Today is the launch of National Franchise Week, a week long event that is used to promote the franchise industry across the UK.

National Franchise Week culminates in The National Franchise Exhibition (NFE) at the Birmingham NEC on Friday 1st October and Saturday 2nd October where more than 150 franchise brands will be exhibiting.

A key element of the NFE is the extensive free conference programme, which includes two seminars each day, helping business owners to understand how best to successfully franchise their business concept. Franchise consultants from Franchise Development Services and the bfa will be holding seminars over the two-day exhibition.