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Discover a huge range of bfa-accredited franchise brands

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

The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham 16 - 17 Feb 2018

Brands

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 - allowing you to explore all the franchise opportunities on offer with confidence. 

Exhibitor list available shortly. 

Seminars

Over 40 free seminars

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).

Full timetable released soon. 

Professional Advisers

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.

Full list of professional advisers will be released shortly. 

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Finance Clinic

Have a one-to-one consultation in the Finance Clinic with experts from Franchise Finance. Get advice on your business plan, or find out more about your various funding options during your free appointment. 

Book a consultation.

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Careers Clinic

Talk through your options with an expert during a complimetary one-to-one appointment. Advisers from Personal Career Management will be able to help you identify your transferable skills and formulate a career plan. 

Book an appointment.

bfa Franchising Seminars

Exclusive to The Franchise Exhibitions, 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 Grow Your Own Business Conference.

Keynote speakers will be revealed soon!

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Real Franchise Stories

Attend a panel session where you can 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.

More details coming soon. 

High Investment Panel

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.

More details coming soon. 

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Low-cost Opportunities

Franchising may be more financially accessible than you think. Turn your passion into a profitable business with a low-cost franchise, with investments starting from under £10,000. 

More details coming soon. 

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 and drive your own success. 

More details coming soon. 

Matched meetings

Matched Meetings

Our dedicated matched meetings co-ordinator will be happy to help you book private meetings with franchisors on site. Contact Melinda.Lyons@vmgl.com for more details. 

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.

Full timetable coming soon. 

Childrens Activity Centre

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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Book tickets to the BFA-accredited franchise exhibitions

Book tickets online here or call our hotline:

Please call +44(0)20 8394 5294 to speak to the Franchise Team.

Tickets are valid for both days and are free online.

Save £10 on the door!

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DIrections and opening times


Opening times:

Friday 16 February | 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 17 February | 10:00 - 16:00

Hall 10
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 £10 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.