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Exhibitor testimonials

The Franchise Exhibitions

Our exhibitors are delighted with The Franchise Exhibitions.

We love to share our exhibitor feedback so that you can make an informed decision before booking a stand at our events. On this page, you can watch a promotional video and read a selection of our exhibitor testimonials from the latest exhibition. Venture Marketing Group has been successfully producing franchise exhibitions and speaker conferences for over 25 years.

Here's what exhibitors had to say about The National Franchise Exhibition, held at NEC, Birmingham, 4 & 5 October 2019... 

“For many years we have relied on The Franchise Exhibitions to meet our top prospects and this year’s National Franchise Exhibition did not disappoint. Venture has done a great job of attracting the right audience to the event and the team always look after us very well.”

Mark Heath, Area Manager, Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press

“As always, a well organised, well presented event which delivered promising leads for our business.”

Martyn Ward, CEO, Café2U


“This National Franchise Exhibition has been a brilliant way to promote the brand and make valuable connections with prospective franchisees.”

Andy Bray, Director, Move Reports

Move Reports

“This is our first time here and it has been much busier than we anticipated! We’ve been really impressed with the visitors to our stand – they’ve all had good knowledge of the franchise framework, and the many leads we’ve acquired are all good quality.”

Mark Brown, Director, Woofs n Scruffs

Woofs and Scruffs    

“We’ve found the visitors to have been really well-prepared and ready for a serious discussion about taking on a franchise with us. We’ve also had visitors committing to attending our upcoming open day, which is another positive result! Nothing beats The Franchise Exhibitions for the number of quality conversations you can have with prospective franchisees”

Nicky Attwood, Co-founder and Director, Boogie Beat music and movement

Boogie Beat

“This is our first time here and on day one we’ve had quality conversations that we believe will develop into strong leads.”

Greg Shearman, Owner, Chock Shop

Chock Shop

“We’re really pleased with how it has gone. Everyone we’ve spoken to is familiar with franchising and has done their research, even having good knowledge of us and our products. We’re very happy with the quality of leads we’ve got so far – we’ve got some serious prospects!”

Lisa Stead, Franchise Manager, Shuttercraft


“The visitors to our stand have been very well prepared. The conversations that happen here are crucial to the visitor knowing if they’ve found the right business for them, and equally for us to vet prospective franchisees.”

Steve Calvert, Franchise Recruitment Director, NIC Services

NIC Services

“We were busy at the stand from very early on and we’ve had some strong conversations with an interesting and diverse range of interested parties.”

Jeremy Francis, Franchise Recruitment Manager UK/ROI, Mac Tools

Mac Tools

“We’ve been impressed by the quality of visitors to our stand and the level of their knowledge.”

Tony Brogden, Managing Director, Puccinos


“The National Franchise Exhibition has been an ideal opportunity to really get across what a franchise with Wiltshire Farm Foods is like. Our stand reflects the full customer and franchisee journey, and the conversations we’ve been able to have with the event visitors are crucial in establishing if we could work together. We’ve been delighted with the volume and quality of interest we’ve had.”

Andy Turner, Head of Franchise Recruitment and Mobilisation, Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods

“The people we’ve spoken to today have displayed a serious interest in franchising and we’ve been pleased with the volume and quantity of the conversations we’ve had, especially after presenting a seminar, which brought people to the stand who are interested in our discovery day.”

Mark Meyer, Founder, Meyers Estate Agents


“This National Franchise Exhibition couldn’t have gone better for us. We collected double the number of leads on day one that we had hoped to collect over the course of the whole event! Looking forward to taking the next steps with a number of the prospects we met here.”

Gareth Sanders, Owner, Sparkle Cleaning

Sparkle Cleaning

“What a great event – both the quality and quantity of leads has been there. Plus, more than half of the people we have spoken to are either familiar with the brand or have come specifically to meet us as a result of the pre-show marketing. We’ll be back with a bigger stand next year!”

Max Burton, Managing Director, Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne's

“The National Franchise Exhibition has been extremely useful to our business. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of our brand and to meet likeminded people who will become the next InXpress franchisees!"

Joshua Hegarty, Franchisee, InXpress


“The calibre of visitors at this event has been better than ever – prospective franchisees have been really well-informed and are asking all the right questions about the Kare Plus franchise model. Taking part in these events is a great way to meet people who share our brand values and are looking to invest in a franchise where they can make a difference and make a healthy profit at the same time.”

Isabelle Baker, Franchise Sales Manager, Kare Plus


"As a newcomer to the exhibition we have been really impressed with the calibre of the visitors. The event has yielded some important connections which could prove key in helping us bring Mary Brown's to the UK - we look forward to following up with the people we've met."

Safiah Arooz, VP Development, Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters

Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters

“A must do for all franchisors!”

Stephen Trezona, Franchisee, Clear Brew

Clear Brew

“We were delighted with the response to the launch of the spa810 franchise at The National Franchise concept and strongly believe we will be awarding our first franchises to people we have met at this event!”

Tania Berry, Director, Spa810


“A great event and an even better team – thanks so much for all your support in the run up to the event.”

Sakima Hayles & Demeitri Makienko, Komnata Quest

Komnata Quest