The National Franchise Exhibition showcases life changing prospects

Anyone looking for their next challenge must visit The National Franchise Exhibition, the UK's largest franchise event, held on October 1 and 2, 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham. It will be packed with superb business opportunities that could be life changing.

Offering the most diverse range of proven franchises, the exhibition provides an opportunity for aspiring business owners and existing entrepreneurs to find the latest new business ideas and to learn everything they need to know about franchising. Whether looking to franchise an existing company or to become a franchisee, the event will be the ideal one-stop shop. It will provide a comprehensive overview into the prospering franchise industry and give visitors the opportunity to learn about some of the country's most well-known brands and meet the people behind them.

The National Franchise Exhibition, supported by the Daily Express and Sunday Express, will showcase over 150 proven franchise concepts, from health and fitness, motoring and recruitment to cleaning, food and drink, and home improvement. With a franchise concept to suit every budget, lifestyle and skill, people looking for their next career can't afford to miss the event.

This year exhibiting companies include Agency Express, Auditel, Cafe2U, Cash Generator, Computer Xplorers, Dent Wizard, Driver Hire, Explorer Travel, Laptop Learning, McDonald's, Molly Maid, Papa Johns, Reeds Rains, Subway, Thorntons and WPA.

The National Franchise Exhibition is exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and only features franchise companies that have met the Association's code of ethics. This means visitors can be confident that the franchise opportunities presented to them are an ethical entity within the UK market.

"This event is a showcase of proven business opportunities with highly reputable established brands that are a valuable asset to anyone starting up on their own," says Adrian Goodsell, Franchise Exhibition Manager at Venture Marketing Group, organisers of The National Franchise Exhibition.

Exclusive to The National Franchise Exhibition is an extensive free conference programme which includes seminars by the bfa. During these sessions, a panel of experts will cover all aspects of franchising including how to find funding, who you should go to for legal advice and what a franchisor looks for in a franchisee. In addition, there will be a series of seminars on key franchise-related topics including women in franchising; growing your own business; high level investment franchising; franchise resales; executives in franchising; hands on franchising; and couples in franchising.

The inspiring Growing Your Own Business seminars will, as usual, feature entrepreneurs and specialists who will speak about all aspects of business that an entrepreneur needs to know to be successful, from how to raise finance to marketing.

The Franchise Starting Point will be dedicated to helping visitors completely new to the concept of franchising find ideas to suit them. Franchising experts including the bfa team, specialists from leading banks, accountants, lawyers as well as current franchise owners and franchisors will be on hand to provide visitors with all the help and advice they need as they consider their options and prepare to develop a successful franchise business.

The popular and inspiring franchise owner Panel returns with even more opportunities to hear from franchise owners about the reality of the transition period from being employee to a self-employed franchise owner. These panel sessions enable visitors to have all their questions answered and find out the pros and cons of becoming a franchise owner.

New to The National Franchise Exhibition 2010 is the Franchise Resales Pavilion where experts will be on hand to advise visitors on buying an existing franchised business, rather than starting with a new opportunity.


National Franchise Exhibition