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The British Franchise Exhibition Preview


...and a change of career? Dreaming of your own business?


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“Franchising continues to demonstrate its tenacity and ambition as a stable, sustainable and proven route to business ownership. Even over the past few years of economic uncertainty we have seen further growth in the franchising industry with the creation of more new businesses and jobs.” Brian Smart, Director General of the bfa


If you are considering a career change or thinking about owning your own business, you will need all the help, advice and support you can get.


A visit to The British Franchise Exhibition is an event no budding business owner can afford to miss. Take advantage of a packed programme of free interactive features and informative seminars, covering every aspect of franchising. A wide range of franchise brands from all sectors of business will be on display, providing the perfect opportunity to chat to the franchisors and find out more about the business.


Franchise Starting Point What is franchising? Where should you begin? What questions should you ask? How much money do you need?


Take advantage of the FREE educational features Careers Clinic


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If you’ve reached that stage in life where you feel ready to make a fresh start and enjoy a better quality of life, think about a move into franchising and you’ll be in good company.


Have all your questions answered in one location before your hunt for that perfect business begins. Meet industry experts, consultants, lawyers, bankers and franchisors for free one-to- one advice.


Franchisee Panel Hear inspiring stories from people who have taken up franchising


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Redundancy, retirement or disillusionment with your job are all sound reasons for pursuing a change of career where you are in the driving seat, running your own business. If you need help defining your talents and abilities and identify your personal goals and abilities a visit to the Careers Clinic at The British Franchise Exhibition will help. Career experts will help you benchmark your skills and discuss your options to give you a clear, focused and realistic career plan.


Each Panel Session will include franchisees from a range of companies and sectors, all with their own experiences to draw on, and ready to answer those all important questions, such as ‘How does being a franchisee differ from being an employee?’, ‘Do you have any regrets?’, ‘How have you fared during the recession?’, and ‘Are you making as much money as you expected?’


Franchisee Panels take place at 13:15 on both days.


McDonald’s Open Sessions Once again, McDonald’s will be holding Franchisee Recruitment Open Sessions exclusively on-site at The British Franchise Exhibition.


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Children’s Activity Centre A day at The British Franchise Exhibition can be fun for the whole family!


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Finding the right business opportunity that fits around your family can be tricky; so we’ve teamed up with The Creation Station to support families and parents who want to investigate the work-life balance opportunities that running your own franchise can bring.


Always hands-on, running a McDonald’s franchise is hard but highly rewarding work. McDonald’s are looking for franchisees with a hard working and hands-on approach to running a customer-orientated business. Meet with McDonald’s staff and gain a unique insight into being part of one of the world’s biggest brands. Learn more about their first-class franchisee training programme – and find out if becoming a McDonald’s franchisee is right for you.


Open Sessions take place at 11:00 & 14:00 on both days.


Bring your kids to the Children’s Activity Centre and enjoy a fun and stress-free experience with them whilst you or your partner takes the opportunity to discover more about franchising.


Keynote speakers


Listen to first-hand experiences from inspiring entrepreneurs at the top of their field, who can provide you with invaluable tips to help you towards running or growing your own business.


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