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Women franchise events 2017

In this section we have outlined events taking place in the UK that would be of interested to prospective and existing franchisees and franchisors. These events are run by third parties so please confirm exact information with them as may differ from what is included below.

Women in Franchising Conference 2017

Women in franchising conference 2017

Following four successful years, Women in Franchising returns for 2017. Taking place on Thursday 16th November, the conference has a packed agenda featuring keynote presentations, a panel discussion and speed sessions, all led by successful and inspirational women from franchising and beyond, Women in Franchising is your opportunity to share experiences, best practice and knowledge.

As this year’s theme is Create, Connect, Cultivate; creating a network to connect excellence in cultivating success; our speakers will delve into their business experiences and franchise know-how to help your business flourish!

Our keynote speaker wrapping everything up on the day will be the inspiration Dragon’s Den success story, inventor and author, Sharon Wright.

To find out more about what is happening on the day and to book a place, click here


bfa Prospective Franchisee Seminars

During this one day seminar, you will hear from the bfa on the important considerations and structure relating to franchising. You will be taken through some of the financial considerations of which you will need to be aware and you will hear from a bank about raising finance. A franchisee will also share with you their first-hand experiences about what it is like to be a franchisee and their experiences when they were starting the business. You will also hear about what franchisors look for and how they choose their franchisees. You will even be given an introduction to the franchise agreement, the document that sets out how the franchise will work and what you should expect. Anyone considering starting their own business will find this seminar vitally important.

  • 6th September - London
  • 8th November - Birmingham
  • 30th November - Guildford

Click here to find out more about what happens on the day, cost to attend and to book a place

bfa Prospective Franchisor Seminars

The seminars will help you to consider whether franchising is right for your business and understand the necessary skills and business culture required to be a successful franchise operation. As well as hearing from both a franchisee and a franchisor to gain their perspectives, you will gain further insight into the finance that needs to be raised and the importance of the franchise agreement; a document that will protect your business and allow you to operate effectively as a franchisor.

If you are unsure about whether franchising is right for your business or if you are looking to expand, develop or grow and have considered franchising as a method of doing so, this seminar will provide the clarification that you need.

  • 7th September - London
  • 7th November - Birmingham
  • 29th November - Guildford

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EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Events

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EWIF regional meetings

Throughout the year EWIF regional meetings are held across the UK (London, Bristol, Manchester, Norfolk and Surrey) allowing franchisors/ees and service suppliers to meet, network, discuss best practice and hear from a range of industry experts from experienced franchisors/ees to franchise legal specialists. Guests are invited to attend one meeting for free but are required to join EWIF to attend subsequent meetings.

  • Regional South – Wednesday1st November 2017
  • Regional London –   Thursday 12th October
  • Regional South-West – Friday 24th November
  • Regional Midlands – Wednesday 29th November
  • Regional East – New dates for 2018 to be confirmed shortly
  • Regional North West - New dates for 2018 to be confirmed shortly
  • Regional North East - Tuesday 12th November

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Franchise Exhibitions

  • October 13th & 14th 2017, The National Franchise Exhibition, Birmingham
  • February 16th & 17th 2018, The National Franchise Exhibition, Birmingham
  • March 9th & 10th 2018, The British and International Franchise Exhibition, London
  • June 22nd & 23rd 2018, The British Franchise Exhibition, Manchester

To find out more about who’s exhibiting and seminars taking place at each event, click here