The British Franchise Exhibition | 16 & 17 June | EventCity, Manchester The keynote speakers
Listen to first-hand experiences of inspiring entrepreneurs and gain invaluable insights into what it takes to build a successful business.
Friday 16 June 13:45 – 14:15 | Keynote
McDonald’s: a progressive burger company Abel Campos
Head of Franchising McDonald’s UK
Abel was appointed Head of Franchising & Field Services for McDonald’s UK in 2016, following a successful 20-year career with the brand spanning operations and franchising.
He joined the business in 1995, progressing from a local restaurant team to overseeing a number of restaurants as a consultant in the region.
Abel worked in a number of national Saturday 17 June 13:00 – 13:30 | Keynote
Building brands to shift industries: today, tomorrow, the future Linzi Boyd
Founder The Bob Group
Linzi Boyd is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and author of the best-selling book ‘Brand Famous: How to get everyone talking about your business’.
Her third business, the Surgery Group – a full service communication agency specialising in lifestyle brands – has earned a stellar reputation for elevating some of the country’s most famous high street names.
By the age of 24, Linzi had founded and sold two successful businesses, setting the tone for her future career.
Today, as founder of The BoB Group and Midas, she works in the enterprise market, taking company owners on a journey to grow, fund and exit their business. The BoB School teaches early-stage entrepreneurs how to create a famous brand and get ready for funding.
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and regional roles throughout his time with McDonald’s, and before his current appointment held the position of director of franchising in the southern region, responsible for ensuring high standards of support and operational excellence across his group.
Abel now heads up the UK franchising strategy, field services and oversees the recruitment of new franchisees.
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