Our exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association (
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our dedicated matched meetings co-ordinator will be happy to help you book private meetings with franchisors on site. Contact Aisling.Short@vmgl.com for more details.
Speak to HSBC's dedicated franchise team about their bespoke finance options and gain an insight into what they are looking for in a successful application.
Enjoy a fun-filled session of arts and crafts with your
B2B Franchises, Business Consulting, Education Franchises
£50,001 - £100,000
ActionCOACH is the only UK franchise to offer its clients a 6-month payback guarantee & its investors a guaranteed 5-figure monthly income by...Read more
Fitness Franchises, Health & Beauty, Premier Franchises
£250,001 - £500,000, £500,001 - £1,000,000
Are you ready to be part of the UK’s largest fitness franchise? Be part of a global brand and take advantage of the booming fitness...Read more
Ashtons is a talented team of knowledgeable franchise specialists, with decades of experience in assisting hundreds of businesses to expand and grow...Read more
The British Franchise Association (bfa) was established in 1977 and is the only voluntary self-accrediting body for the UK franchise sector. Its aim...Read more
Children Franchises, Creative Franchises, Home Based Franchises
£0 - £10,000
Love to run your own flexible, fun and financially rewarding arts and crafts creative business? Discover how you could be part of the award-winning...Read more
Home Improvement Franchises, Management Franchises, Retail Franchises
£50,001 - £100,000
Consumer demand for this concept will keep growing... so join the market leaders.Read more
B2B Franchises, Featured Franchises, Management Franchises
£50,001 - £100,000
A Driver Hire franchise provides you with a unique opportunity to run your own recruitment business within our established and highly successful...Read more
Venture Marketing Group’s (VMG) Franchise Exhibitions are the most established in the industry, and the only events supported by the British Franchise...Read more
Children Franchises, Creative Franchises, Education Franchises
£10,001 - £20,000
Fun Fest For Children offers a range of different childcare and children’s activity services across the UK; nurseries, holiday clubs, before &...Read more
Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance are an award-winning team of finance professional with over 40 years of industry experience. Our expertise is based...Read more
Care Franchises, Management Franchises, Women In Franchising
£50,001 - £100,000, £100,001 - £250,000
The No.1 franchise, Home Instead specialises in homecare and companionship for older people helping them to continue living in the comfort and...Read more
HSBC is committed to franchising. It has had a dedicated franchise team for more 30 years, resulting in extensive knowledge of the franchise...Read more
Friday 4 October | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 5 October | 10:00 - 16:00
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC, don’t follow the satnav anymore, look out for the show name you're visiting on the signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or walk along the signposted footpaths.
Also, save money and pay for parking in advance. With pre-pay online parking, not only will you save money, spend less time queuing and have more time at the show, but you’ll also benefit from exclusive food and drink offers at the venue during your visit.
Read more here.
Getting to the NEC by train is easy as it's is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station.
Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.
Or take advantage of exclusive discounts with NEC PLUS. Get 20% off Virgin Train advance fares on your visit to the NEC. Virgin West Coast Mainline trains run regularly to the on-site rail station Birmingham International, so you can arrive fresh, relaxed and show ready. Read more here.
Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport.
From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link here to plan your journey: NetworkWestMidlands.com
Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.
The best and safest way to get to us by your own steam is to use the shared cycle footpath route to Birmingham International Railway Station and then the NEC is a short walk from there, it should take you about 10 minutes.
To reserve accommodation, please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829 939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.
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.
Meet the McDonald's team and find out what it is like to be a
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 Franchisee Recruitment Open Days 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
Reserve your seat at the McDonald's Open Days at:
The British and International Franchise Exhibition | 31 January & 1 February | Olympia, London
The National Franchise Exhibition | 13 & 14 March | NEC, Brimingham
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The British & International Franchise Exhibition
10 & 11 June 2022 | Olympia London
Explore the lucrative world of franchsing at the only Franchise Exhibition in London supported by the British Franchise Association.
The National Franchise Exhibition
7 & 8 October 2022 | NEC, Birmingham
Unlock the potential of franchising at the UK's flagship Franchise Exhibition, fully supported by the British Franchise Association.