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The National Franchise Exhibition 14 and 15 February 2014 NEC Birmingham

The National Franchise Exhibition is taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 14 and 15 February 2014, giving aspiring entrepreneurs a superb insight into the exciting industry and the enormous range of franchise opportunities on offer.

The event will be a ‘one-stop shop’ for potential franchisees. It offers everything they need to know about franchising, with free advice from industry experts and the chance to learn about opportunities available from some of the country’s most well-known brands.

Visitors will be able to attend informative seminars throughout both days on a range of aspects of franchising including ‘An introduction to franchising’, ‘Executives in franchising’ and ‘Hands-on franchising’. In these, expert consultants, solicitors, bankers and franchisors will cover all the essential aspects to be considered when planning a new career as a franchisee.

The exhibition will showcase many proven franchise concepts across a broad spectrum of sectors such as food and drink, property, retail, homecare, finance and fitness. Franchise companies exhibiting include: Clarriots Home Care, Platinum Property Partners, WPA, The Best Of, Snappy Snaps, Home Instead Senior Care, Cash Converters and Dublcheck.

Visitors can plan their day in advance by booking appointments to meet specific franchise brands, to ensure they spend the most time with the exhibitors that really interest them.

The National Franchise Exhibition is exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and only features franchise companies that have met the Association’s strict code of ethics. This means visitors can be confident that the franchise opportunities presented to them are respected within the UK market.

Many helpful features will provide a wealth of advice and information. The Expert Advice Clinic will offer visitors the chance to have all their questions answered before their hunt for the perfect business begins. They will be able to meet industry experts, consultants, lawyers, bankers and franchisors, for free one-to-one advice.

The Real Franchise Stories sessions will inform visitors about the realities of making the transition from being employed to working for yourself. A panel of successful franchisees will discuss their successes and failures and offer many useful anecdotes and advice.

Experts at the Finance Clinic, facilitated by Franchise Finance, will offer free advice on writing a business plan, the key document for any budding franchisee.

Visitors can also visit the High Investment VIP Lounge, sponsored by Platinum Property Partners. This is an exclusive area that is designed to facilitate these conversations in private, comfortable surroundings over complimentary tea and coffee. High investment options and hot topics are also discussed in the High Investment Panel Sessions.

The Children’s Activity Centre, hosted by The Creation Station, will ensure that children are kept occupied throughout the day. Accompanied by a family member, children will be able to play with imaginative arts and crafts whilst other members of the group can explore the exhibition.

To register for The National Franchise Exhibition visit Visitors can gain free admission by using the promotional code NFEBDD when booking tickets at, saving up to £15 on the door.

The National Franchise Exhibition is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday 14 February and 4pm on Saturday 15 February 2014.

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