The National Franchise Exhibition open as planned Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March
A message from the organisers "We would like to reassure visitors and exhibitors that The National Franchise Exhibition is going ahead as planned this week and will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. We continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely and the guidelines set by the UK government. The wellbeing of everyone visiting and working at the event is our top priority and additional safety measures are in place as a precaution. We look forward to welcoming you to the event!"
A new year and a new career with a franchise
Entrepreneurs will be able to explore franchise brands across a range of sectors at the event, including fitness, food and drink, care, education and property and enjoy face-to-face discussions with the teams behind names including Tutor Doctor and Visiting Angels.
Visitors can choose from a programme of over 40 free presentations, attend the bfa Real Franchise Stories panel sessions for a Q&A with existing franchisees and receive valuable one-to-one guidance with legal, financial and career planning professionals.
A Low-cost Showcase will focus on franchises with investment levels starting from under £10,000, while the Vehicle-based Showcase includes brands where franchisees are out on the road and in control of their work schedules.
Every exhibiting brand is assessed and accredited by the British Franchise Association (bfa), providing the assurance that every opportunity at the event has an established track record and a proven business format franchise.
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