The National Franchise Exhibition

13 - 14 Oct 2017

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Unleash your inner entrepreneur

Find out more about running your own business with the support of an established brand at the UK’s flagship franchise exhibition. Free tickets available using code NEC1.

Top brands

Meet dynamic franchise brands from all business sectors, including food & drink, home-based, fitness, low cost, care, and property. The event is sponsored by Anytime Fitness: number one global franchise as voted by Entrepreneur Franchise 500.

Franchise opportunities you can trust

The event is exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) - the industry’s governing body - which ensures that all exhibiting brands have proven they are viable and ethical.

Expert advice

Be inspired by over 40 free presentations and connect with a community of professional advisers, including the bfa, legal and financial experts and consultants.

Free business skills workshops
Take advantage of interactive training workshops during the Growing Your Own Business Conference.










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Parking at The NEC

We have over 16,500 parking spaces at the NEC, which means less time searching for a spot and more time enjoying the show.

Preferred Hotel Partner

Best Western Plus Manor NEC Birmingham is a luxury hotel where excellence comes as standard. Set in the heart of the English countryside, yet just minutes away from the NEC.

Hotels at The NEC

From luxury resorts to simple rooms to please, you’ll find a host of hotels right on our doorstep. Head to our Visitors page to view your nearest options.

Food & Drink The NEC

When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.

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Visiting The NEC

Popping in for a visit? Need to book a hotel? Head to our Visiting Us page for parking details, handy directions and to scope out all the bargains at Resorts World.

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Avis Car & Van Rental

Avis is the official car and van rental partner to The NEC offering all event goers up to 15% off car hire and 10% off van hire anywhere in the UK.

Virgin Trains

Travel to your NEC event with Virgin Trains and we’ll give you 25% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.

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Resorts World Birmingham A whole range of bars, restaurants shops and more all within walking distance of the NEC Halls.