From low-cost to high-investment, vehicle-based to management franchises, explore a wide range of opportunities to suit every budget and lifestyle. Our exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association (
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, you can master how to make your new venture a success.
Timetable coming soon.
To help you make the most of the exhibition, our dedicated matched meetings co-ordinator will be happy to help you book private meetings with franchisors on site.
Call +44 (0)20 8394 5207 for more information.
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 a Franchisee Recruitment Insight Session 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 Insight Sessions at:
The Northern Franchise Exhibition | 21 & 22 June | EventCity, Manchester
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 directly.
The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) conference & showcase is incorporated within The Northern Franchise Exhibition on 21 & 22 June at EventCity, Manchester.
The event is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to build and sustain a successful business.
Find out how to develop and sustain a successful business at the Growing Your Own Business workshops, with advice on finance, digital marketing, publicity generation and social media.
Timetable coming soon.
Receive free impartial advice from a range of business experts across both days of the exhibitions. Find out the business skills and training you need to make your new venture a success.
More information coming soon.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Growing Your Own Business showcase, please get in touch. We are looking for speakers and companies with a wealth of expertise in business growth strategies, startups or entrepreneurship.
Email Anna.Booth@vmgl.com to find out more!
Friday 21 June | 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 22 June | 10:00 - 16:00
Phoenix Way Off, Barton Dock Rd
Manchester M41 7TB
EventCity is conveniently located close to the M6, M62 and M56; and just 2 minutes from the M60.
Please use the postcode M17 8AS in your sat nav.
X50 - Manchester City Centre’s Express Service intu Trafford Centre’s high frequency express bus link leaving Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station Stand K every 15 minutes from early until late 7 days a week 363 days a year (via MediaCityUK Manchester and MUFC)
250 - Stagecoach Manchester Bus Service The Trafford Centre“s high frequency bus link direct from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station Stand K every 15 minutes from early until late 364 days a year (via MUFC and Manchester University).
Trafford Bus Station
This is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from EventCity (see map) and serviced by bus routes from all over Greater Manchester. There are frequent buses providing a connection every 5 minutes (services 18, 247, 250 and X50) from the bus station to EventCity.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport - By car: Join the A5300 at the airport, then take the M62 (eastbound) to the M60. Follow the M60 (westbound) exiting at junctions 9 or 10.
Manchester Airport - By car: Join the M56, then M60 (westbound) exiting at Junctions 9 or 10. By bus: Service 18 runs frequently direct to The Trafford Centre Bus Station.
Manchester Piccadilly - Bus service X50 or 250 from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station descending at the EventCity bus stop.
Manchester Victoria - Bus service 100 (every 12 minutes) or Service 110 (every 20 minutes) descending at The Trafford Centre bus station.
To reserve accommodation please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829 939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.
If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £10 on the door. FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition.