On Friday 22nd September the first in a series of brand new franchise showcases will take place at Exeter Racecourse. Franchise Local 2You comprises six small, free-to-attend exhibitions taking place in convenient well-known venues around the country. Franchise Local 2You is the latest brainchild of Mr Franchise, a growing advice service that offers independent guidance and assistance to people searching for their perfect business opportunity.
Up to 20 successful and established franchisors will be participating in all six showcases. These local shows are being held in areas where franchisees are actively needed. So, for anyone who has been considering running their own business, this is a tremendous opportunity to discover the lucrative franchised business brands that are “on their doorstep”.
As of January 2016 franchising contributed £15.1 billion to the UK economy, an increase of 46% over the past 10 years. 621,000 people in the UK are employed in franchising, of which 321,000 are full-time (an increase of 70% over the past 10 years). Many overseas companies are now also opening franchises in the UK.
Iain Martin, Founder of Mr Franchise, said: “we are proud to announce the launch of Franchise Local 2You, a not-for-profit roadshow designed to bring together franchisors and franchise-seekers. We feel that the larger national shows don’t always cater for people in more regional areas. Also, by bringing well-established franchisors out to meet potential franchisees, it will remove any pressure, leading to relaxed, positive discussions. We’re excited to see positive outcomes for people as a result of their introduction to getting a glimpse into the thriving world of franchising”.
In addition to the opportunity to meet with the franchisors, there will be a series of free, informative ‘pop-up’ seminars available to all visitors. Furthermore, with no conflicting brands at Franchise Local 2You, franchisors have committed to creating a referral network. Finally, the Mr Franchise team of experts will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and a matchmaking service through an on-site Support Clinic.
Franchise Local 2You showcases will be held on 22nd September 2017 (at Exeter Racecourse), 3rd November 2017 (at Towcester Racecourse), 26th January 2018, 9th February 2018, 20th April 2018 and 8th June 2018. Exhibitors already confirmed include 3degrees Social, Concept Building Solutions, DreamDoors, Filta Fry, Greensleeves, Molly Maid, Rainbow International, Recognition Express, Techclean and Tutor Doctor. For more information please visit the website http://www.franchiselocal2you.co.uk.