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Exhibitor testimonials

The Franchise Exhibitions

The Franchise Exhibitions offer you the chance to meet thousands of prospective franchisees face-to-face in an environment designed to support them on their franchise journey.

Organised by Venture Marketing Group (VMG), with the exclusive support of the British Franchise Association (bfa), The Franchise Exhibitions showcase industry-leading franchise brands alongside unparalleled educational content to attract serious investors. With 30 years of experience in the franchisee recruitment market,  VMG has supported the growth of many of the UK's most successful franchise brands. But don't just take our word for it!

Here's what exhibitors had to say about The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2022

“It has been absolutely brilliant to get back to seeing people face-to-face. The exhibition has been incredibly busy and we’ve met a high volume of exceptionally talented people, both in terms of their interest and in the skillset that they potentially could bring to our franchise. We’re thoroughly delighted to see the franchise industry as buoyant as it was before COVID.”

Chris Aston - Auditel 

"We exhibit at The Franchise Exhibitions every year. The main reason I come is that you get to meet people face-to-face, shake their hands, and have a good chat. It makes having those really important conversations about investment and the business model so much easier.

I can’t fault the event organisers - the team are nothing but supportive. The events are always well-planned, and we feel very looked after. The last two days have been really successful and I’m already looking forward to going to the October show!”

 Ryan Armitage - Tezlom

“It’s our first time exhibiting at The British & International Franchise Exhibition, and we’ve had a great experience. We entered the UK market 18 months ago and chatting with so many visitors about our unique proposition has been terrific. It’s been such a useful couple of days getting our name out there within the franchise market and we’re very optimistic about what might come next.”

Sarah Paine - The Learning Experience 

“It’s our first time at The British & International Franchise Exhibition and it’s been a really good couple of days. We’ve had a fantastic time and met a lot of great prospects - we can’t wait for the next event in Birmingham in October!”

Terry Harvey - Elite Swimming 

“If you want to talk to a captive audience of prospective franchisees all in one place, it's a no-brainer - you have to exhibit!”

Siddik Meah - Kumon Europe and Africa Ltd 

“It’s always good to meet potential franchisees face-to-face. It allows you to have in-depth conversations and gauge if someone would be a good fit really quickly. ”

Ann Struggles - Dublcheck Cleaning Services

“It was great to be back at a live event! Footfall was good and we’ve had a productive couple of days collecting quality leads. It’s a really nice setup, all of the staff have been really helpful and we’ve met good prospects, so we’re really pleased!”

Rachel Evans - Jackson Fire and Security

“It was great to be back to meeting potential investors in person. We’ve collected some really promising leads that we are excited to follow up with.”

Jackie Miles - Angela's Swim School

"The event was well-attended and delivered a large number of quality leads over both days.  We’re very happy that we exhibited and got the chance to talk to so many people that we’re confident will be a good fit for us. Thanks for a great event – see you in Birmingham!” 

Dylan Powell - Mary Brown’s Chicken 

“You can’t beat face-to-face – having quality conversations and building genuine connections with potential investors. We exhibit pretty much every year and we always recruit quality franchisees from it, so I would absolutely recommend it to anyone considering exhibiting.

Visitors have the opportunity to speak to a wide range of franchise brands and watch talks on all aspects of franchising, so we find they tend to be pretty serious about investing. They generally understand a bit more about what franchising entails, so they are much warmer leads than you get from any other environment.”

Lynne Newman - Fun Fest and Canopy

“If you want to grow, you need to go! Exhibiting is such a good opportunity to meet potential investors face-to-face. You can usually gauge within five minutes whether they would be a good fit for your business – you just can’t do that on a Zoom call or over the phone – so it is a really effective recruitment channel for us. ”

David Muirhead - Zerodrytime

“We are very happy. The organisers have been super supportive, but beyond that, the quality of prospects we have met has exceeded our expectations. We have spoken to so many sincere visitors that are actively researching their investment options so it has been an excellent event for us.”

Sepi Saldjoughi - N.Bar 

“This event attracts the right kind of investor. We’ve had really meaningful conversations with serious candidates, so it has been a really worthwhile event for us.”

Gary Linton-Walls - Snap Fitness