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

incorporating the Growing Your Own Business Conference

The British & International Franchise Exhibition, Olympia, London 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Franchise brands

Quality, accredited franchise brands

Explore a wide range of opportunities to suit every budget and lifestyle. 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.

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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. Tap into a wealth of knowledge from a varied mix of industry professionals 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 British Franchise Association to help you kick-start your franchise journey.

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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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McDonald's Open Days

McDonald's Open Days

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 fast-food brands.

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Food and Beverage

Food & Beverage Showcase

Meet a broad range of brands in this sector - from mobile coffee units to quick-service giants!

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Growing Your Own Business

Do you know how 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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Professional Advisers

Professional Advisers

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

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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 31 January

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Keynote Speakers

HSBC Knowledge Centre

The HSBC team are on hand to help you reach your ambitions and fuel your growth with a range of tools, tips, and articles designed to help all entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the HSBC Knowledge Centre

Finance Clinic

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

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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.

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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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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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Event Preview

Event Preview

Explore the Event Preview to plan your day in advance. Learn more about our 60 free seminars, expert advice clinics, business growth workshops and more!

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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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TV Advert

Watch our TV Advert

Take 30 seconds to find out more about what to expect at The British & International Franchise Exhibition. 

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Growing Your Own Business

Whether you're starting a business from scratch or investing in a franchise, The Growing Your Own Business area of The British & International Franchise Exhibition will provide you with the tools you need to help you make a success of your new venture.


Growing Your Own Business Conference

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference is incorporated within The British & International Franchise Exhibition and designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.

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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, where you can get advice on finance, digital marketing, publicity generation and social media. 

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

Professional Advice

Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business. Tap in to a wealth of knowledge from a variety of industry professionals who have a broad experience in areas such as law, finance and consultancy.

Want to get involved? 

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.

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The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2020

incorporating Growing Your Own Business

Opening times

Friday 31 January 2020 | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 1 February 2020 | 10:00 - 16:00


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 To pre-book a parking space, click here. For full directions to the venue visit the Olympia website at

Book tickets to the bfa-accredited Franchise Exhibitions

The Franchise Exhibitions

The British & International Franchise Exhibition

Kick-start your franchise journey at London's premier Franchise Exhibition where every brand is accredited as a genuine business format franchise by the British Franchise Association.Book free tickets

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.
Book free tickets

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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