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Why visit a bfa-accredited franchise exhibition?

Why visit?



The National Franchise Exhibition, 2 & 3 October 2015, NEC Birmingham
The National Franchise Exhibition, 19 & 20 February 2016, NEC Birmingham  

The British & International Franchise Exhibition, 11 & 12 March 2016, Olympia London


"Face to face meetings early in the process at an event like this are vital for franchisors and franchisees to test and build relationships. I recommend prospective franchisees to come along to future exhibitions."

Paul Georgiou, catering consultant, Muswell Hill, London

If you are considering a change in career direction - you've become disillusioned with your job, because of redundancy, retirement, or you're just looking for a better quality of life - a visit to a Franchise Exhibition should be your next step.

Starting a business with a proven business model and established brand has historically been shown to be more successful in a recession than starting  your own independent business.

Exclusive support by the British Franchise Association (bfa)

British Franchise Association (bfa)

Venture Marketing Group's Franchise Exhibitions are the only franchise exhibitions to be supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and only allows franchise companies that have met the Association’s code of ethics to exhibit at the event. This means you can be confident in the franchise opportunities presented to you, as they are an ethical entity within the UK market.

Extensive seminar programme

The Conference at a Franchise Exhibition provides you with an opportunity to find out everything you need to know about franchising, from where to start, who you need to talk to, and where to find advice, to which franchise would suit you best.

Featuring experts from the bfa, members from the legal and finance professions, business advisers, as well from both franchisors and franchisees – you will come away equipped with a fundamental grounding, which you can take on your search for that perfect franchise.

Real Franchise Stories

Find out about the realities of making the transition from being employed to working for yourself from a panel of franchisees. Hear their successes and failures, true stories, anecdotes and advice - what no handbook can offer.

Careers ClinicCareers Clinic

Have you just retired, recently started a family or been made redundant and are considering franchising as your next career move? Careers experts will help you benchmark your skills and discuss your options to give you a clear, focused and realistic career plan.

Professional Advisors

Franchisor News & FranchiseInfo

Have all your questions answered in one location before your hunt for that perfect business begins. Meet industry experts, consultants, lawyers, bankers and franchisors, for free one-to-one advice.

Finance Clinic

Franchise Finance

The majority of individuals investing in a franchise will need to raise funds to do so. Whether you are completely new to sourcing business loans or you're already in the process of applying, the experts at the Finance Clinic are here to help you.


Children's Activity Centre

The Creation StationFinding the right business opportunity that fits around your family can be tricky; so we've teamed up with The Creation Station to support families and mums who want to investigate the work-life balance opportunities that running your own franchise can bring. Bring your kids to the Children's Activity Centre and enjoy a fun and stress-free experience with them whilst your partner takes the opportunity to discover more about franchising.  

Is this show for me?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following, then this is the event for you!

Book tickets

  • I want to be my own boss, but need some guidance in running my own business?
  • I want to invest in an established brand to reduce the risk of failure?
  • I have recently been made redundant and have had a good payout, but I’m not sure what I should do next?

Visit a Franchise Exhibition and you will:

  • Find hundreds of ways to transform your life and career
  • Get reliable and genuine franchise advice
  • Find out how to raise finance even in a challenging economy
  • Speak to successful franchisees directly

The Franchise Exhibitions take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Find out about the next event happening near you.

Tickets can be up to £15 on the day; however if you purchase them in advance they are FREE Register here >>>


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