Speakers at the Scottish Business Breakfast during the Scottish Franchise Week, included keynote speaker Roger Black, the Olympic medal winner.
Black, who followed his athletic career by going into business with another athlete, compared it to franchising.
“There are some similarities between franchising and my own success,” he said. “If the right fundamentals are in place and you can get people to master them, then they can put their own stamp on thebusiness and maximise its success.”
Other speakers included Richard Holden (Lloyds TSB, sponsors of the Week), Hugh Davidson (Water Babies franchisee), David Weir (energie Group) and British Franchise Association chairman, Michael Eyre (Blazes Fireplace Centres).
The breakfast, also sponsored by Lloyds TSB was supported by Platinum Wave franchise consultancy, whichfranchise.com and Business Franchise, attracted nearly 300 attendees.