Richard Holden, Head of Franchising, Lloyds Banking Group :
‘The Franchise Show at Excel was in my eyes a resounding success this year. Visitor numbers were strong and the exhibition had a great buzz about it. The leads generated at the event were fantastic for us and I would view this as probably the best exhibition I’ve attended in the past five years. Clearly a lot of effort has gone in to promoting the show and attracting quality visitors which has convinced me that Excel is the place to be for exhibitors wanting high quality enquiries from prospects living in and around London as well as further afield.’
Paul Ollerton, ViiSana
“The team at ViiSana really enjoyed being at the show – the varied mix of delegates was interesting and allowed us to talk to people we would never normally have the chance to engage with. We took over 100 registrations of interest to join our team – far outstripping our expectation. We will be attending next year’s event, to continue with our #smallsteps initiative to improve the health of the nation.”
‘James Dixon-Box, Events Manager, Platinum Property Partners
"The Franchise show was, once again, a fantastic event putting us in touch with some great prospects. We attend this show every year and it just gets better and better. The organisation was seamless and the team were always on hand to answer any queries we had. We feel we have made some fantastic connections with potential Franchise Partners and will definitely be back next year."
Claire Robinson, AFA
“The Approved Franchise Association was officially re launched at the Franchise Show 2016, it was great to see members exhibiting and to meet new potential members and partners. The concept of the AFA was extremely well received with lots of great support for the future. Thank you to The Franchise Show for giving us this opportunity. “
Natalie Windsor, Investment Manager, Platinum eCommerce Partners
"The Franchise Show was a great platform for launching Platinum eCommerce Partners, which is our newest company in the Platinum range. We met some really good clients who had an interest in learning more about what we do. We are looking forward to providing quality training, resources and tools to run these clients own successful online businesses – creating a fantastic profitable income stream."
Sarah Jadali, Vapor Clean
“Vapor Clean have been thrilled with the response so far, even those that had never considered the industry before were excited by the prospect of being a part of our growing brand. Meeting people from all over the country and abroad has opened more doors than we imagined it would. We are excited to now be working with potential franchisees that we met at the show, reassuring us we made the right decision that weekend to secure our place at The Franchise Show for next year, see you in 2017!”
Chloe Sands Marketing Executive at Post and Packing
“This was our second year exhibiting at the London ExCel Franchise Show and again, we’ve left with various franchise leads and sales enquiries. Last year, we were able to open three new franchise shops from attending the show and this year we hope to double that. The show is very well presented and arranged and the communication throughout the process is frequent. We have already made arrangements to attend again next year for a third time.”
Julian Reusing, CEO of GoliathTech
"As a major North American franchisors we feel we truly walked away from The Franchise Show in London with a full understanding of what we need to properly penetrate into the UK market. We, globally, have 85 franchises but came to this show to find and meet not only potential franchisees but as well meet the industry people we need to network with in the UK such as for legal work, lead generation, advertising and more. Coming here we had that as our goal and we got from this show exactly what we came for!"
Nik Allen, Vision Lifestyle Mag
“The response we got back from the first Franchise Show we have exhibited at was amazing, it surpassed all our expectations and the take up to attend our Discovery days has been phenomenal ..we will be back!"
Claire Robinson, Extra Help
“We had a great show thank you. Lots of interest, some great leads, looks like two are already coming on board but my biggest result from the show was a contact I had from the pre-show emails, someone interested in an up and running franchise in Plymouth which I own, we are currently in talks about him buying my existing franchise. Even though he lives in Plymouth it was from the pre-show emails that he found us. We’ve already booked for next year’s show.”
John Brooks, Enviro group
“Envirogroup attended the Excel franchise show for the second year running. We found both events really successful for Envirogroup in terms of volume of leads and the quality, we signed two new franchisees at the event in 2015 and we are looking good to sign a master franchise and two further franchisees from this year’s franchise show. I have found the events to be really well organised and Jemma and the team are always at hand to assist with all levels of support.”
Sean Read, Waffledelight
“Following The Franchise Show at Excel London WaffleDelight are pleased to announce how pleased we are with the response that we received over the two day show, in the last week we have two Franchisees under contract and twelve more meetings booked for second meetings. I am more then happy to confirm that we have already booked up for the next show in 2017. The help and support that we got form the organisers was fantastic.”
Matt O’Neil, Expense Reduction Analysts UK Ltd
“We have spoken to some great people, it has been a busy show and the look and feel of the exhibition is the best it has been since they started!”
Justin Livingston, Coyote Ugly Saloon
“Had a great show in London! Talked to great potential clients about expanding Coyote Ugly in India, UK, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and more!”
Paul Harris, Now Boarding Pet Hotels
“The Franchise Show 2016 was Now Boarding Pet Hotels first experience of exhibiting, but we need not have worried; the excellent guidance and support from New Start Exhibitions, as well as their regular and clear communications, meant everything ran like clockwork. As a result, we had a very successful and enjoyable show, with one new franchise confirmed, and dialogue started with several potential franchisees around the country. I would highly recommend New Start Exhibitions to anyone considering exhibiting, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Richard Holden, Head of Franchising - Lloyds Banking Group
"The Franchise Show at Excel was in my eyes a resounding success this year. Visitor numbers were strong and the exhibition had a great buzz about it. The leads generated at the event were fantastic for us and I would view this as probably the best exhibition I’ve attended in the past five years. Clearly a lot of effort has gone in to promoting the show and attracting quality visitors which has convinced me that Excel is the place to be for exhibitors wanting high quality enquiries from prospects living in and around London as well as further afield."
Steve Burch, Director – The Car Loan Centre
"I would like to thank all involved for the professional organisation of The Franchise Show at Ex-Cel this year. Having never exhibited at this event before, I didn’t know quite what to expect. From the initial booking, to help with organising power, internet and even furniture for the stand, the assistance from the organisers was outstanding. Whilst at the show, our stand was extremely busy for the entire two days, and the visitors to the show seemed well informed of our proposition and had even attended specifically to meet us. We took deposits on 6 areas over the 2 days, signed another 6 areas in the week immediately after, as well as collecting more than 200 high quality enquiries. To declare the show a huge success for us is honestly an understatement and we will certainly be returning next year."
David Nelson - Concept Building Solutions
"Another great show, and we will continue to support your shows; we have booked for next year as we see the show now as the premier show in the UK. The organisation was exceptional and we have done a great deal of exhibitions over the last 15 years so know them all."
Ed Savory, Partner & Head of Franchising - Leathes Prior Solicitors
"The Franchise Show is an essential part of my team’s annual business development plan. The lead up to the event is always well organised by the incredibly helpful team and the Show itself provides an excellent platform for existing franchisors to sell franchises, prospective franchisors to learn about setting up a franchise and for prospective franchisees to get advice on taking up a franchise and finding the right franchise to buy."
David Reed, Managing Director - Fizz Pop Science
"Fizz Pop Science found the franchise show to be incredibly well organised and a fantastic platform for us to be able to show off our franchise to those that had an interest working with children. With such a bespoke concept, these types of events are essential for us to be able to meet face to face and explain the huge benefits (and fun) of owning a Fizz Pop Science Franchise. Lots of interest and particularly from people that I felt would really work well within our business. I am already signed up for next year."
Tanya Hristozova - Refan Bulgaria
"This was the first time we had exhibited at The Franchise Show at ExeCel, London and we are very satisfied with the number and quality of leads we had. We have already sold 3 franchisees at the show. The show is very well organised by a highly-qualified, experienced and very supportive team. They actively promoted the event in advance and gave us a very professional assistance during the show. We already booked our stand for The Franchise Show 2016."
Michael Hawkins - Mail Boxes Etc
"This was my first experience of the Franchise Show at Excel for 3 years, we had previously stayed away believing that too many people coming to Excel would be interested in London only. We couldn’t off been further from the truth, we had a good steady stream of visitors, these visitors had come from far and wide and above all were knowledgeable in what they were looking for. We gathered 53 creditable leads, 5 of these have subsequently been on a discovery day and we feel confident that at least 1 will buy and open this year. In addition we had 5 enquiries to become a master licensee outside of the UK.Overall, I was extremely pleased with the venue, the location, the quality of visitors and my potential success. I will be signing for next year. Thank you."
Fabio Scocimara - Visiting Angels
"This year I felt that the quality of the visitors was superior to last year and I noticed that several individuals had done their homework prior to coming to our stand. I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that many candidates were actually qualified and had sufficient capital to acquire our master franchise which is in itself encouraging. Whatever your marketing campaign prior to the show was it worked and I am very impressed. I found the entire team to be helpful and accommodating and would like to ask you to convey my gratitude and congratulations. I will definitely do this show again if I have not secured a master and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. I will also make sure that our master franchisee becomes your exhibitor to sell single units as well."
Hugh Furness – Post & Packing
"We had a great show with 79 visits to our stand and over 30 wanting to find out more, in fact we have just signed our first franchise."
Ellen Donaldson – TextLocal
"Such a remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable event, we are very impressed by the work and service offered by your team. Textlocal received some great results. Prior to the event, as an exhibitor we were well informed which helped us to be well prepared for the event. All staff members that we dealt with were more than helpful and friendly which made us feel at ease when we had any queries or questions, which were all responded to promptly. Overall a really enjoyable event with a great atmosphere."
Prima Ardelle Associates
"Following on from this popular event at Excel, London leading "white collar" recruiter Prima Ardelle Associates are currently in active discussions with prospective recruitment business owners throughout the UK. The calibre of potential candidates has been particularly high."
Tim Fletcher - Jackson Fire & Security
"I would like to add that I thought your Franchise Show was excellent in the way it looked, the help we received from start to finish was also excellent."
Janine - Mark Carr Digital
"I thought the show was excellent, Friday was better as you had serious buyers there. Both days were busy which is a good indication of the quality of the show."
Jackie Miles, Angela’s Swim School
"We have just sold 5 new franchises from a lead at the Franchise Show. We also have another two leads who are currently discussing finance with the bank.We think this is quite an achievement as in 2013 we knew nothing about franchising and then sold 10 in our first year and potentially 7 in the first 4 months of this year."
Chris Carter - Syrinx Systems Limited
“This is the first time we had exhibited at The Franchise Show. Ceri and his team were very helpful, responsive to requests and clearly cared very much about supporting the exhibitors and providing everything that was needed. Nothing was too much trouble and it was great comfort to see them on the ground and available at all times during the event. A great venue and very well managed slick operation, will be exhibiting here again in the future.”
Michael Monk - Monk Marketing
“This was the first time I have exhibited at The Franchise Show at Excel London and I found the event to be well run and very busy on both days with a good mix of visitors… I look forward to exhibiting at this Exhibition again in 2015…”
Teresa Godbold - Homeclean Domestic Cleaning
“Busy, busy show for us! We had an endless stream of really good and interested parties. The show attracts people from quite far afield which makes it especially good for us. We have already sold three franchises from the show and expect to sell a lot more so we will be next year.”
Terry Nicholson - Lawnscience
“Just to thank you for a really successful show...great location...good communications...well organised and to top it off some great leads. See you next year.”
Scott Hartley - Talk Business
"Great show, I would be happy to recommend this to all of my clients looking to generate brand awareness and a good level of return on their investment."
Brian Whitford - Bartercard
“I was very pleasantly surprised by the numbers through the door especially given all the horror stories with the weather. We had a very productive show with a good number of leads and they were very good quality.”
Chris Masters - The Bardon Group
“The show is very well organised by an experienced team. They are proactive and innovative in how they promote the show, keeping you informed of what's happening and involving you wherever possible. We took a number of quality leads and are confident some of these will turn into franchise owners. I had no hesitation in booking on for next year.”
Fabio Scocimara - Visiting Angels
“I just wanted to thank you for everything as the London Exhibition had all the elements (and more) anyone should expect from a show; outstanding customer service and great attendance. We have come back with viable leads for our master franchise and hope that we will be able to share good news with you soon.”
Eddy Lloyd - Beaux-Arts Kidz Kraftz/ Beaux-Arts Creativity!
“Thank you for your very professional assistance! The Franchise Show was a huge success and we received wide coverage and very positive feedback.”
Kevin Walters - ReMex
“I’m a new customer at the Franchise Show but I’ve had such a good feeling here, from the people I’ve met, the staff and the showroom people so I really looking forward to some great results.”
Brian Rogan - Franchise Direct U.K
"Franchise Direct have exhibited at The Franchise Show five times over the last four years and have had great success every time, not only has it given us an excellent opportunity to promote our web portal to the many thousands of potential franchisees who attend, but it's also brought us in a lot of new business from both domestic & international franchisors who wish to advertise their franchise concept with us. After seeing the continued success that exhibiting at The Franchise Show has brought us, we look forward to exhibiting at many more over the coming years. Thanks to all involved, keep up the good work guys."
Rogelio Martinez - Tutor Doctor
"This is a great opportunity to meet face to face with people that would otherwise be more challenging, in the United Kingdom this is the best places to develop an international brand like ours. The traffic that comes to this show is fantastic, with thousands of people coming, the people are very qualified, potential investors. The type of franchises that attend, it is a nice venue because you don’t have boring concepts or you don’t have low quality concepts you have strong concepts, very successful concepts so it makes it a very appealing proposition for people to come and shop around for a new franchise."
Sara Castillero - Equivalenza
“We have exhibited at the show for both of the last two years and the experience has been extremely positive for our brand. The quantity and quality of the visitors is always very good. We already taken on franchisees and are opening several more UK stores with contacts we made at the event.”
Neil Wilson - DW Publishing
"I just want to say thank you to the organisers as we certainly could not have wished for more people through the door. Friday was excellent in terms of numbers but more importantly quality and Saturday was just as busy!"
Ronan McCarthy - Spit N Polish
"Before the first day was complete we met investors and received inquiries from Greece, Turkey, France, Portugal and the United States along with fantastic prospects from right here in the UK. This show is an excellent opportunity to meet serious franchise buyers."
Peter Parsons - Fortune Networks Ltd
"We sold two franchises on Friday and by Saturday at lunch we sold two more. We collected hundreds of leads and expect several more deals as a result of The Franchise Show in UK."
Tony Foley - United Franchise Group
"The Franchise Show" held annually in London at the Excel has been a marvelous event since its inception. We have utilized this event as an integral part of our global franchise expansion plan and have realized a minimum of 4 franchise sales for the English market as well as 2 master license sales for markets in Africa. Fantastic show and will be coming back every year!"
Norman Grossman - Auditel
"This expo hall looks great. ExCel is a much better venue than Olympia. There was a steady flow of visitors all day and we met very serious buyers at our stand."
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