The International Franchise Show, Britain’s biggest franchise expo, is returning to ExCeL, London on the 1st & 2nd October 2021. The show will play host to over 10,000 entrepreneurs and potential franchisees looking to purchase franchise brands or franchise their existing enterprise. This is the UK’s largest, free franchise event to take place in the last 12 years with over 250 exhibitors, 60 seminars, 1-2-1 personal advice, interactive features, expert guidance and more. Visitors can expect to explore a range of well-known industry brands from the UK and across the globe. Exhibitors are conveniently located in marked out pavilions including a new franchise zone where potential franchisees will have the opportunity to seek out the ‘next big thing’.
Also new for 2021, is the Supplier Zone, dedicated to providing essential franchise services and support. Running alongside the show are interactive and educational masterclasses and a new and improved seminar agenda which is free for attendees. Masterclasses from Exela, ActionCOACH and Accentia will cover everything from lead generation, franchise planning and business coaching. The free seminar programme presents a wide range of topics including financing and funding a franchise, ‘How to Franchise your Business’ workshops and firsthand testimonials from franchisees who’ve already embarked on their journey. This year’s keynote speakers include McDonald’s, Xero, Paul Scully (The Minister for Small Business), Bodystreet UK and Mathsnasium. The show is sponsored by Xero, cloud-based accounting software.
Glen Foster, Director of Small Business and Accounting Partners at Xero UK, said: "We're excited to be sponsoring this year's International Franchise Show. The last year has been one of the toughest on record for businesses, but their resilience and adaptability has been remarkable. This event is all about supporting and celebrating small businesses across the UK - something that we've been focussed on at Xero and is more important than ever as we enter the next phase of economic recovery.”
Tickets to attend the show are completely free. Please register via the website.