incorporating the Growing Your Own Business Conference
Explore a wide range of opportunities to suit every budget and lifestyle. Our exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association (
Full exhibitor list coming soon
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.
Full timetable coming soon
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.
Full schedule coming soon
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.
Attend a comprehensive presentation on the McDonald's recruitment process and find out what it's like to become a
Discover why certain franchise opportunities require a substantial investment and find out more about maximising your returns during focused panel sessions and seminars.
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.
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.
Get one-to-one advice on your business plan at the Finance Clinic from the experts at Hitatchi Capital Franchise Finance. Book an appointment and get free advice on raising finance.
Want to talk through your career options with an expert? Free, one-to-one consultations are available with Personal Career Management.
Starting your own business with the support of an established
Owning a vehicle-based franchise is a great way to escape the constraints of office life. Take your work-life into your own hands.
Enjoy a fun-filled session of arts and crafts with your
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.
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.
Exhibitor list coming soon
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.
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.
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.
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 Sarah.McConnell@vmgl.com to find out more!
Friday 31 January 2020 | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 1 February 2020 | 10:00 - 16:00
Olympia Central, Level 1
London W14 8UX
The best routes via public transport are:
Overground to Kensington Olympia from Clapham Junction
9, 10, 27, 28, 49 and 391 bus routes
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.
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
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.