THE BRITISH FRANCHISE EXHIBITION: More opportunities than you may think

If you think that franchising is all about dull and uninteresting companies then prepare to be amazed at The British Franchise Exhibition - G-Mex Centre, Manchester Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January 2006

Diverse range of companies
Exhibiting companies are from a vast range of business sectors, from management consultancy and recruitment to food and drink, health and fitness, cleaning companies and automotive repairs. The huge range of franchises available gives visitors the opportunity to find the perfect business that is the ideal match for their interests.
The British Franchise Exhibition features over 100 companies including Agency Express, Belvoir Lettings, Chemex, Dublcheck, Fit-Ex, Jordan's, Kall Kwik, Key Edge, Medics on the Move, Mobile Car Valeting, MyHome, PlumbLocal, Signs Express and Wimpy International, among others.

At the event, visitors will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with inspirational franchisees in order to gain a real, clear insight into the potential demands and rewards of running a successful franchise as part of an established brand.

A series of highly informative free seminars are being run by the British Franchise Association across both days for anyone keen to find out more about becoming a franchisee or a franchisor. There are also experts available to discuss issues from raising finance to legal contracts.

'An introduction to franchising'
- for prospective franchisees 11.15am & 2.45pm Friday and 10.15am & 2.30pm Saturday -

This seminar is for aspiring business owners new to the franchising concept. It will address issues including: the benefits of franchising versus other business formats; what the franchisor looks for in a franchisee; what a franchisee should look for in a franchisor; the size and the expected growth in the franchise market; the initial choice of franchise; the business plan; and the finance and how to get it.

'How to franchise your business'
- for prospective franchisors 1.30pm Friday & 12.30pm Saturday -

The free hour-long seminar consists of a short introduction to franchising as a means of expanding an existing business or developing a new venture.

Exhibitor Presentation Theatre
The event will also include an Exhibitor Presentation Theatre, a highly interactive and valuable element of the show. This is the perfect place for visitors to learn about franchises by listening to the founders of leading companies and learn about their inspirations, ideas and concepts. With a variety of insightful presentations each day, this is the ideal arena for prospective franchisees to get a feel for the diversity of opportunities available at the show.

The Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference
Incorporated within The British Franchise Exhibition, the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference is a superb opportunity for small business owners to find out how to expand their businesses. The event provides SMEs with a comprehensive showcase of all the business advice and assistance needed under one roof, including free seminars focused on key issues and stages related to developing a business. To find out more information on speakers and exhibitors at Growing Your Own Business visit

The British Franchise Exhibition is supported by the BFA, the Daily Mail, Business Franchise and Franchise World.