At The Northern Franchise Exhibition, free expert advice and consultancy is available from professionals with extensive experience in the industry, as well as those with backgrounds in law, finance and consultancy.
Seek advice from these industry experts:
The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based accreditation 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 leading 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 hire purchase) and deliver business and financial training.
Bring your plans to the Finance Clinic, where they'll be happy to take you through a simple yet structured process enabling you to write the best application and maximise your chances of successfully 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 the pitfalls and identify opportunities which match your skill set.
Looking to franchise your business? Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC) team is the UK’s most experienced group of franchise consultants. They combine best practice with best value in successful franchise development of national and international franchise networks. AFC has assisted hundreds of companies with various aspects of their
HSBC is committed to franchising. It has had a dedicated franchise team for more than 25 years, resulting in extensive knowledge of the franchise industry. HSBC also encourages successful and ethical franchising through its sponsorship of the HSBC British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisor and Franchisee of the Year awards. It works closely with both the bfa and its members and is a regular presenter at the bfa seminars.
Franchise Intelligence specialises in helping businesses fully maximise the benefits of franchising. Their team is geared to helping businesses apply sound, effective strategies for franchising their business. Franchise Intelligence comprises of a team of experts with proven track records in developing and running franchised businesses.