The franchise industry has a lot to offer aspiring business owners. You'll often hear about the benefits of a proven business model and an established brand, but the industry also boasts an extensive support network.
At The National Franchise Exhibition, tap into the wealth of knowledge that the community of industry experts has to offer. Get free advice from franchise consultants, funding providers, specialist lawyers, representatives from the British Franchise Association and more!
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The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based assessment before they can become a bfa member. The Association promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK and helps the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth. One of the bfa's main jobs is to help potential franchisees recognise the good, the bad, and the ugly franchise opportunities.
Established in 1979, Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance are experts in raising finance within UK franchising. The team work with a diverse range of franchisors and franchisees to prepare business plans, arrange finance (loan, leasing and overdraft) and deliver business and financial training.
Visit the Finance Clinic for information about the various funding options available to franchisees or advice on drafting an effective business plan to maximise your chances of raising the finance you need.
Personal Career Management are the UK’s leading provider of outplacement services, career coaching programmes and executive coaching for individual and corporate clients. They specialise in career management and work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds.
Industry experts will be on hand in the Careers Clinic to offer strategic insights, guidance and career planning services. They can help you formulate an action plan, avoid common pitfalls and identify opportunities which match your skill set.
Looking to franchise your business? Ashtons is a talented team of knowledgeable franchise consultants with decades of experience helping businesses expand through franchising. They deliver tailored solutions to help their clients meet a wide range of franchise development objectives.
When you are planning a new business venture, you want more than just a bank account. HSBC's dedicated franchise team will help you develop your business to its full potential by providing a bespoke finance package. Speak to the team to find out what they look for in applications for finance.
Franchise Intelligence works with businesses that are considering expanding through franchising, need advice on growing an existing network or searching for ways to increase franchisees' revenue. Speak to their experienced team to see what benefit they could add to your business.
Lloyds Bank has been supporting businesses in the UK for the past 250 years. Their dedicated team of franchise specialists will be on hand at the exhibition to discuss the banking and finance options available to you to help you achieve your objectives.
Whether you are potential franchisee about to embark on a new business venture, or a franchisor needing a strong and competitive legal team on your side, Goldstein Legal's specialist lawyers can help.
Get your franchise off to a flying start with access to a range of finance options, plus invaluable local knowledge, support and inspiration from industry experts. Speak to the team to find out how they can help your business flourish.
If you are a prospective franchisee, Hamilton Pratt's experienced legal team offer a franchise agreement report service which - for a fixed fee - will highlight any unusual, unfair or unworkable provisions. Meet the team at the exhibition for more details.
If you're looking to franchise your business, choosing which advisers to work with is an important step. The Franchising Centre's consultants take an energetic, practical approach that ensures plans turn into action and you achieve your goals on time and to budget.
Fraser Brown Solicitors have a specialist franchise team renowned for giving practical legal advice on all aspects of growing, running, buying and selling a franchise-related company. Their expertise can prove in vital in areas ranging from franchise agreements to property matters.