It’s time to be your own boss!
Find out more about running your own business with the support of an established brand at the UK’s flagship franchise exhibition. Free tickets are available using code NEC1.
Meet 100+ dynamic franchise brands from all business sectors, including food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care, and property.
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 are genuine business format franchises.
Choose from 60+ free presentations and connect with a community of leading professional advisers, including the bfa, financial experts and franchise consultants.
Free business skills workshops
Take advantage of free interactive training workshops from key industry professionals during the Growing Your Own Business conference.
Unleash your inner entrepreneur at The National Franchise Exhibition.
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Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 3 miles from the NEC offers affordable luxury. Socialise in the Open Lobby, dine in the Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and arrive using the free shuttle service.
Only a short walk to Hall 3 with 170 parking spaces. Breakfast and wifi is included in rooms up to 3 adults. Full menu is available until 10pm followed by snacks. Full bar service.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
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.Discover more
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.Discover more
Looking for concerts, shows or sporting events? Situated at the NEC site, the Genting Arena is home to world class music and live shows.More
Resorts World Birmingham Home to restaurants like TGI Friday’s, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. You’ll find real ales at The World Bar and cocktails and sushi at The Sky Bar too, plus outlet shopping with discounts of up to 70% off RRP, just walking distance of the NEC Halls.More