It’s time to be your own boss!
Find out how you could run your own business with the support of an established brand at the UK’s flagship franchise exhibition. Free tickets are available using code NEC1, saving £15 on the door.
Meet 100+ inspiring franchise brands from all business sectors, including food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care and property. Get to know the teams behind brands like McDonald’s, Kare Plus and Platinum Property Partners.
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 industry experts, including the bfa, finance providers and franchise consultants.
Whether you are completely new to the world of franchising, or a seasoned franchisee, the exhibition has something to offer everyone.
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.Discover More
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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 20% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.Discover more
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.
Looking for concerts, shows or sporting events? Situated at the NEC site, the Resorts World Arena is home to world class music and live shows.More
Resorts World Birmingham The place to wind down. Home to a broad range of places to eat and drink, from favourites like Miller & Carter and Zizzi to somewhere a little more special like Sky by Waters, plus a little shopping at outlet prices from brands like Levi’s, Nike and Next. Just a few minutes’ walk form NEC Halls 1-5.More