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Discover a huge range of home-grown and international franchise brands

Exclusively in association with the British Franchise Association

The British & International Franchise Exhibition, Olympia, London 1 - 2 Feb 2019

Franchise brands

Quality, accredited franchise brands

Our 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 genuine business format franchise. We are the only franchise exhibitions that can offer this assurance!

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Presentations

Choose from 60+ free presentations & workshops

Whether you are looking to invest in a franchise, or you are considering franchising a business, don't miss your opportunity to learn from the experts during a packed programme of presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions. 

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bfa Franchising Seminars

bfa Franchising Seminars

Get essential advice from a panel of industry experts including lawyers, financial experts, consultants and representatives from the bfa to help you kick-start your franchise journey.

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Professional Advisers

Professional Advisers

Free expert advice and consultancy is available from professionals with extensive experience in the industry, as well as those with backgrounds in law, finance and consultancy.

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McDonald's Insight Sessions

McDonald's Insight Sessions

Attend a comprehensive presentation on the McDonald's recruitment process and find out what it's like to become a franchisee with one of the world's biggest brands.

Register your interest for a McDonald's Insight Session.

High-level Investment Franchising

High-level Investment Franchising

Discover why certain franchise opportunities require a substantial investment and find out more about maximising your returns during focused panel sessions and seminars.

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Keynote Speakers

HSBC Business Class Lounge

HSBC's Business Class Lounge will help you to take advantage of everything the exhibition has to offer while also allowing you to keep in touch with your business.

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Matched Meetings Service

Matched Meetings Service

To help you make the most of the exhibition, our dedicated matched meetings co-ordinator will be happy to help you book private meetings with franchisors on site. 

Call +44 (0)20 8394 5207 for more information.

bfa Real Franchise Stories

bfa Real Franchise Stories

Put your questions to a selection of franchisees from exhibiting brands. Find out why they chose to invest in a franchise and what they have learnt along the way.

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Careers Clinic

Careers Clinic

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

Book your complimentary appointment.

Finance Clinic

Finance Clinic

Get one-to-one advice on your business plan at the Finance Clinic from the experts at Franchise Finance. Book an appointment and get free advice on raising finance.

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Keynote Speakers

Motivational Keynote Speakers

Inspiring entrepreneurs and founders of the latest business start-up successes will share the secrets of their growth at the Growing Your Own Business Conference.

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Growing Your Own Business

Not sure how key business trends will affect your business? Keep ahead of the crowd by taking advantage of free skills workshops, support and business start-up advice.

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Multi-unit Franchise Conference

Multi-unit Franchise Conference

Are you an existing franchisee with aspirations for growth? Gain essential insights from multi-unit operators and network with like-minded business owners at this unmissable conference on Friday 1 February. 

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Vehicle-based Showcase

Vehicle-based Showcase

Owning a vehicle-based franchise is a great way to escape the constraints of office life. Take your work-life into your own hands.

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Children's Activity Centre

Children's Activity Centre

Enjoy a fun-filled session of arts and crafts with your kids thanks to The Creation Station while your partner explores the huge range of franchise opportunities on offer.

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Low-cost Opportunities

Low-cost Opportunities

Starting your own business with the support of an established brand, may cost you less than you think. Discover franchise opportunities with startup costs of less than £10,000. 

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TV advert

Watch our TV Advert

Take 30 seconds to watch our TV advert to get an overview of what to expect at The British & International Franchise Exhibition.

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International Pavilion

HSBC International Pavilion

The HSBC International Pavilion will showcase established overseas brands looking to break into the UK market in partnership with a master franchisee or regional developer.

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Event preview

Read the Event Preview

Explore the Event Preview to plan your day in advance at The British & International Franchise Exhibition on 1 & 2 February at Olympia London. 

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McDonald's INSIGHT Sessions at The Franchise Exhibitions

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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. 

Reserve your seat at the McDonald's Insight Sessions at:

The British & International Franchise Exhibition | 1 & 2 February | Olympia London

The National Franchise Exhibition | 15 & 16 February | NEC, Birmingham

Thank you for submitting your request to attend a McDonald's Insight Session. The team at McDonald's will review your request and will be in contact with you directly. 

 

The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2019

Opening times

Friday 1 February 2019 | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 2 February 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

Venue

Olympia Central, Level 1 
Hammersmith Road
London W14 8UX

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

Ticket prices:

Tickets are free if booked online in advance 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. 

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Congestion Charge:

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

Book tickets to the bfa-accredited Franchise Exhibitions

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Alternatively, call the Franchise Hotline on +44(0)20 8394 5294 to speak to one of the team. Lines open 10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Tickets are free if booked in advance. Prices vary on the door and range from £10 – £15.