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Visit the UK's flagship franchise exhibition

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

The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham 5 - 6 Oct 2018

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 viable and ethical business model. We are the only franchise exhibitions that can offer this assurance!

See the exhibitor list.  

Seminars

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. 

Click here to view the timetable.

International conference

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.

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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.

Book your free consultation.

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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. 

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.

Click here to view the timetable.

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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.

Click here to view the timetable.

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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.

Click here to view the timetable.

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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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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. 

International conference

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.

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.

Click to view a full list of professional advisers here. 

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.

Click here to view the timetable. 

International 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.

Click here to view the full programme.

Brands

Matched Meetings Service

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.

HSBC Banking Zone

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.

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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DIrections and opening times


The National Franchise Exhibition Opening times:

Friday 5 October | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 6 October | 10:00 - 16:00

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

Click here for NEC directions, parking information and a map of the venue. Call NEC, Birmingham T: +44 (0)121 780 4141. 

Thinking of travelling up from London? Visitors can get 25% off their rail fare with Virgin Trains from London Euston direct to the NEC (Birmingham International) in just over an hour! Click here.

Ticket prices:

Tickets will be free of charge if you book them in advance by clicking here

If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £15 on the door, unless a discount offer code is presented at the exhibition entrance.

FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition. 

Click here to book free tickets>

Accommodation:

To reserve accommodation please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829 939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.

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 National Franchise Exhibition | 5 & 6 October | 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. 

Book tickets to the bfa-accredited Franchise Exhibitions

The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2019

Click here to book FREE tickets to The British & International Franchise Exhibition.

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 valid for the entire event and are free online, saving £15 on the door.