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New ‘Growing Your Own Business' workshops to showcase at 2015 franchise exhibitions

Taking place across the UK in February, March, June and October, this year’s events will incorporate some brand new interactive features for 2015.

Whether you are looking to start or expand an existing business, the event provides the opportunity to gain essential first-hand advice on how best to develop your business.

Encouraging entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level, the bespoke workshops offer solutions on how to tackle key industry topics such as marketing, work place pensions, SEO, PR, social media, sales and crowd funding. The interactive sessions will engage the visitors and leave them with innovative growth strategies and skills to implement in their own businesses. The event will allow entrepreneurs to step back, focus, be inspired and motivated, and reinvigorate the way they think about their business.

The free conference will also include a range of keynote speakers who will be inspiring visitors with their first-hand professional advice. Previous speakers have included Lord Alan Sugar’s left hand woman on the BBC’s Apprentice, Karren Brady. This February’s National Franchise Exhibition will see keynotes given by experts such as Sach Kukadia, founder of, who will share his journey and success online and Dragons’ Den success story Rob Tominey of Mainstage Travel. Other presenters include Rob Pollard from Lightbox Communications, Jodie Cook from JC Social Media and Ann Stanley, Managing Director of Anicca.

Guests are able to visit for more information on the Growing Your Own Business conference and workshops.

The next Growing Your Own Business conference and workshops will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on February 20 and 21 and at the British and International Franchise Exhibition, which returns to London Olympia on the 13 and 14 March. An extensive seminar and workshop programme is available throughout both days.

Visitors can gain free entry for both events by registering online at and entering the promotional code FMF5 (saving £10). For all the latest news follow the exhibition on Twitter; @UKFranchising, join the Franchise Exhibitions Group on LinkedIn or ‘like’ the Franchiseinfo group on Facebook.