Recession 'Relaxes' in Scotland

The light at the end of the tunnel could be visible according to the Scottish business community. What better time to attend the Scottish Franchise Showcase on 5th June?

There may be hope on the horizon as a recent survey of Scottish businesses show the recession may have 'relaxed' a little. Fewer firms had reported a drop in turnover than recorded in the previous quarter according to the latest Lloyds TSB business monitor.

This is really positive news for those who might be interested in the possibility of working for themselves. Franchising, which offers the freedom of self-employment with the security of an already-established brand and support network, is becoming an increasingly popular option as business success figures outweigh those of other start-ups.

The Scottish Franchise Showcase comes to the Glasgow Royal Concert Halls on Friday 5th June 2009. Launched in response to the increasing confidence in the franchising model during the downturn, the Showcase will include an extensive conference programme including franchisor-led case studies and seminars from the bfa.

With a diverse list of exhibitors attending the Showcase from a wide range of recession-proof industries, there will be something there for everyone: from slimming organisations and elderly care to house repairs and financial services providers. Organisers have confirmed industry-leading names including LighterLife UK, Cash Generator, Dream Doors, Home Instead Senior Care, Little Impressions and Photography for Little People. Bank representatives, financial consultants and solicitors will also be on-hand to offer advice.

The Scottish Franchise Showcase is Scotland's only event supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa), which works closely with the organisers to ensure ethical franchising at the event and across the industry. As a bfa endorsed event, all franchises who exhibit are guaranteed to be bfa accredited so visitors can be confident in all franchise opportunities presented to them.

In order to cater for people with varying degrees of franchise knowledge, the Showcase offers a range of features designed to guide people at all stages, from choosing a franchise industry to finalising agreements between franchise owners and franchisors.


The bfa seminars on offer at the Scottish Franchise Showcase deliver first-class franchise advice on all areas and present the opportunity for Q&As with leading franchise experts. The UK's most respected advisors present on key issues for anyone wanting to gain more information about becoming a franchisor or franchise owner.


The Case Study Seminars allow visitors to gain invaluable insight into the real, everyday lives of those involved in franchising. With presentations from both franchisors and franchise owners, visitors can compare and contrast business models, discover what franchisors and franchise owners are looking for in each other, find out how the process of buying a franchise really works, learn how buying a franchise can change both your business and personal life.

Scottish Franchise Exhibition