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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 1 - 2 Oct 2021

We are delighted to be back at the NEC, Birmingham, on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October to showcase leading franchise brands alongside unparalleled educational content to help you unlock the potential of franchising. 

The NEC has implemented a range of measures across the venue with your well-being and visitor experience in mind.

You will need to prove your COVID-19 status. Please read the venue guide for more information about what to expect and how to prepare for your visit. 

Franchise brands

Quality, industry-leading franchise brands

Discover a wide variety of franchise opportunities and get to know the people behind the brands. With exhibitors representing sectors ranging from food & beverage to care, education to fitness, and investment levels starting from less than £10,000, there is a franchise to suit all budgets and ambitions.

View exhibitor list >> 

Presentations

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.  

View timetable >> 

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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Professional Advisors

Professional Advisors 

Wherever you are on your franchise journey, take advantage of the opportunity to get one-to-one advice from industry experts including the British Franchise Association, finance providers, lawyers, consultants and more! 

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Real Franchise Stories

Real Franchise Stories 

During these panel sessions, put your quesions to franchisees from a selection of exhibiting brands. Find out why they chose to invest, what they have learnt along the way and their top tips for prospective investors.

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Finance Clinic

Finance Clinic 

Enjoy a complimentary one-to-one consultation with Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance to learn more about your finance options or discuss your business plan. 

Book your free appointment >> 

Careers Clinic

Careers Clinic

Get free, one-to-one advice from the experts at Personal Career Management to help you plan your future in franchising. Define your goals and identify franchise brands that will suit your skills.

Book your free appointment >> 

Low cost franchise opportunities

Low-cost Franchise Showcase

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 £10,000 or less. 

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Vehicle-based franchise showcase

Vehicle-based Franchise Showcase

If you are looking for a new venture that gives you the option to break free from the constraints of an office, a vehicle-based franchise could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Find out more >> 

Franchisee Roundtable

Event Preview 

With 100+ exhibiting brands, 60+ free talks and a range of unmissable features, there's lots to see and do! Browse the Event Preview to make the most of your day. 

Start browsing >> 

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 entrepreneurs at this unmissable conference.

View the conference programme >>

 
Growing Your Own Business

Growing Your Own Business 

Whether you are planning on investing in a franchise or going it alone, running your own business requires a broad range of skills. Benefit from free skills workshops and meet industry-leading suppliers.

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Franchising Your Business

Franchising Your Business

Considering franchising your business? Chat to industry experts, enjoy a free appointment with a franchise consultant and attend a dedicated series of talks to help you understand the model. 

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Children's Activity Centre

Children's Activity Centre 

Franchising can be a family-friendly route into business ownerships. Bring the kids with you and enjoy free activites thanks to The Creation Station while your partner explored the event. 

Find out more >> 

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Planning your visit to the National Franchise eXHIBITION

Opening times

Friday 1 October | 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 2 October | 10:00 - 16:00

 Location

Hall 6
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT

Reconnect with confidence 

As the UK's largest venue, the NEC has the space, facilities and expertise you need to enjoy The National Franchise Exhibition in a safe, secure and controlled environment. 

The NEC has implemented a range of measures across the venue with your well-being and visitor experience in mind. 

** YOU WILL NEED TO PROVE YOUR COVID-19 STATUS TO ENTER THE VENUE **

View the venue guide
 to find out what to expect and how to prepare for your visit! 

Venue Protect

Planning your visit to the NEC

Travelling to the NEC

By Car

Located in the middle of the UK's motorway network and with over 16,000 parking spaces, the NEC is easily accessible by car. It is clearly signposted from all major routes, including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC, follow signs for The National Franchise Exhibition, park up and hop on the free shuttlebus or walk along the footpaths. 

Save time and money by pre-paying for your parking online - discounts available up until 11.59pm the day before your visit! Book your parking place >>

By Train

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.

By Bus & Coach

National Express and Megabus coach services run daily from across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From the airport, you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link which takes just 90 seconds. 

Numerous local bus routes serve the NEC from within the West Midlands area. Visit the Transport for West Midlands website for full details. 

By Air

From the airport, you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link which takes just 90 seconds. 

Accommodation:

The NEC has seven on-site hotels which are all within walking distance of the venue. There are also a number of hotels in the local area and in the city centre so you'll be spoilt for choice when looking for a great night's sleep. 

Ticket prices:

Tickets are FREE! They must be pre-booked online >> 

Free tickets will be available online throughout the event. You will not be able to register on the door. 


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