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Visit the North's largest franchise exhibition

Discover how you can run your own business with the support of an established brand

The British Franchise Exhibition, EventCity Manchester 17 - 18 Jun 2016

The Manchester exhibition has now passed. Please click here for our next event.

 
 
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Explore a Huge Range of Brands

Choose from a huge varierty of brands to suit you and your budget, from franchises across a variety of sectors including: accountancy, education, fitness, food & drink, property, children's activities and many more! All brands have been accredited by the British Franchise Association (bfa).

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Watch our TV advert

The British Franchise Exhibition will be advertised on Channel 4 and ITV Grenada! Watch the 30 second video here.

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Over 40 Free Seminars

Learn all you need to know about franchising from the experts at over 40 free seminars. Topics include an introduction to franchising, how to avoid any pitfalls and how to raise finance for your franchise. Hear from financial and legal experts as well as representatives from the British Franchise Association (bfa).

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bfa Franchising Seminars

Exclusive to The Franchise Exhibtions, these panel sessions are run by the British Franchise Association (bfa), the industry's only governing body. Hear from lawyers, financial experts, franchisors and the bfa themselves about entering the world of franchising.

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Finance Clinic

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

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McDonald's Insight Sessions

Attend the popular McDonald's Insight Sessions to meet with staff and find out what it's like to become a franchisee for one of the world's biggest brands.

Event Sponsor

The British Franchise Exhibition is sponsored by the #1 global franchise, ranked by Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Anytime Fitness. 

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Keynote Speakers

Inspiring entrepreneurs will share the secrets of their successful businesses at the Grow Your Own Business seminars.

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Grow Your Own Business Workshops

Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business at the Grow Your Own Business workshops, with advice on social media, crowdfunding, SEO trends, publicity generation and boosting sales.

Careers Clinic

Experts from Personal Career Management can help you to plan your future. Ask them about your transferable skills, what it takes to make it in franchising, and much more.

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Children's Activity Centre

Bring your children to the Children's Activity Centre, run by Creation Station, and have fun stress-free day whilst your partner explores the franchise opportunities on offer.

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DIrections and opening times


The Northern Franchise Exhibition Manchester: Sponsored by HSBC

Opening times:

Friday 13 October | 9:30 – 17:30


Directions:

Hall 3A
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT

The NEC is easy to get to via road, rail or air. Birmingham International station is connected to the hall by a covered walkway. For Directions, visit www.thenec.co.uk/travel 

Conference Package 

The delegate package includes:

– Full day conference programme
– Delegate pack
– Access to The National Franchise Exhibition (co-located with the conference)
– Lunch
– Refreshments through the day
– Networking drinks reception

Cost: £115 + VAT
Early bird rate: £35 + VAT

How to book 

Call the conference booking line on: +44 (0)20 8394 5264
Email: Melinda.Lyons@vmgl.com

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Meet a variety of leading franchise brands, take advantage of free seminars and get expert advice at our spring Franchise Exhibition, held in partnership with the British Franchise Association.
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The Northern Franchise Exhibition 2020   

The Northern Franchise Exhibition will showcase opportunities across a variety of sectors and investment levels, allowing you to find the perfect franchise to match your lifestyle and career goals.

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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.

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The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2020   

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This exhibition has now passed. Please click here for our next event.

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Growing Your Own Business Conference

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference and seminars are incorporated within The British Franchise Exhibition on 17 & 18 June at EventCity Manchester. Designed to equip potential business owners with the tools they need to maintain a successful business, experts and entrepreneurs will be offering free strategic advice throughout the two-day event. 

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Seminars

Networking

When 'going it alone' and setting up a business, it is important to meet other like-minded aspiring business owners and successful entrepreneurs to build your network as well as your knowledge. By taking part in the Growing Your Own Business conference, not only will you make crucial connections with representatives from companies that specialise in promoting business growth, you will also have the opportunity to share your ideas and concerns with other visitors with varying levels of experience in building successful startups.

 

Growing Your Own Business Hub

Growing Your Own Business Hub

The Growing Your Own Business Hub will offer expert business advice, crucial to starting up and growing a business.

Experts will be on hand to answer your queries. Find out about how to access finance, marketing strategy, digital growth and innovation.

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Keynote Speakers

Inspiring entrepreneurs will share the secrets of their successful businesses. 

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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 crowdfunding, SEO trends, publicity generation and boosting sales. 

 

 

 

 

Want to speak at the Growing Your Own Business Conference?

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

Email: katie.hale@vmgl.com to find out more.

 

 

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the franchise exhibitions

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