Start your own business with a BFA-vetted franchise
Discover a wealth of business opportunities at The National Franchise Exhibition in February and make 2017 the year you become your own boss.
The NEC, Birmingham, welcomes aspiring business owners from across the UK to this leading franchise event, The National Franchise Exhibition on 17-18 February.
The event will showcase a huge variety of national business opportunities, unmissable expert advice, and an extensive seminar programme, designed to provide entrepreneurs with all they need to succeed.
There will be franchise opportunities to suit all budgets and interests at the exhibition; it is a must-attend for anyone serious about becoming a business owner.
Visitors can explore business ventures across a vast range of sectors, from catering to property, through established brands such as McDonald’s, Platinum Property Partners and Tutor Doctor.
The direct engagement between visitors and franchisors allows for fruitful relationships to flourish between potential franchisees and the brands that best suit their ambitions.
All exhibitors will be offering one-to-one advice on becoming part of the franchise industry, as well as disclosing more information about their brand’s offering.
The standard of exhibitors is a testament to the partnership The Franchise Exhibitions have with the British Franchise Association (BFA). The exhibitions are the only events of their kind to be fully accredited by the industry regulators, ensuring that all exhibiting brands have passed through a rigorous examination. Visitors can browse with confidence, with the knowledge that exhibiting companies have proven their business model to be both viable and ethical.
The exhibition’s extensive programme of seminars provides visitors with expert advice on everything from investing in the right brand, to tips on expanding a business through franchising. Attendees can ensure they leave with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the industry.
Global giant, McDonald’s, will be hosting its Franchisee Recruitment Insight Sessions, providing a rare opportunity to hear from successful franchisees and recruitment decision-makers about what it takes to be part of the world-renowned franchise.
The exhibition will also incorporate the Growing Your Own Business Conference, which gives budding entrepreneurs key information on business development strategies. Keynote speakers at the conference will share their inspirational stories on how they established their own successful empires. This year’s keynotes include Angela Enright, the founder of Huntleys Shoes, and Steve Bartlett, chief executive of social media marketing agency, Social Chain.
Making franchising easier
The Franchise Exhibitions have an incredible track record of attendee satisfaction. At last year’s event, visitor Donna Floyd was impressed with the depth of information she was able to access at the event. She commented: “There have been great exhibitors here, presenting fantastic opportunities. The speakers have also been really helpful and have covered all areas I had questions about. The information on offer has been varied and relevant.”
Sponsoring the exhibition for the third consecutive year is Anytime Fitness, Global Number One Franchise, 2016. The flourishing gym company now operates over 110 franchised clubs across the UK and will be looking for enthusiastic potential franchisees to join the thriving fitness market. The Anytime Fitness team will also be sharing first-class advice during a series of seminars and panel sessions.
Adrian Goodsell, franchise sales director at Venture Marketing Group, organisers of four annual exhibitions across the country, comments: “Deciding to own a business is a big step to take, but we have designed The National Franchise Exhibition to make it an easier process. We give attendees a platform to gather all the information about franchising under one roof so they can go away and make an informed decision about their next move.”
To book free tickets for exhibition, please visit www.franchiseinfo.co.uk and use promotional code FWD1.