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The National Franchise Exhibition

16 - 17 Feb 2018
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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.

Top brands

Meet 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 have proven they are viable and ethical.  

Expert advice

Be inspired by over 40 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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Preferred Hotel Partner

Best Western Plus Manor NEC Birmingham is a luxury hotel where excellence comes as standard. Situated just minutes from the NEC, yet set in the English countryside, the hotel boasts a fabulous Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse, private meeting and dining options. We welcome guests, visiting the NEC, from all over the world and hope you will be next to experience out wonderful hospitality.

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.

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.

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