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The only London franchise exhibition supported by the British Franchise Association

The British & International Franchise Exhibition, Olympia, London 9 - 10 Mar 2018


London's premier International Franchise Exhibition

The essential event for ambitious professionals looking for multi-national business opportunities. An exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association (bfa) ensures that all exhibiting brands have been through an accreditation process and demonstrated that they operate a viable business format franchise. We are the only franchise exhibitions to offer this assurance. 

Browse the exhibitor list here. 

Extensive seminar programme

Discover the latest trends within the franchise sector during 60+ seminars, panels and workshops. Hear from franchisees, the brands themselves and industry experts in these free sessions designed to equip you with all the knowledge necessary to build a successful business. 

View the timetable here.  


bfa Franchising Seminars

Get essential advice from a panel of industry experts during these seminars exclusive to The Franchise Exhibitions.

McDonald's Insight Sessions

Register your interest for a comprehensive presentation on the McDonald's franchisee recruitment process. 

Real Franchise Stories

This is your time to quiz a panel of existing franchisees on the realities of running a franchise business.


Careers Clinic

Want to talk through your options with an expert? Free consultations are available with Personal Career Management.


Finance Clinic

Book a free one-to-one consultation with Franchise Finance to discuss raising finance or drafting your business plan.


Children's Activity Centre

Low-cost children's activity franchise, The Creation Station, will be running free activities to keep the kids entertained. 


Professional advisers

Seek one-to-one expert advice from a range of industry experts on all aspects of franchising, from choosing the right brand to navigating the legalities. 


Low-cost Showcase

Franchising is an accessible route into business ownership regardless of your budget. Meet brands with start-up costs of £10,000 or less. 

International conference

Vehicle-based Showcase

Owning a vehicle-based franchise is the perfect way to gain the flexibility of running your own business and escape the confines of office life. 

High-investment franchising

Considering investing a substantial amount? Take advantage of high-investment seminars, a VIP lounge and a bespoke meetings service.

Matched Meetings Service

Email us to request private meetings with franchise brands. A dedicated meetings co-ordinator will facilitate this onsite.

Banking Zone

New for 2018, the Banking Zone will offer visitors the chance to network with members of HSBC’s dedicated franchise team.

Find out more here. 

Multi-unit Franchise Conference

Are you an existing franchisee, or an entrepreneur looking to invest in multiple units? The UK's leading Multi-unit Franchise Conference is a must-attend for those with aspirations for growth.

Find out more here. 

Growing Your Own Business Conference

What will 2018 mean for business? Keep ahead of the crowd by taking advantage of free business workshops and support.

Motivational keynote speakers

Listen to key business leaders and entrepreneurs alike as they discuss their journey to success. Keynote speakers will be revealed soon. 

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McDonald's INSIGHT Sessions at The Franchise Exhibitions


McDonald's Insight Sessions at The Franchise Exhibitions. 

Meet the McDonald's team and find out what it is like to be a franchisee for a world-class brand. 

At McDonald’s, we believe choosing the right franchisees to be part of the McDonald’s system is a key factor in our success as a brand. Our franchisees come from all walks of life, but the main thing they all share is a drive for putting the customer at the heart of all they do and a passion for success. We’ve been franchising in the UK for 30 years and with 1,260 UK restaurants, millions of customers are served, jobs are created and opportunities provided to local people and businesses. A lot of that is down to the hard work of our franchisees: the people who believe in our brand enough to take on their own slice of it.
We’re always looking for hands-on, ambitious people who are ready to make a long-term commitment to our business.
For us, it’s about placing responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our restaurants in capable hands, working collaboratively to grow together. For you, it’s a unique opportunity to take charge of a business that has behind it a brand trusted by customers, proven, sophisticated systems, and an excellent framework of support. It’s an opportunity to realise your goals, work with your team to be part of your local community at the same time as fulfilling your ambitions.
McDonald's will be holding a Franchisee Recruitment Insight Session exclusively at The Franchise Exhibitions. Meet with McDonald's staff and gain a unique insight into being part of one of the world's biggest brands. Learn more about their first-class franchisee training programme - and find out if becoming a McDonald's franchisee is right for you. 

Keep an eye out for more information and to see when the next McDonald's Insight Session will be happening. 

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Opening times

Friday 9 March | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10 March | 10:00 - 16:00


Olympia National,
Hammersmith Road
London W14 8UX

The best routes via public transport are:
10 minute walk from West Kensington and Barons Court stations
9, 10, 27, 28, 49 and 391 bus routes

On Friday: Overground to Kensington Olympia from Clapham Junction
On Saturday: District line from Earl's Court to Kensington Olympia station

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 £15 on the door. FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition. 

Click here to book free tickets >  

Congestion Charge:

If you are driving to the event, please find out more information about the London congestion charge at To pre-book a parking space, click here. For full directions to the venue visit the Olympia website at

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Book tickets to the BFA-accredited franchise exhibitions

Book tickets online here or call our hotline:

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

Tickets are valid for the entire event and are free online.

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