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  1. Theatre Four
    Expanding a home-based business to achieve worldwide expansion across 40 countries is a significant journey that requires careful strategic planning and execution. Although the statement is quite broad, there are key steps and strategies that can be employed to achieve successful international expansion. For instance, listening to Helen's story can provide valuable insights into the key factors to consider and the necessary steps to take when expanding a business internationally. Helen Doron Educational Group in 2023, boasts Master franchisees for over twenty-five years, and 80% of her franchisees have been with her for over ten years, making Helen's journey a great reference point for anyone looking to expand their business globally.
  2. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    In this short session, Mike shares his top 5 tips on what it takes to be a successful franchisee, how to navigate the choices you’ll need to make to find the right franchise for you. Sharing what it will take to allow you to change your life for the better, ultimately leading to owning a rewarding and successful business that will set you and your family up for life.
  3. Keynote Theatre One

     

    From fast food restaurants to organic food delivery, the choice of franchise opportunities is extensive. Investing is a significant decision and understanding how to thoroughly evaluate each opportunity is essential. This seminar aims to help you assess whether franchising is right for you; and if so how to go about choosing the right brand – and, crucially, what you should be expecting from an ethical franchisor, in return for your investment.

  4. Theatre Four

    This seminar will examine the steps that franchisors and franchisees can take to make their businesses more valuable when they prepare to sell these businesses.  These steps include understanding what buyers are looking for, preparing the company for sale, identifying potential buyers, and key requirements to close a successful transaction.

  5. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    We will look at the journey of going Internationally and how to effectively choose the right markets for your brand and what to expect along the way.
  6. Keynote Theatre One

    Tutor Doctor is a well-established business model that has been helping students since the year 2000.
    We started franchising in 2008. Since then, we have expanded to over 760+ franchised territories in 16 countries. 

    Simply put, we make private tutoring professional. Tutor Doctor specializes in helping students achieve their
    academic and personal goals through individualized, in-home and online tutoring!

  7. Keynote Theatre One

    Tutor Doctor is a well-established business model that has been helping students since the year 2000.
    We started franchising in 2008. Since then, we have expanded to over 760+ franchised territories in 16 countries. 

    Simply put, we make private tutoring professional. Tutor Doctor specializes in helping students achieve their academic and
    personal goals through individualized, in-home and online tutoring!

  8. Theatre Six

    Explore the dynamic world of home care in this presentation where I delve into strategies for financial success intertwined with ethical principles.
    Discover how mastering the delicate balance between growth, community engagement, and ethical business practices can accelerate the growth of your
    home care business. Join me for valuable insights that empower you to navigate the complexities of the care sector, ensuring not only financial
    prosperity but also a positive impact on the lives of those you care for.

     

  9. Theatre Six

    Explore the dynamic world of home care in this presentation where I delve into strategies for financial success intertwined with ethical principles.
    Discover how mastering the delicate balance between growth, community engagement, and ethical business practices can accelerate the growth of your
    home care business. Join me for valuable insights that empower you to navigate the complexities of the care sector, ensuring not only financial prosperity but also a
    positive impact on the lives of those you care for.

  10. Theatre Four

    Discover the keys to selecting your ideal franchise. From assessing your skills to understanding market trends.
    We will explore key considerations that guide a successful franchise decision and you will gain insights into the intricate process of
    finding a business opportunity that aligns with your goals, ensuring a rewarding and sustainable entrepreneurial journey into franchising.

  11. Theatre Four

    Discover the keys to selecting your ideal franchise. From assessing your skills to understanding market trends.
    We will explore key considerations that guide a successful franchise decision and you will gain insights into the intricate process of
    finding a business opportunity that aligns with your goals, ensuring a rewarding and sustainable entrepreneurial journey into franchising.

  12. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us not just on a global level but also in our local communities. We are proud to work with our dedicated Franchisees who make up 91% of restaurant ownership across more than 1400 restaurants within the UK and Ireland.
  13. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us not just on a global level but also in our local communities. We are proud to work with our dedicated Franchisees who make up 91% of restaurant ownership across more than 1400 restaurants within the UK and Ireland.
  14. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us not just on a global level but also in our local communities. We are proud to work with our dedicated Franchisees who make up 91% of restaurant ownership across more than 1400 restaurants within the UK and Ireland.
  15. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and serving billions of customers each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us not just on a global level but also in our local communities. We are proud to work with our dedicated Franchisees who make up 91% of restaurant ownership across more than 1400 restaurants within the UK and Ireland.
  16. Theatre Three

    Get an insight into what franchisors are looking for in their future franchise partners
    from a panel of industry experts that sit on the other side of the table.

  17. Keynote Theatre One

    Hear directly from FSB about the benefits of membership. The FSB has been around for exactly 50 years supporting around 150,000
    small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.  FSB is the leading business representative organisation and no other small business
    organisation provides the breadth of services, support and advice.

  18. Theatre Three
    In the world of franchising, customer service is incredibly important. It helps with customer retention to build brand trust and loyalty.
    Find out the key staples of excellent customer service and how to keep your clients coming back for more in this panel discussion.
  19. Theatre Six
    Explore how a global tech firm bridges the gap between what a small business needs and big corporates provide, revolutionising IT services. Uncover the key elements—service excellence, standardisation, and predictability—that give small businesses the comfort of big company support. Join us as we reveal a disruptive solution for growth, transforming the IT landscape for small enterprises and propelling them towards success.
  20. Theatre Six
    Join us at the International Franchise Show to learn how your business can optimise its spending and reveal untapped cost-saving opportunities. We'll reveal pathways to illuminate hidden expenses and revolutionise your business’ expenditure by identifying actionable areas for cash flow improvement. Experience a new perspective on spend management, empowering your company's growth and long-term success.
  21. Theatre Four
    Join us at the International Franchise Show to learn how your business can optimise its spending and reveal untapped cost-saving opportunities. We'll reveal pathways to illuminate hidden expenses and revolutionise your business’ expenditure by identifying actionable areas for cash flow improvement. Experience a new perspective on spend management, empowering your company's growth and long-term success.
  22. Keynote Theatre One
    In this seminar, John Preston details his journey from a successful career in investment banking to becoming a franchisee and then UK master franchisee for Mathnasium, sharing lessons learned and insight for those looking to make the leap into franchising.
  23. Theatre Six
    Winning awards takes preparation and skill. And that’s assuming you’re entering the right ones to begin with.
    Find out why you should be participating in awards; how to create submissions that will stand out to the judges and how to
    leverage your PR and marketing activity throughout the process. This session is for franchisees (new and old),
    franchisors and anyone in the industry who wants to get their brand noticed! 
  24. Theatre Four
    This program will include a high-level discussion of the issues that EU-based franchisors must consider before expanding into the United States or other international jurisdictions. Panelists will discuss potential structures for expansion within the U.S. and the regulatory obligations associated with each, how to identify the correct market, considerations for selecting qualified partner(s), the importance of stakeholder buy-in, and the top five challenges faced by international franchisors entering the U.S. market. 
  25. Keynote Theatre One
    Join Andrew, Board Advisor at NGI Franchise Funding and Ex-Head of Franchise at HSBC Bank interview 2 successful franchise owners whose portfolio include Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee, Domino’s, M&S and KFC. Find out about their journey, challenges they faced and how they are doing now.
  26. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    How to franchise your business and recruit the best franchisees
  27. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    How to franchise your business and recruit the best franchisees.
  28. Theatre Four
    Are you ready to grow your brand overseas? What are the key considerations?
  29. Theatre Six

    This seminar will explore the key legal and HR issues for franchises, which will include a review of the best possible franchise agreement for both the franchisor and franchisee, an update in the law on franchises, key points on commercial property leases, employment contracts, terms and conditions, using contractors and the impact of IR35 on your business. This seminar will teach you how to best protect your franchise. 

  30. Theatre Three
    Experts will be spelling out the different franchise models that can be created and invested in and the essentials that come with them.
    Don’t miss out on this key discussion for those just starting out.
  31. Keynote Theatre One
    In today's busy world, captivating and engaging your workforce is crucial. Embrace a growth mindset to invigorate your team.
    Join our seminar to discover its transformative potential.
  32. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    The NHS is one of the biggest employers in the World. Billions have been invested in the NHS budget and
    there are enough opportunities for entrepreneurs to have thriving business with the NHS.
  33. Theatre Three
    Discover the secrets to building a future-proof business with Scott, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. In this enlightening talk, Scott shares invaluable insights on visionary planning, market mastery, tax efficiency, profitability, risk mitigation, diversification, networking, innovation, work-life balance, and sustainability. Learn how to craft a business that not only survives but thrives, all while achieving financial success and a harmonious work-life balance.
  34. Theatre Six
    There are several myths and hindering thoughts that many business owners and management teams have when they are considering using
    franchising to grow their business. Patrick Burge of Lime Licensing Group has helped lots of businesses grow in lots of ways, including franchising.

    In this seminar Patrick addresses the 5 most common hindering thoughts around franchising a business and explains in plain English how you might consider them,
    and how you might understand them better in order to make an informed decision about whether franchising is the right route for you to grow your business.
  35. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    There are several myths and hindering thoughts that many business owners and management teams have when they are considering using
    franchising to grow their business. Patrick Burge of Lime Licensing Group has helped lots of businesses grow in lots of ways, including franchising.
    In this seminar Patrick addresses the 5 most common hindering thoughts around franchising a business and explains in plain English how you might consider them,
    and how you might understand them better in order to make an informed decision about whether franchising is the right route for you to grow your business.
  36. Theatre Four

    Green Shield Group offers a first-of-its-kind solar and renewable technology franchise opportunity in the UK. A complete turn-key delivery solution in which franchisees can choose their level of involvement, focus solely on new business development or become a managed installation partner in our group. 

     

    Green Shield Group provides clients with fully managed and delivered technologies such as Solar PV, Battery Storage, EV Charging, Voltage Optimisation, Energy Monitoring and ESOS/GHG Protocol Implementation.

  37. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants

    "'Building Strong Foundations: Nurturing the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship from Day One.' This event is designed to provide valuable strategies and best practices for fostering a positive and collaborative partnership between franchisors and franchisees right from the start. Learn how to establish a solid foundation, cultivate trust, and navigate challenges effectively, ultimately leading to a successful and mutually beneficial business relationship.."

  38. Keynote Theatre One
    The Adult Social Care Sector has rarely been out of the media in the past 3 years. From clapping for carers during the pandemic to the often discussed shortages
    in care staff. The demand for care however is greater now than it has ever been. When demand outstrips supply something has to give.
  39. Keynote Theatre One
    The Adult Social Care Sector has rarely been out of the media in the past 3 years. From clapping for carers during the pandemic to the often discussed
    shortages in care staff. The demand for care however is greater now than it has ever been. When demand outstrips supply something has to give.
  40. Keynote Theatre One
    Amidst a global mental health crisis, join this seminar where I'll unveil my journey from debt and personal mental health struggles to spearheading a multi-million-pound business and a global mental health movement. Discover how I navigated rock bottom to establish workshops for schools and workplaces, shedding light on trauma and enhancing mental wellbeing. Gain invaluable insights, both personal and professional, as we explore the transformative power of resilience and entrepreneurship in fostering a global ripple effect.
  41. Theatre Three
    If you’re interested in growing your franchise globally and expanding into international territory, this is the panel discussion for you.
    Find out how you can make the move and prepare to go overseas while avoiding the common pitfalls faced.
  42. Theatre Three

    This discussion delves into the deeply personal stories of entrepreneurs in the
    children's franchising industry. Find out what challenges and setbacks the entrepreneurs face, highlighting their resilience and determination to stay focused on their goals despite obstacles. From financial hurdles to operational complexities, we offer insights into overcoming adversity while staying true to one's vision.

  43. Theatre Three
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  44. Theatre Three

    Dive into a treasure trove of insights where the characteristics of successful children's-focused franchises will be unravelled.
    The discussion will explore the benefits and challenges of the franchise operation and provide tailored advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Join and embark on a journey where business meets joy, and every child's smile is a testament to your success!

  45. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    Nigel Dawson has a formidable background in franchising gained working with numerous blue chip brands.
    In 2017, he co-founded easyStorage to disrupt the £1.2 billion UK self-storage market. With UK coverage at 80%,
    the business has added drive-up container storage to their offering. At the heart of the success is innovative technology.

    Nigel shares insight into what makes a successful franchise and how to avoid the common pitfalls.
  46. Theatre Three
    Discover the benefits in our seminar of running an operating from home franchise. Learn about the flexibility, low overhead costs, and scalability of this thriving business model. Join us to explore how you can achieve work-life balance and financial prosperity with controllable overheads. Don't miss out—register now!"
  47. Theatre Six

    Are you considering diversifying your investments and entering the fitness & leisure industry? Learn about industry growth year over year and the positive impact of the pandemic on the fitness industry. Discover what to look for when evaluating a franchise opportunity and what questions to ask to determine if fitness is the right fit for your future.

  48. Keynote Theatre One
    Half (50%) of independent small businesses fail within the first five years, and two-thirds (66%) fail within ten years, compared to the success rate in franchising at between 80-90%, it is easy to see why franchising has become a popular way for people to enter business ownership. Find out how to be successful as a franchisee
  49. Theatre Six
    Half (50%) of independent small businesses fail within the first five years, and two-thirds (66%) fail within ten years, compared to the success rate in franchising at between 80-90%, it is easy to see why franchising has become a popular way for people to enter business ownership. Find out how to be successful as a franchisee
  50. Theatre Three

    Look into the exciting world of children's entertainment and explore the trends, innovations, and strategies shaping the future of the industry. The experts will provide the ultimate guide to understanding children's franchises and developing them with up-and-coming trends in mind.

  51. Theatre Two - Sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants
    Starting a franchise is exciting, filled with visions of future success and growth. Yet, one of the critical steps in this journey, finding the right commercial space, can also be one of the most challenging. Recognising the perfect location is crucial, but often, the path to securing it isn't clear. In this seminar, James Brown of JBrown International will aim to demystify this process. He will provide practical insights and advice to help you navigate the search for your commercial space effectively.
  52. Theatre Six
    Find out why travel should be the sector for your next franchise opportunity and hear first hand from the Director of Membership Services and Team of the Global Travel Group on how the consortia can support a business to flourish.
  53. Theatre Six

    How to evaluate an international franchise brand that you are considering acquiring franchise rights for in the UK.

    What to look for in the brand and how you should evaluate yourself as a potential franchisee.

  54. Theatre Four
    Join Stuart Harley, CEO of ComputerXplorers, as he delves into the intricacies of franchise ownership. Drawing from his firsthand experience as both a franchisee and franchisor, Stuart will unveil the essential criteria for selecting the ideal franchise partner. In this hands-on seminar, gain practical insights and expert advice to guide your journey towards franchise success.
  55. Theatre Four
    Explore the journey from managing one unit to scaling up to multiple units. In this session, you will learn essential insights on leadership, structural dynamics, financing, and administrative support crucial for successful expansion. Gain actionable strategies from industry leaders to propel your business growth effectively.
  56. Theatre Four
    Join United Carpets and Beds’ Julie Taylor, alongside James Heery and Grant Driver of Reputation, as they discuss United’s CX journey over the last 6 months, and their challenges for 2024 and beyond. United Carpets and Beds is the UK's largest franchised flooring and bed retailer, and Julie in her role as Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for the CX programmes and digital marketing at the group.
  57. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    This education session is designed to provide aspiring franchisees and entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the key attributes and qualifications that top US franchise brands look for in international franchisee candidates. Discover the criteria that US franchise brands consider when selecting international franchisee candidates, including financial requirements, business experience, and market understanding.
  58. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    The franchise model allows entrepreneurs to ‘be in business for themselves but not by themselves’. Providing a proven concept, brand recognition, and business support, purchasing a franchise eliminates the enormous burdens of launching a business fromscratch. There are, however, key elements to consider when choosing the industry, brand and structure that best fits your ownership vision. This session provides insight into the critical questions and tangible research needed to make the best franchise decision for you.
  59. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    From critical decisions to employee relations, successful business owners display key attributes of great leadership. Mastering the art of collaboration, delegation, relationship-building and inspiration are among the traits required for today’s leaders to prioritize and manage time, lead projects, shape strategies, develop talent, and achieve success. Learn from proven leaders about ways they have built strong teams, inclusive work environments, established effective communication, positive collaboration, and inspired team growth to achieve national and global company excellence.
  60. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    The US represents a vibrant market for brands looking to expand. Explore the opportunities and challenges of taking your UK franchise brand to the US market. This education session is designed to provide franchise owners, brand managers, and international development managers with an understanding of the process, best practices, and key considerations for successfully launching and establishing a UK franchise brand in the US.
  61. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    This education session is designed to provide aspiring franchisees and entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the key attributes and qualifications that top US franchise brands look for in international franchisee candidates. Discover the criteria that US franchise brands consider when selecting international franchisee candidates, including financial requirements, business experience, and market understanding.
  62. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    The franchise model allows entrepreneurs to ‘be in business for themselves but not by themselves’. Providing a proven concept, brand recognition, and business support, purchasing a franchise eliminates the enormous burdens of launching a business fromscratch. There are, however, key elements to consider when choosing the industry, brand and structure that best fits your ownership vision. This session provides insight into the critical questions and tangible research needed to make the best franchise decision for you.
  63. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    From critical decisions to employee relations, successful business owners display key attributes of great leadership. Mastering the art of collaboration, delegation, relationship-building and inspiration are among the traits required for today’s leaders to prioritize and manage time, lead projects, shape strategies, develop talent, and achieve success. Learn from proven leaders about ways they have built strong teams, inclusive work environments, established effective communication, positive collaboration, and inspired team growth to achieve national and global company excellence.
  64. Theatre Five Sponsored by IFA
    The US represents a vibrant market for brands looking to expand. Explore the opportunities and challenges of taking your UK franchise brand to the US market. This education session is designed to provide franchise owners, brand managers, and international development managers with an understanding of the process, best practices, and key considerations for successfully launching and establishing a UK franchise brand in the US.
  65. Theatre Six
    Explore how a global tech firm bridges the gap between what a small business needs and big corporates provide, revolutionising IT services. Uncover the key elements—service excellence, standardisation, and predictability—that give small businesses the comfort of big company support. Join us as we reveal a disruptive solution for growth, transforming the IT landscape for small enterprises and propelling them towards success.
  66. Keynote Theatre One

    In a world where education is paramount, "Educational Franchising: Bringing Value to Your Community" explores its transformative power beyond mere business ventures.

    It guides entrepreneurs on essential considerations, and effective franchise-building strategies, and highlights that educational franchising is a way of life, shaping the future through education.

  67. Theatre Six
    As the Managing Director of The Franchise Consultant as well as the hugely successful home-help and domestic cleaning franchise network called Extra Help, Claire knows what it takes to both build and maintain a successful franchise. Drawing on her experience in franchising, Claire will share key insights into what it takes to build, run and manage a franchise operation within the UK.
  68. Theatre Three
    Chris will be discussing the Evolution of branded leisure experiences particularly in the UK and Europe. Exploring how emotion can be a currency and how branded experiences, like Nerf Action Xperience, are able to leverage the IP and its fans compared to non IP leisure attractions.
  69. Theatre Six
    Discover why a franchise is a great option for a busy mum who is ready to take their business to the next level. 
  70. Theatre Four

    Yousif will be sharing insights and experiences into Heavenly Desserts and talking about the journey going from 5 corporate owned restaurant locations to a franchise model with now nearly 60 locations throughout the UK & Canada and being on the brink of opening in South Asia. As well as discussing the journey Yousif will also be sharing advice on what considerations a business owner needs to take into account if they are considering franchising their own business.

  71. Theatre Three

    Discover 7 ½ creative sparks to unleash your amazing potential to  overcome hurdles to achieve your dreams. 

    We’re all unique yet education and working patterns can often reduce our creative intelligence. We can find ourselves pushed to our limits as we juggle an overwhelming about of stuff and lose the ability to problem solve, overcome hurdles and seize opportunities.  

     But there is another way. If you’re at a watershed period in your life and looking to make a change, or you want to take your business to the next level or perhaps you’re just putting feelers out to see what options there are out there… then this is the session for you! 

     In this engaging and nugget packed talk, multi-award-winning entrepreneur, founder of The  Creation Station, Sarah Cressall, shares proven and tested activities that will help you dream, believe and achieve personal and business success and fulfilment. 

  72. Theatre Three

    Discover 7 ½ creative sparks to unleash your amazing potential to  overcome hurdles to achieve your dreams. 

    We’re all unique yet education and working patterns can often reduce our creative intelligence. We can find ourselves pushed to our limits as we juggle an overwhelming about of stuff and lose the ability to problem solve, overcome hurdles and seize opportunities.  

     But there is another way. If you’re at a watershed period in your life and looking to make a change, or you want to take your business to the next level or perhaps you’re just putting feelers out to see what options there are out there… then this is the session for you! 

     In this engaging and nugget packed talk, multi-award-winning entrepreneur, founder of The  Creation Station, Sarah Cressall, shares proven and tested activities that will help you dream, believe and achieve personal and business success and fulfilment. 

  73. Keynote Theatre One

    Discover the power of a purposeful business with Sarah Cressall OBE.  In "Elevating Your Why," Sarah will demonstrate how identifying your core values is crucial in selecting your ideal business opportunity and creating both personal and financial success. This session is essential for those seeking a new path or standing at a crossroads, eager to make choices that resonate with your passion and purpose for lasting satisfaction, fulfilment and positive impact. 

  74. Theatre Six
    Why buy a franchise? The best thing you can do today is buy into a franchise. The risk to reward ratio. Reasons for franchising into the food and beverage sector. Do you have all the time to get into business right now ? Menu development ? Marketing, packaging, SOP’s, pricing. Procurement, I will be highlighting the benefits of franchising into this market.
  75. Theatre Four

    Leigh Smith, Director of Growth and Happiness from leading answering service, AnswerConnect UK, explains the three pillars for providing customer happiness around the clock. Whether you run a business with unconventional hours or want to start qualifying leads and providing customer support 24/7, make sure every interaction builds your reputation. Find actionable tips you can implement today and start onboarding new customers while you sleep.

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