Inspiring franchise owners grace BIFE 2014

Two of the industry’s most inspiring entrepreneurs will share their experiences of setting up a company and making a success of it at The British & International Franchise Exhibition this year.

Dave Willis who created Salty Dog Crisps Company and Rob Hill, the founder of The Stag Company, expert party planners for hen and stag events, will be on hand to provide plenty of tips and advice.

Salty Dog, is a family business that started over a decade ago and is now supplying major supermarkets and chains. The success of Salty Dog was so great that Dave was able to set up a sister company five years later, Darling Spuds, which is also now a huge success. Dave will share the ups and downs of starting a small company and watching it grow to become a nationwide sensation.

Rob Hill created The Stag Company in 2002, and since then has grown the enterprise so that it now has more than 80 members of staff. The Brighton based business offers bespoke parties across the UK and Europe. Listed in The Sunday Times Fast Track business list in 2012, the Stag Company is growing exponentially. Rob will be at the exhibition to tell visitors all about his experiences and how he built such a successful company.

The British & International Exhibition will take place at London Olympia on 14 and 15 March. Doors open at 10am each day, and the exhibition closes at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.