Access free business skills training and advice from startup experts
The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference & showcase is incorporated within The National Franchise Exhibition on 15 & 16 February at the NEC, Birmingham.
The event is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.
When setting up a business, it is important to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and successful business owners to build your network.
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
Receive free impartial advice from a range of business experts across both days of the exhibitions. Find out the business skills and training you need to make your new venture a success.
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 Anna.Booth@vmgl.com to find out more!
The National Franchise Exhibition Opening times:
Friday 15 February | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 16 February | 10:00 - 16:00
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Click here for NEC directions, parking information and a map of the venue. Call NEC, Birmingham T: +44 (0)121 780 4141.
Thinking of travelling up from London? Visitors can get 25% off their rail fare with Virgin Trains from London Euston direct to the NEC (Birmingham International) in just over an hour! Click here.Ticket prices:
Tickets will be free of charge if you book them in advance by clicking here.
If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £10 on the door, unless a discount offer code is presented at the exhibition entrance.
FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition.
Click here to book free tickets>Accommodation:
Book tickets online here or call our hotline:
+44(0)20 8394 5294
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Tickets are free when booked in advance, saving up to £15 on the door!