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The number of franchisee-owned businesses is increasing exponentially in the UK as more and more entrepreneurs cotton on to the benefits of being their own boss with the backing of an established brand.

On 17 & 18 February, potential business owners from across the UK will discover why the model is proving so popular at The National Franchise Exhibition. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, the event will showcase a huge variety of leading franchise brands including McDonald’s, Platinum Property Partners, Esquires Coffee, and number one global franchise and event sponsor Anytime Fitness.

Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss everything from work-life balance to predicted return on investment with franchisors. There will also be an extensive range of free educational resources to help attendees fully understand this lucrative industry.

If you have strong management and leadership skills, franchising gives you the freedom to be your own boss, while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly befall startups.

Claim your free ticket now using code BES2.

Helping You On Your Journey

Along with the huge range of leading franchises, professional advisors will be on hand to offer impartial guidance on every essential topic needed to build a successful business, from legal matters to finance.

The National Franchise Exhibition is exclusively supported by the industry’s sole regulatory body, the British Franchise Association (bfa). All exhibiting brands must prove to the bfa that they operate a viable and ethical business model, allowing visitors to explore the opportunities with peace of mind.

Visitors can also take advantage of a packed programme of educational seminars.

Growing Your Own Business Conference

Blog second right alignThe Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) Conference provides all the information and advice you need to successfully build and expand your business.

Inspirational entrepreneurs, including Steve Bartlett, founder and CEO of marketing agency Social Chain, and Angela Enright, founder of Huntleys Shoes will be discussing their stories of success during keynote presentations.

Over the two-day event, visitors can also attend interactive skills-based training workshops on PR, sales techniques, digital marketing, as well as a programme of talks tailored around the latest business trends.

Visit the BES team on the Growing Your Own Business Hub for one-to-one advice on starting your own business.

Whether you are considering investing in a franchise, or you already run a small business and need guidance to take it to the next level, the event will offer you a unique opportunity to learn from a wide range of experts.

To book free tickets (saving £10 on the door) visit and use code BES2.


Venue and opening times:

Hall 7



B40 1NT

Friday 17 February 2017: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 18 February 2017: 10am – 4pm