The National Franchise Exhibition, February 2015 - Birmingham

Event Date: 20 Feb 2015

This February, the highly anticipated National Franchise Exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC, offering exclusive insight into the franchise industry.

With well over 500,000 Brits now employed in franchising across the UK and industry turnover amounting to £13.7 billion, there has never been a better time to adopt one of the UK’s most successful business models.

 At the centre of the UK franchise industry, the upcoming National Franchise Exhibition will showcase a diverse range of franchise concepts to suit everyone, from sectors including food and drink, property, retail, care, fitness, cleaning and many more.

In addition to meeting with successful brands, the exhibition offers visitors free and exclusive access to top industry seminars from a variety of franchise professional such as the British Franchise Association (bfa), legal and financial experts as well as the franchisors themselves. The bfa franchising panel seminars will assist visitors with choosing the right franchise, what you need to consider when choosing a franchise and everything needed to set up and run a successful franchise.

Visitors can immerse themselves in open-floor discussions at the Real Franchise Stories Panels. A consistently popular element of the event, the talk will feature four current franchisees each providing insight into their business journey and its success. Visitors can hear personal accounts from those who have experienced first-hand the benefits of running your own business.

One of the world’s largest brands, McDonald’s will be hosting Franchisee Recruitment Open Sessions on both days of the event, where you can learn what it is like to become a franchisee and get an exclusive insight into their first-class training programme.

The National Franchise Exhibition is in association with the bfa, the only self-regulatory governing body for franchising in the UK. The bfa extensively check all exhibiting franchises against their ethical guidelines, giving visitors the piece of mind to browse the brands showcasing in confidence. Global gym brand Anytime Fitness is the exclusive sponsor of The Franchise Exhibitions in 2015 and is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with nearly 3,000 gyms serving more than 2.5 million members across five continents.

Guests are advised to visit which has an online meetings booking service, allowing visitors to browse the extensive exhibitor list and secure pre-booked appointments with companies of interest to their franchise requirements.