New franchise event provides career opportunities for budding franchise owners

A new event will offer ambitious entrepreneurs even more opportunities to develop a thriving career as a franchise owner. The National Franchise Exhibition takes place on 24 & 25 February 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham, following the success of the well-established event in October each year.

Visitors can discuss prospects face to face with a range of franchise businesses covering a wide variety of sectors such as automotive, computing, travel, retail and food and drink.

The National Franchise Exhibition is the only franchise exhibition in Birmingham to be supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and it only allows franchise companies that have met the Association’s code of ethics to exhibit. Visitors can have confidence in the franchise opportunities available, as they are an ethical entity within the UK market.

Alongside the exhibitors are many exciting free features to provide visitors with a greater understanding of life as a franchise owner and the help they need to build a career running their own franchised business successfully.

The conference at The National Franchise Exhibition enables visitors to find out everything they need to know about franchising, from where to start, who to talk to, where to find advice and which franchise would best suit the budding franchise owner.

Experts from the British Franchise Association (bfa), members from the legal and finance professions, and business advisers will deliver valuable advice and guidance at the conference. Visitors can also attend informative seminars with a panel of industry leading experts including lawyers, bankers, consultants and franchisors. This includes exclusive seminars from the bfa exploring ‘Essential tips for franchising your business’, ‘Taking your first step into franchising’ and ‘Making franchising your future’.

The Franchise Starting Point is an important place to begin a visit to the show. Those who are new to the industry can gain answers to all their questions in one location and free one-to-one advice, in order to gather the information needed to make the most of their visit. Inspiring stories and anecdotes about making the move into franchising with be detailed at The Franchisee Panel with franchise owners passing on the benefit of their experience first-hand.

Exclusive to The National Franchise Exhibition are McDonald’s Open Sessions. Visitors can meet with McDonald’s team, gain a unique insight into one of the world’s biggest brands and find out if becoming a McDonald’s franchise is right for them. Presentations take place at 11am and 2pm on both days of the event and can be booked online at

Finally, those with a larger amount of liquid capital available to invest on a high return franchise can meet with franchised companies and explore interesting opportunities at the High Investment VIP Lounge sponsored by Platinum Property Partners and United Carpets.

To register for The National Franchise Exhibition, call +44 (0)844 257 8668 or visit Callers can purchase tickets by credit card for £10 each or £8 each for two or more in advance. Admission on the door is £15. However visitors can gain free admission by using the promotional code NFSBDD when registering at

The National Franchise Exhibition is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday 24 February and 4pm on Saturday 25 February 2012.