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Essential event for budding entrepreneurs

Access free business skills training and advice from startup experts

Growing Your Own Business Conference, EventCity Manchester 16 - 17 Jun 2017

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Growing Your Own Business Conference

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference & showcase is incorporated within The British Franchise Exhibition on 16 & 17 June at EventCity, Manchester.

The event is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.

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Seminars

Networking

When 'going at it alone' and setting up a business, it is important to meet like-minded aspiring entrepreneurs and successful business owners to build your network and gain essential advice.

Meet with representatives from organisations that specialise in boosting business growth, as well as fellow visitors with varying levels of experience, to gain useful insights and first-hand guidance.

Growing Your Own Business Hub

Growing Your Own Business Hub

Get free impartial advice from a range of business experts across both days of the exhibitions. 

More information coming soon! 

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Keynote Speakers

Inspiring business leaders will speak about the highs and lows of starting your own business and share the secrets behind their success. 

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Growing Your Own Business Workshops

Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business at the Growing Your Own Business workshops, with advice on finance, digital marketing, publicity generation and social media.

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Want to get invovled? 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Growing Your Own Business showcase, please get in touch. We are looking for speakers and companies with a wealth of expertise in business growth strategies, startups or entrepreneurship.

Email: Sarah.Gash@vmgl.com to find out more.

 

 

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Please call +44(0)20 8394 5294 to speak to the team. 

Tickets are valid for both days and are free online, saving £10 on the door!

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Keynote speakers

 

Abel Campos, Head of Franchising, McDonald’s UK 

Friday 16 June 

13:45 - 14:15 | McDonald’s, a progressive burger company…


Abel was appointed Head of Franchising & Field Services for McDonald’s UK in 2016, following a successful 20-year career with the brand spanning Operations and Franchising. 

He joined the business in 1995, progressing from a local restaurant team to overseeing a number of restaurants as a Consultant in the region.

Abel worked in a number of National and Regional roles throughout his time with McDonald’s, and before his current appointment held the position of Director of Franchising in the Southern Region, responsible for ensuring high standards of support and operational excellence across his group.

Abel now heads up the UK franchising strategy, Field Services and oversees the recruitment of new franchisees.

Keynotes Over The Past Year

We've had some incredible speakers at Growing Your Own Business recently...

Speakers have included: Carol Smillie (Model/ star of BBC Changing Rooms), Mark Wright (Winner of The Apprentice 2014), John Aizlewood (CDO Pizza Hut UK & Ireland),  Anil Patel (Starbuck's first franchisee - 23.5 Degrees), Nick Telson (Entrepreneur, DesignMy Night) and Joseph Valente (Winner of The Apprentice 2015), Jason Clark (COO, McDonald's) Steven Bartlett (Founder, Social Chain) and many more!

Watch this space for event updates!

Past keynote speakers