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 the UK’s leading franchise brands from all business sectors, including food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care and property and discover the right opportunity for you.
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 a packed programme of 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!
Drive In events are rolling back up to the NEC this Spring. Enjoy a whole host of classic movies at the Luna Drive In Cinema who are bringing the best in big screen entertainment. Or why not join the Car Park Party as they present the ultimate family Drive In theatre experience with David Walliams' Billionaire Boy & Horrible Histories live on stage.
Due to attend an event with us? We can't wait to welcome you back to our safe and secure venue and reconnect you with the events you love! In preparation for your return, we've made sure our new Venue Protect measures are in place ready for your visit.
Arriving by car? Remember to pre-book your parking to save money and avoid payment queues on the day so you have more time to spend at the event. Pre-pay is available in our standard & disabled public car parks.Book now
Make the most of your upcoming visit to the NEC. From booking your hotel, sorting out travel, pre-booking your parking or scoping out the excitement that awaits across the NEC campus, our visiting us page has everything covered.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.
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