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The North’s most comprehensive franchise exhibition

Providing a comprehensive overview of the industry with an exciting list of exhibitors and extensive free seminar programme, The British Franchise Exhibition is the perfect place for those considering a career in franchising to find out all they need to know.

The two-day show offers valuable information and advice to business-minded people. The wide-ranging conference, popular Franchisee Panel and the helpful Business Plan Clinic are some of the key features, which form part of the show’s packed programme, and help to create this first-class, informative and worthwhile event.

“The 2011 British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester will offer everything a potential business owner needs to research and develop a new career in franchising, from business opportunities to advice on growth, expansion and strategy,” said Adrian Goodsell, Franchise Exhibition Manager at Venture Marketing Group, organisers of The British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester.

The show boasts a range of exhibiting companies including Bluebird Care, Cash Generator, Platinum Property Partners, Ecoliving, Action Coach, Agency Express, Alphagraphics, Dublcheck and Fast Signs. The vast range of business opportunities will cover many sectors, from food and drink to travel and property, and suit every budget and interest. What’s more, the exhibition is still the only franchise event in the North endorsed by the British Franchise Association (bfa). This means all companies exhibiting have met the bfa’s code of ethical franchising.

The conference programme will run throughout the two-day Manchester event with presentations run from keynote speakers, franchise owners and franchisors. Topics will cover a range of subjects including families in franchising, hands-on franchises, executives in franchising and seminars on growing your own business.

The bfa will also host seminars, delivered by existing franchisors, solicitors, banking representatives and consultants, including the ever-popular Introduction To Franchising.

Tom Johnson, a Director in the voluntary sector from Northumberland, who was at last year’s show, says: “We came to look for ideas and to find out more about franchising. The seminars were very informative and the whole day has refined our thoughts about what would work and what to research further.”

Adrian concludes: “By visiting The British Franchise Exhibition, aspiring business owners can find opportunities and gather all the information they need under one roof. We’ve worked hard to ensure visitors can access essential information and advice to help them to decide whether franchising is right for them and, if it is, what franchise best suits their career goals. They can’t miss this opportunity.”

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The British Franchise Exhibition is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday, June 10, and 4pm on Saturday, June 11. Visitors can buy tickets in advance by credit card for £8 each or £7 each for two or more. Admission on the door is £10.

Reported by Louise Smith