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Visit the North's largest franchise exhibition

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

The Northern Franchise Exhibition, EventCity Manchester 12 - 13 Jun 2020

Franchise brands

Diverse, quality and accredited franchise brands

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 (bfa) ensures that all exhibiting brands have been through an accreditation process and demonstrated that they operate a genuine business format franchise.

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Choose from 30+ free presentations & workshops

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. 

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bfa Franchising Seminars

bfa Franchising Seminars

Get essential advice from a panel of industry experts including financial experts, consultants and representatives from the bfa to help you kick-start your franchise journey.

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Professional Advisers

Professional Advisers

Free expert advice is available from professionals with extensive experience in the industry, as well as those with backgrounds in law, finance and consultancy.

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Finance Clinic

Finance Clinic

Drafting your business plan? Need advice on raising finance? Get free one-to-one advice at the Finance Clinic from the experts at Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance.

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Careers Clinic

Careers Clinic

At the Careers Clinic, you can formulate an action plan, and identify opportunities which match your skill set with experts from the Personal Career Management team.

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Legal Clinic

Meet experienced legal professionals from the franchise sector who will be on hand to give advice to those who are looking into investing in or developing a franchise.

Meet the experts

Low-cost Opportunities

Low-cost Opportunities

Starting your own business with the support of an established brand, may cost you less than you think! Discover franchise opportunities with startup costs of less than £10,000. 

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Vehicle-based Showcase

Vehicle-based Showcase

Are you looking for new venture that lets you break free from the constraints of an office? Discover a new life on the road with a vehicle-based opportunity.

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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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Directions & Opening times for the northern franchise exhibition

Opening times:

Friday 12 June | 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13 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

Ticket prices:

Tickets are free if booked online in advance here.

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. 

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Alternatively, call the Franchise Hotline on +44(0)20 8394 5294 to speak to one of the team.

Lines open 10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Tickets are free if booked in advance.

Prices vary on the door and range from £10 – £15.

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