There is a unique opportunity to investigate franchising at The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC Birmingham, on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2013. You can meet a range of franchises from food and drink to retail, cleaning to caring, cost management to debt solutions. Wherever your skills and interests lie – there’s a business to suit you.
Real Franchise Stories
Hear real-life stories from those who have already made the move into franchising. Put your questions to a panel of franchisees to find out why they decided to buy a franchise and what it’s really like to run the business. Auditel franchisees Alan Ford and Gordon Brearley will feature, the first in Friday’s panel and the second in Saturday’s panel, both at 1.15pm.
Listen to a range of in-depth talks from franchised businesses, consultants and experts. Find out what franchisors look for in a prospective franchisee and how to raise funds to buy a franchise. Auditel’s Network Development Director Matt Sidwell will be presenting ‘In Business for Yourself but not by Yourself’ on both days at 12.30pm. Not to be missed!
At the heart of The National Franchise Exhibition is the Franchise Hub where visitors can meet and network with like-minded potential franchisees and experts over a coffee or a glass of wine in the Franchise Cafe.
British Franchising Association (bfa) Franchising Seminars
These hour-long exclusive bfa seminars will cover all aspects of franchising. A panel of industry-leading experts including lawyers, bankers, consultants and franchisors will talk about their subject and answer your questions.
After visiting an exhibition…
Ali Ghani joined the Auditel Cost Management Franchise after visiting a franchise exhibition. He was a Business Development Consultant for a variety of media companies and wanted to run his own business. He decided to take up a franchise. He explains: "Auditel’s business model is proven, robust, and lucrative. They have been established for a long period of time with full British Franchise Association (bfa) membership. The company's financial performance has been fantastic. The network has grown to over two hundred affiliates and the software and tools are exceptional!
“But above all, the real reason that I chose Auditel is because of their values and the culture of the organisation. It's a very, very important and daunting decision to make, but I never felt pressured. They actively encouraged me to look at all the other options, at the market and at the competition. The training was comprehensive, inspiring and an excellent foundation for client meetings and acquisition!”
Matt Sidwell, Auditel’s Network Development Director says: “If like Ali you are exploring ways to expand your horizon, drop in to meet us on Stand E280!”