Opportunities Galore

The British & International Franchise Exhibition, taking place at Olympia, London Friday 24th & Saturday 25th March, is the place to find inspiration and hundreds of business ideas and opportunities from around the world.

From management franchises, consultancy and recruitment to food and drink, health and fitness, cleaning and automotive repairs, the huge choice of franchises available at the exhibition covers a vast range of business sectors, giving you the opportunity to find the business that is the ideal match for your interests and skills.

Over 200 companies are exhibiting at the event including BB's Coffee & Muffins, Car Medic, Cartridge World, Deli France, Dent Wizard, Dyno-Rod, Filta Group, Kumon Educational, Minuteman Press, Snappy Snaps, Snap-On-Tools and many more.

The British & International Franchise Exhibition also includes a unique International Pavilion featuring a range of global opportunities from companies looking to expand into the UK.

Meet Face-to-Face With Inspirational Franchisees The exhibition, sponsored by the British Franchise Association (bfa), The Daily Mail, Business Franchise, Franchise World and Sherrards Solicitors, offers entrepreneurs the chance to meet directors of many leading franchise operators face-to-face all under one roof. Visitors can also speak with established franchisees from many different companies and ask about the reality of working with a particular franchisor and its products.

Free Insightful Events The bfa runs free seminars throughout the event. These seminars, which feature a series of high-profile speakers from the UK franchise industry, will advise on all of the issues involved with running a franchised business.

The Exhibitor Presentation Theatre is the perfect place to learn about franchises by listening to the founders of leading companies and find out about their inspirations and concepts. iSold it, a new and exciting exhibitor at the event, is a nationwide chain of drop off stores that makes it easy for anyone to sell items on eBay. Customers simply visit one of the iSold it stores with an item they'd like to sell, and iSold it do the rest. iSold it professionally photographs the item, writes descriptive copy about it, and lists it on eBay. They also take care of payment collection, packing and shipping and customer service. And after the item sells, they send the customer a cheque.

The Master Franchise Conference, being held on the 24th, is Europe's leading Master Franchise Conference for individuals seriously looking to grow a successful business. Furthermore, on the first evening of the exhibition, 24th March, the first ever Franchise Marketing Awards are taking place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London.

The Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference The Growing Your Own Business Exhibition features companies that offer advice to SMEs and can help established businesses to develop and grow. The exhibition is supported by a free conference, with seminars providing practical advice and information on all aspects of growing a business.