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 inspiring 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 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.
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