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!
A two-day seminar programme covering the fundamentals of franchising. 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. Hear from financial and legal experts, as well as representatives from the British Franchise Association (bfa).
Attend a comprehensive presentation on the McDonald's
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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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
B2B Franchises, Business Consulting, Home Based Franchises
£20,001 - £50,000
Auditel is the first ‘Carbon Solutions’ Franchise building on its 30-year heritage in cost management and procurement, with a specialisation in energy...Read more
Franchise Services, Growing Your Own Business, Professional Advisors
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
For the aspiring entrepreneur, BusinessesForSale.com provides a route into ownership – giving you access to thousands of exciting opportunities. These...Read more
Children Franchises, Creative Franchises, Education 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
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
Home Based Franchises, Low Cost Franchises, Management Franchises
£0 - £10,000
EweMove: A Very Different Property Franchise Opportunity With No Experience Needed And High Profit PotentialRead more
FranchiseInfo – the official website for the bfa-supported Franchise Exhibitions. With over 900 franchise opportunities in the UK it can be difficult...Read more
B2B Franchises, Building and Maintenance, Management Franchises
£50,001 - £100,000
Jackson Fire and Security is the first independent company in the UK to offer a franchised business opportunity in the fire and security...Read more
Children Franchises, Education Franchises, Featured Franchises
£20,001 - £50,000, £50,001 - £100,000
A leading global brand with more than 1,000 centres worldwide, enjoy a powerful, lucrative and rewarding business model. UK centres are trading up to...Read more
Food & Drink Franchises, Management Franchises, Premier Franchises
£100,001 - £250,000, £250,001 - £500,000
Be part of a forward-thinking and modern brand Although it is an appealing investment, a McDonald’s franchise can’t be taken lightly. The brand is...Read more
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
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 shortly.
A successful businesswoman and self-professed workaholic, Michelle has worked in the finance and property industry for more than a decade.
Michelle was a candidate on BBC’s The Apprentice in 2016 and earlier this year became Vice-President of ARLA Propertymark.
Michelle manages a very successful property portfolio and in 2015 launched IMS Property Solutions and IMS Letting Solutions due to a high-demand for these services from existing clients.
You can catch Michelle's keynote presentation on Friday 13 October at 13:00 in Theatre 5.
Abel was appointed Head of Franchising & field services for McDonald’s UK in 2016, following a successful 20-year career with the brand spanning operations and franchising.
He joined the business in 1995, progressing from a local restaurant team to overseeing a number of restaurants as a consultant in the region.
Abel worked in a number of national and regional roles throughout his time with McDonald’s, and before his current appointment held the position of director of franchising in the southern region, responsible for ensuring high standards of support and operational excellence across his group.
Abel now heads up the UK franchising strategy, field services and oversees the recruitment of new franchisees.
Catch Abel's seminar at 12:00 on Saturday 14 October
With over 12 years experience, Gráinne McCoy is a highly versatile and multi-talented makeup artist.
Her career has taken her from roles with international brands such as Laura Mercier, to most recently collaborating with global makeup brand, Trish McEvoy, and working with A list celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival.
Her unshakeable drive and entrepreneurial spirit saw Gráinne take part in The Apprentice 2016, where she proved that makeup artists can be key business women as she took the semi-finalist place.
Listen to Gráinne's inspiring story in Theatre 5 on Saturday 14 October at 12:15.
We've had some incredible speakers at Growing Your Own Business recently...
Speakers have included: Abel Campos (Head of Franchising, McDonald's UK), Linzi Boyd ( Founder of The BoB Group), Carol Smillie (Model/ star of BBC Changing Rooms), Mark Wright (Winner of The Apprentice 2014), John Aizlewood (CDO Pizza Hut UK & Ireland), Anil Patel (Starbuck's first franchisee - 23.5 Degrees), Nick Telson (Entrepreneur, DesignMy Night) and Joseph Valente (Winner of The Apprentice 2015), Jason Clark (COO, McDonald's) Steven Bartlett (Founder, Social Chain) and many more!
Watch this space for event updates!
Friday 13 October | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 14 October | 10:00 - 16:00
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
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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.
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To reserve accommodation please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.
The British & International Franchise Exhibition
17 & 18 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.