Free admission to National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC

Budding entrepreneurs will find the perfect opportunity to research and develop new careers at The National Franchise Exhibition.

NFE at the NECFollowing its successful spring launch last year, the event will take place on 22 & 23 February 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.

With a vast choice of franchise opportunities, a comprehensive free conference and seminar programme, plus expert advice, the exhibition provides all the information that a prospective franchisee needs.

The wide range of franchise businesses to consider covers sectors such as home improvement, computing, finance, retail and food and drink.  These include McDonald’s, Plug and Play Designs, Chemex International, Auditel, Kare Plus and Cash Generator, with many more major names to follow.

Visitors can have full confidence in the franchise opportunities available as The National Franchise Exhibition is the only franchise exhibition in Birmingham supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa), meaning only franchise companies that have met the bfa’s code of ethics are allowed to exhibit.

New for 2013 is the introduction of an appointment system, where visitors can pre-book appointments with their chosen exhibitors through  This allows visitors to make the most of their experience at the event by planning the time to discuss opportunities and ask questions.

Alongside the many varied exhibitors is a range of exciting free features providing insightful and valuable information and advice. These include the popular Real Franchise Stories where existing franchisees share their experiences, and the Finance Clinic where experts provide guidance on financing a franchise and writing a business plan (your application to the bank). At the High Investment VIP Lounge, potential franchisees with a greater amount of capital to invest can meet with relevant franchise businesses to network and explore interesting opportunities. Other features such as the Careers Clinic and the Children’s Activity Centre will also prove valuable to visitors.

A comprehensive conference, with seminars such as ‘An Introduction to Franchising’, features experts from the British Franchise Association (bfa), members from the legal and finance professions and business advisers delivering valuable advice and guidance.

To register for The National Franchise Exhibition, call +44 (0)844 257 8668 or via the website

Admission on the door is £15, however visitors can gain free admission by using the promotional code DDB13 when pre-registering at

The National Franchise Exhibition is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday 22 February and 4pm on Saturday 23 February 2013.

For the latest news and updates about The National Franchise Exhibition, follow the exhibition on Twitter at, join The Franchise Exhibitions Group on LinkedIn or become a fan of the FranchiseInfo group on Facebook.

Readers are advised to seek professional advice before making an investment in a franchise.

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