British Franchise Exhibition: SECC, Glasgow - Friday 8 & Saturday 9 June 2007

Scotland's leading franchise event, The British Franchise Exhibition, incorporating the Growing Your Own Business Showcase & Conference, will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2007.

The show, which is the focal point of Scottish Franchise Week, is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to start and run their own franchised businesses. Visitors to the show will meet with a wide range of well-established franchised companies and can assess the benefits of running their own business as part of an existing franchise brand.

Sponsored by The British Franchise Association (bfa), The Daily Mail, Business Franchise and Franchise World, the event is the perfect place to find out all there is to know about franchising.

Franchising is growing rapidly worldwide as a way to develop successful new businesses, offering ready-made solutions to help those wanting to set up a new venture. It is a major industry, with franchise businesses in the UK now turning over more than £11bn a year, the franchising industry now employs 371,000 people - up 7,000 on last year. Business franchising offers a solution to the uncertainties faced by those wanting to set up a new business, providing entry into the market with an established brand and a proven, business formula to follow. With 92% of franchisees reported to be profitable, franchising is one of the safest ways to start a business.

More than 50 major companies are expected to exhibit at the show, providing a superb opportunity to find out about a particular business face-to-face with the franchisor. Franchises present will include My Home, Cash Generators Ltd, Revive, Ology Scotland, Sign-A-Rama, Snap-on-Tools Plc and Threshers Group.

In addition, a series of high-profile speakers from the UK franchise industry will be on hand to offer expert tips and advice on how to become a successful franchisee or franchisor.

The Growing Your Own Business Showcase & Conference

The Growing Your Own Business Showcase features companies that offer small business advice and can help established businesses to develop and grow. The showcase will be supported by a free conference with seminars providing practical advice and information on all aspects of growing a business. Speakers include leading advisors, consultants and successful entrepreneurs who will provide case studies and success stories.