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The National Franchise Exhibition

4 & 5 October 2024 | The NEC, Birmingham

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The only franchise exhibitions supported by the British Franchise Association

The National Franchise Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 4 & 5 October – exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (BFA).

The UK’s flagship franchise event will showcase industry-leading brands over 2 action-packed days with 50+ free talks offering something for everyone. Learn all about the franchise model and discover how you can run your own business with the support of an established brand.

Reasons to attend!

100+ leading franchise brands

Get one-to-one expert advice

50+ free presentations & workshops

Exclusively supported by the BFA

Choose from 50+ free presentations & workshops

Whether you are looking to invest in a franchise, or you are considering franchising your business, don’t miss the 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.

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What else can you expect

BFA Franchising Seminars

Get essential advice from a panel of industry experts and representatives from the British Franchise Association to help you kick-start your franchise journey.
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McDonald’s Insight Sessions

McDonald’s will be holding Insight Sessions for prospective franchisees. Hear from the McDonald’s team and gain unique insight into being part of one of the world’s biggest brands.
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Keynote Speakers

Be inspired by a stellar lineup of keynote speakers. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
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Professional Advisors

Take advantage of the opportunity to get free, one-to-one advice from industry experts including finance providers, lawyers, consultants and more!
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International Pavilion

Visit the International Pavilion to explore franchise opportunities with leading overseas brands ready to launch in the UK.
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Multi-unit Franchise Conference

Are you an existing franchisee with aspirations for growth? Gain essential insights and network with like-minded entrepreneurs at this unmissable event.
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Real Franchise Stories

Put your questions to a panel of franchisees from a selection of exhibiting brands. Find out why they chose to invest and what they have learnt along the way.
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Growing Your Own Business

Whether you are an existing business owner or investing in a franchise, be inspired by expert speakers and meet industry-leading suppliers to supercharge your growth.
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Children’s Activity Centre

Franchising can be a family-friendly route into business ownership. Bring the kids with you and enjoy free sporty activities while your partner explores the event.
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Low-cost Franchise Showcase

Investing in a franchise may cost less than you think… discover an array of unique franchise opportunities with startup costs of £10,000 or less.
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Vehicle-based Franchise Showcase

Looking for a new venture that breaks you free from the constraints of an office? A vehicle-based franchise could be the perfect opportunity for you.
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Franchising your business

Chat with specialist advisors, enjoy a free appointment with a franchise consultant and attend dedicated talks to help you understand the model.

Accountancy Clinic – Sponsored by Xero

Transform the way you manage numbers! Visit the Accountancy Clinic – sponsored by Xero – to get free, expert advice and guidance to fuel your business growth.

BFA Lifestyle Zone

This new feature will showcase children’s & lifestyle franchise brands – all members of the BFA – with investment levels of £12,000 or under.

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The National Franchise Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 4 & 5 October 2024. Meet the teams behind industry-leading franchise brands and benefit from a packed schedule of 50+ free talks – offering something for everyone!

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The exhibition allows you to meet with the exhibitors face-to-face, and presents an opportunity for a relationship to blossom on-site. I really saw the value of attending and I highly recommend anyone to go along.

Kate Walker Franchisee
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I went to the exhibition with the intention of researching how franchising could work for me and to get a feel for the franchise businesses out there. I envisioned investing in two to three years’ time. The event proved instrumental in bringing my plans forward!

Kevin Donkor Franchisee
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Book yourself a ticket to The National Franchise Exhibition. You need to meet with a variety of brands to get a full understanding of what they offer and which would best suit your way of working, skillset and interests.

Chris Cox Director