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The National Franchise Exhibition is back in Brum

Written by Jade Saunders on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. Posted in Franchise

Returning to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre this weekend, the National Franchise Exhibition will be offering entrepreneurs the chance to try their hand at franchising

The National Franchise Exhibition is back in Brum

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The UK franchise market is booming; over half a million Brits are employed in franchising and the industry has a total turnover of £13.7bn. So there's never been a better time to join the growing industry. The National Franchise Exhibition offers franchisors a chance to showcase to potential franchisees with a diverse range of franchise concepts from a variety of sectors including food and drink, retail, fitness and care.

Hosted this year at the NEC Birmingham, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet successful brands and immerse themselves into the heart of franchise success stories at the Real Franchise Stories Panels. Legal and financial experts will be on hand alongside franchisors themselves to offer visitors all the information they need before diving into the world of franchising.

Visitors will have access to free and exclusive seminars from a variety of top industry franchise professionals, including the British Franchise Association (bfa) whose panel seminars aim to assist entrepreneurs in choosing the right franchise after learning from the bfa everything needed to consider, set up and run a successful franchise. Visitors will be able to browse each franchise which has been extensively checked and approved by the bfa to give franchisors and potential franchisees confidence in their chosen brand.

Attendants will be in the presence of one of the world’s largest brands, McDonald’s, who will host the Franchise Recruitment Open Sessions to provide visitors with insight into becoming a franchisee and on McDonald’s first-class training programme. The event is also sponsored by Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest-growing gym franchise that serves over 2.5 million members in 3,000 gyms across the world. This means aspiring franchisees will be surrounded by some of the most successful franchises.

All in all, a perfect opportunity to buy a brand new business. 

About the Author

Jade Saunders

Jade Saunders

Saunders recently graduated with a degree in Journalism after three years of sun, sea and cider living in Cornwall. After being pried away from the pasties, she returned home to join the team at Elite Franchise combining her passion for entrepreneurship and her love of writing. Saunders busies herself co-owning a clothing company, Undead Glory, and has her hands full with her french bulldog puppy and partner in crime, Herbie.

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