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Visit the UK's number one franchise exhibition

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

The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2016

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Quality Accredited Franchise Brands

Our exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association (bfa) ensures that all exhibiting brands go through an accreditation process, demonstrating that they operate viable and ethical business models.

We are the only franchise exhibitions that offer this assurance.....


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Want to know what our exhibitions are like? Why not watch some exhibition videos and testimonials on our YouTube channel?

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Over 60 Free Seminars

We have over 25 years' experience sourcing engaging and relevant presentations for the franchise sector.

Enjoy two free conference programmes designed to keep you informed on key industry trends. 

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Real Franchise Stories Panel

Quiz a panel of existing franchisees on why they chose to invest in a franchise and what it is really like running a franchise business.  

Professional Advisors

Free expert advice and consultancy is available from professionals with extensive experience in the industry.

Matched Meetings Service

Speak to our dedicated meetings co-ordinator to request private meetings with your preferred franchise brands.

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Careers Clinic

Identify your tranferable skills and discuss your franchise career prospects.

Free consultations are available with Personal Career Management.

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Finance Clinic

Need help raising finance or drafting a business plan?

Book a free one-to-one consultation with experts from Franchise Finance.

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McDonald's Insight Sessions

If you are considering a McDonald's franchise, these detailed presentations are not to be missed!

Meet with McDonald's recruiters, find out what their selection criteria are and get your questions answered.

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Event Sponsor

The British Franchise Exhibition is sponsored by the #1 Global Franchise and #1 Fitness Franchise, ranked by Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Anytime Fitness. 

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Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers will share the secrets of developing and sustaining a successful business.

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Grow Your Own Business Conference

Attend interactive training workshops covering key business disciplines such as social media, crowdfunding, SEO trends, publicity generation and boosting sales. You can also visit advisors in the Growing Your Own Business Hub for support with your startup aspirations.

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bfa franchising seminars

*Exclusive to The Franchise Exhibitions!

These highly popular panel sessions, run by the franchise sector's only governing body, offer a comprehensive overview of industry trends.

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Something for Everyone

Featuring brands to suit every interest and budget.

Opportunities include: vehicle-based brands, low-cost franchises, food & drink, health & fitness, property, domicilary care, high-level investment, cost management, leisure and many more!

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Children's Activity Centre

Low cost children's activity franchise, The Creation Station, will be running the Children's Activity Centre. 

One of you can get 'arts and crafty' with the kids, while the other researches franchise opportunities.

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High-Level Investment Franchising

If you are considering investing a substantial level of capital in a franchise opportunity, we can match you to brands which will maximise your return. You can also attend focused panel sessions and seminars.

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Low Cost Showcase

We cater to all budget levels. If you dream of owning a business, but you wish to start with a smaller investment, we can help you to identify suitable brands.

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Vehicle-based Showcase

Not everyone enjoys office-based work. Visit our vehicle-based showcase and discover how franchising can offer you the freedom to travel to new places every day.

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Opening times:

Friday 13 October | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14 October | 10:00 - 16:00


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

Click here for NEC directions, parking information and map. 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 show. 

Click here to book free tickets.


To reserve accommodation please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829939 or visit

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The British & International Franchise Exhibition 2025

The British & International Franchise Exhibition
31 January & 1 February 2025 | Olympia London

Explore the lucrative world of franchising at the only Franchise Exhibition in London supported by the British Franchise Association.

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