Irish Franchise Association to host Ulster Bank Franchise Expo and Awards in 2010

The Irish Franchise Association has announced it will host the Ulster Bank Franchise Expo and awards 2010 on Friday19th and Saturday 20th of February 2010 at Croke Park, Dublin. The exhibition will open from 10am to 6pm on both days while the black-tie awards ceremony is to take place on the Friday evening in the Hospitality suite.

Chairman of the Irish Franchise Association David Killeen commented: "With the support of Ulster Bank we can promote franchising to a new level while delivering tangible benefits to our membership. The response from the sector to this initiative has been very favourable. The exhibition provides a cost effective opportunity in the current climate for franchisors to attract and recruit suitable franchise owners."

The exhibition will feature guest speakers, seminars on franchising and exhibitors from the franchise sector. While the categories for the awards ceremony, will include: Franchise of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Best Emerging Franchise and Franchise Person of the Year.

Managing Director of Business Banking ROI, Ulster Bank Declan Fitzgerald said; "The importance of providing support to businesses in the current environment cannot be underestimated. It is our job to provide solid advice, appropriate financial support, and a robust service to franchise owners and indeed to all our business customers. We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Irish Franchise Association. The Expo and Awards provides us with a great opportunity to highlight our support in this sector and also to recognise and reward outstanding entrepreneurs."

For more information, please download the information pack for the Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Association EXPO & Awards 2010.