National Franchise Exhibition: Discover franchising

The National Franchise Exhibition is ideal for entrepreneurs looking to start and run their own franchised businesses. Visitors will meet with a range of well-established franchises and can assess the benefits of running their own

The National Franchise Exhibition features over 250 tried and tested business concepts, from health and fitness, motoring and recruitment to computing, cleaning and children's activities. This gives visitors the chance to find the business that is the ideal match for their interests and skills.

Sponsored by the British Franchise Association (bfa), The Daily Express and Business Franchise, the show is the focal point of National Franchise Week, a week of seminars and networking opportunities organised by the bfa. By meeting face-to-face with the many established franchisors at the event, visitors can easily find out all they need to know about what franchisors offer and how to establish and maintain a successful franchise.

In addition, there will be experts from the bfa, bankers, accountants and solicitors to help with every key issue from raising finance to legal contracts.

A series of highly informative free seminars are being run by the bfa across both days for anyone looking to find out more about becoming a franchisee or franchisor. They will include valuable advice and specific success stories from leading speakers from the UK franchise industry, who are all bfa members or affiliates.

Franchising is growing rapidly worldwide as a proven way to develop successful new businesses because it offers ready-made solutions to help those wanting to set up a new venture. It is a major industry, with franchise operations in the UK now turning over more than £10 billion a year.

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