Business Opportunities Galore at the British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester

FranchiseExhibHundreds of opportunities to launch a new career will be found at the North of England’s most comprehensive franchise event yet.

The British Franchise Exhibition, at Manchester Central on 11-12 June 2010, will bring together an exciting range of business opportunities, as well as an impressive range of new initiatives designed to accommodate the needs of anyone looking at franchising as a new career challenge.

Providing a comprehensive snapshot into the world of franchising with an exciting list of exhibitors and extensive free seminar programme, the British Franchise Exhibition will offer priceless information and advice to business-minded people. The Growing Your Own Business Conference, renowned Franchisee Panel and launch of the Business Plan Clinic also form part of the show’s exciting programme, that each help to create this first-class, informative and worthwhile event.

“The 2010 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 Franchise Exhibition Manager Adrian Goodsell, of event organisers at Venture Marketing Group.

With exhibiting companies including Architectural Services, Expense Reduction Analysts, MOT2U, Cash Generator and many more, The British Franchise Exhibition has opportunities to suit every budget and interest. In addition the many valuable new initiatives have been developed to offer visitors the latest news, information and advice about franchising. Among this exciting list is McDonald’s Open Days, which will be held onsite for the first time ever at the event.

With a private seminar room, two sessions a day and one-on-one meetings to discuss future career prospects, the McDonald’s Open Day is expected to attract many potential franchisees looking to invest and learn more about the secrets behind the success of the famous family restaurant. Sessions can be booked at www.franchiseinfo.co.uk.

“We are delighted to be involved in this year’s British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester. We look forward to meeting prospective franchisees at the Open Days we will be holding at this notable franchising industry event,” said Head of Franchising, McDonald’s UK, Derek Rogers,.

The British Franchise Exhibition also boasts its renowned free seminar programme; the Franchisee Panel, exclusively supported by Whichfranchise.com; and the all-new Business Plan Clinic, which is sponsored by Lloyds TSB.

THE FREE CONFERENCE

A comprehensive conference programme with dedicated category ‘tracks’ will run throughout the two-day Manchester event. Featuring presentations run by the British Franchise Association (bfa), Growing Your Own Business keynote speakers, and franchisees and franchisors, the most important topics in franchising are set to be discussed. Tracks include women in franchising, couples in franchising, hands-on franchises, management franchises, franchise resales and high-level investment franchises.

The bfa will also host three seminars a day, delivered by existing franchisors, solicitors, banking representatives and consultants; whilst keynote speakers from renowned franchising brands will feature on Friday and Saturday.

The Growing Your Own Business conference will feature high profile presentations on each day. Focusing on the most essential aspects of developing a business, the Growing Your Own Business seminars will include advice covering marketing, website optimisation and planning.

FRANCHISEE PANEL

A panel of existing franchisees will candidly discuss the realities of franchising and their experiences on both Friday and Saturday. Facilitated by Whichfranchise.com, the Franchisee Panel will enlighten visitors about franchising from a first-hand perspective, giving them the benefit of hearing from those who have ‘been there and done that’.

BUSINESS PLAN CLINIC

A brand new feature at The British Franchise Exhibition, the Business Plan Clinic Exhibition will offer aspiring business owners the opportunity to learn all the essential facts and figures around franchise funding and investment requirements. Financial consultants and representatives from the bank’s franchising department will be on-hand to answer any questions from aspiring entrepreneurs, including queries about capital, loan terms and profit management.

Organisers of The British Franchise Exhibition continue to concentrate their efforts on delivering the most in-depth and insightful show yet. In addition to the innovations being rolled out, the exhibition is still the only franchise event in the North endorsed by the bfa. This means all companies exhibiting have met the Association’s code of ethical franchising.

“The support we have from the bfa is something we pride the show on because it means the quality of the exhibition and the business ventures presented are guaranteed for visitors,”

“By visiting The British Franchise Exhibition, aspiring business owners can get all the information they need 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,” said Adrian Goodsell.

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The British Franchise Exhibition

Friday 11 June 2010: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 12 June 2010: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Manchester Central, Manchester

Register to visit: Call +44 (0)844 257 8668 or visit www.franchiseinfo.co.uk

Visitor tickets: £8 each or £7 each for two or more in advance, or £10 on the door

FREE entry is available to Civvy Street readers if they quote the unique code CIVVYS when they register at www.franchiseinfo.co.uk

Future Events:

The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham, UK, 1-2 October 2010

The Scottish Franchise Exhibition, SECC, Glasgow, 25-26 February 2011

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