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NatWest sponsored free seminars highlight franchise investment opportunities

Franchising is proving an attractive option for investors as it is a fast-growing industry, bucking the trend in the current economic climate. Franchise businesses generated £12.4 billion for the UK economy in 2010 and the number of franchises has increased to more than half a million, according to the latest survey by NatWest and the British Franchise Association (bfa).

The National Franchise Exhibition is taking place from 30 September to 1 October 2011 at the NEC Birmingham and, the organizers say, this is a superb opportunity to find exciting high level franchise investment opportunities.

At the show, there will be a series of free seminars, sponsored by NatWest, focusing on high-level investment franchising. Among the speakers will be Steve Bolton, Founding Partner of Platinum Property Partners, Paul Smit, Chairman of Cashbrokers and Danny Hanlon, Chief Operating Officer at Granite Transformations. In addition, there will be seminars hosted by the bfa which cover other key franchise-related topics such as an introduction to franchising, growing your own business and executives in franchising.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet around 150 franchise businesses covering sectors from food and drink to home improvement, property and travel. Companies that offer high-level investment opportunities include Cash Brokers, Home Instead Senior Care, McDonald’s, Subway and Signs Express.

As The National Franchise Exhibition is exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and only features companies that meet the Association’s code of ethics, investors can trust the companies exhibiting.

The exhibition is open from 10am each day, closing at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

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