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Darren Ratcliffe and Allison Whitmarsh are set to be the star attractions at this year’s conference, where hoards of interested franchise owners are expected to attend to discover how they each attained such high-flying positions.

Ratcliffe is the CEO and founder of Redstar, an online solutions company. He will recall how he had the courage to leave the corporate world to invest in himself and take control of his own destiny. Allison Whitmarsh, CEO and founder of ProperMaid homemade cakes, will describe how she left school at 16 and worked as a dinner lady before going on to set up her own company supplying caterers, cafes, delicatessens and retailers with innovative handmade cakes.The Growing Your Own Business Conference is a vital feature of the overall exhibition experience, whereby visitors will be treated to a wealth of interesting opportunities, activities and instructions on how to go about becoming their own boss.

The British Franchise Exhibition is open 10am - 5pm Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday. To register for FREE tickets, please visit the exhibition web site and type in the promotional code: TFMJUNE for incredible savings on the exhibition door entry price.


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