov 2016
Issue number 215
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Aug/Sept 2016
Issue number 214
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Issue number 213
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Franchise Exhibitions & Events

Sept 6 – BFA Prospective Franchisee Seminar, London, BFA.
Sept 7 – BFA Prospective Franchisor Seminar, London, BFA.
Sept 21 – Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) National Conference, Staverton Park Hotel, Northampton.
Oct 13-14 – National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham, VMG.
Nov 30 – 2017 Best Franchise Conference, Milton Keynes Hilton, Buckinghamshire, Smith & Henderson.

Feb 16-17 – Spring National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham, VMG.
March 9-10 – British & International Franchise Exhibition, Olympia, London, VMG.
June 15-16 – British Franchise Exhibition, EventCity, Manchester, VMG.

BFA (British Franchise Association): 01235 820 470 or
Smith & Henderson: 0845 862 0454 or
VMG (Venture Marketing Group): 020 8394 5241 or

Franchise Publications

Franchise World magazine
Bi-monthly magazine
This is Britain’s longest-established and leading franchise news magazine for both franchisees and franchisors. It includes regular leading-edge articles on the issues of the day, the latest franchise launches, and an important section giving details of franchises that are actively recruiting in a wide range of businesses.

Founded in 1978, the magazine is published bi-monthly. Appropriate issues include free tickets for a forthcoming British Franchise Association (BFA) supported franchise exhibition.
Annual subscription: UK £25; other countries: £40.
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The easiest and least risky way to start your own business
A handy introduction to franchising for aspiring franchisees and franchisors
This guide, offers advice from major figures in the industry on such essential areas, for prospective franchisees, as the ethics of franchising, raising finance, assessing franchises, the benefit of buying a franchise resale; and, for prospective franchisors, on turning a business into a franchise, the structures available, preparing operations manuals, setting fees and performance targets for franchisees, and expanding internationally.

A particularly valuable section provides samples from a leading franchise lawyer, Mark Abell (Bird & Bird), of a conventional franchise agreement between the franchisor and franchisee, and an international master franchise agreement between the franchisor and an investor taking the franchise for an entire country, acting as a virtual franchisor.

The authors, in addition to Abell, are (alphabetically): Nicola Broadhurst (Stevens & Bolton), Brian Duckett (The Franchising Centre), Cathryn Hayes (Revive!), Richard Holden (Lloyds Banking Group), Penny Hopkinson (Manual Writers International), Manzoor Ishani (Sherrards), Paul Monaghan (The Franchising Centre), Derrick Simpson (founder of Franchise Resales), Brian Smart (former director-general of the BFA), Lorna Smith (formerly at HSBC Bank) and Chris Wormald (Fieldfisher).
UK £7.99; other countries: £11.99.
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