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 virtual 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, 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.
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Ashtons is a talented team of knowledgeable franchise consultants with decades of experience helping businesses expand through franchising.
They deliver tailored consultancy solutions with support from legal advisers and media specialists within the franchise industry to help their clients meet a wide range of franchise development objectives.Read more
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.Book an appointment at the Careers Clinic
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.Book an appointment in the Finance Clinic
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.
HSBC knows the best business banking isn’t just about money, but also about creating strong, supportive relationships. Not to mention flexible and consistently high-quality service. Speak to the team to find out what they look for in applications for finance.