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Multi-unit franchise conference

Are you an existing franchisee, or an entrepreneur looking to invest in multiple units? The UK's first Multi-unit Franchise Conference on 13 October at the NEC, Birmingham, is a must-attend for those with aspirations for growth.

The conference will feature entrepreneurial multi-unit franchisees that have already successfully taken the leap and will guide you through the dos and don'ts of expansion. Industry experts will offer invaluable insight and guidance to help you maximise your ROI and avoid common pitfalls.

All delegates must book in advance. Secure your place by 5 October to take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

Click here for more details about the delegate package or read on for the full conference programme. 

Friday 13 October

9:30 Delegate registration

9:50 – 10:00 | Opening remarks 

Speaker: Ken Braddock, Franchise Director, HSBC Bank


10:00 – 10:40

Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit to be a world class franchisee?

Speaker: Chris Holmes, Chief Development Officer, KFC

10:40 – 11:00 | Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Managing the performance of a multi-unit franchise company – Technology to enable effective management

Speaker: Simon Vardy, Managing Director, Sim Trava Holdings – Costa Coffee & Pita Pit

Emily Price, Head of Operations, The British Franchise Association

Sim Trava Holdings

11:30 – 12:00

Working alongside different franchise partners to deliver new initiatives and concepts adapting to customer needs

Speaker: Victoria Wilson, New Business Development Manager, Marks & Spencer

12:00 – 12:15 | Coffee break

12:15 – 13:20 | Panel session

Building a franchise portfolio: multi-unit & multi-brand

· Structuring your existing business to enable growth
· When is the right time to expand?

Euan Fraser, Managing Consultant, AMO Consulting 
Raja Adil, Multi-unit Franchisee, Adil Group of Companies – Costa Coffee, Burger King, Anytime Fitness, Taco Bell, & KFC 
Safwan Adam, Multi-unit Franchisee, CeX, German Doner Kebab & Right at Home 
Simon Vardy, Managing Director, Sim Trava Holdings – Costa Coffee & Pita Pit 
Ragin Patel, Managing Director, Amsric - Starbucks, KFC & Anytime Fitness

13:20 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 14:30

Managing your cash flow – the complexities of multi-unit financial management

Speaker: Bivek Sharma, Partner, KPMG


14:30 – 15:00

Don’t let the property search hinder your growth: finding locations and lease negotiations

Speaker: Graham Barr, Head of UK Retail Agency, CBRE


15:20 – 15:50

Developing a marketing strategy to support a multi-unit franchise operation

Speaker: Victoria Webber, Multi-unit Franchisee, Bluebird Care

15:50 – 16:30

Planning your exit strategy


· Russell Prior, UK Head of Family Governance & Family Enterprise Succession, HSBC Private Bank 
· John Farnsworth, Corporate Finance Partner, Smith Cooper

16:30 | Final remarks

Speaker: Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising, HSBC Bank


17:30 | Drinks reception

Click here for more information about the delegate package and how to book.

Early bird rate expires on 5 October – don't miss out! 

Cost: £115 + VAT
Early bird rate: £35 + VAT (if booked before 5 October)

Call the conference booking line on: 
+44 (0)20 8394 5264