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The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced that the National Franchise Week will be taking place at the beginning of October and is being supported by a number of companies and associations including Volkswagen, HSBC and the Daily Express. It has also organized Discover Franchising events as these proved to be such a success last year. This year they are being held at Sheffield (08.10.), Walsall (09.10.), London (11.10.) and St Helens (12.10.).
Besides holding a number of master franchise conferences and an international symposium with the IFA, the bfa is holding a gala dinner on 04 October in Birmingham during which it will be presenting the Franchisee of the Year awards. Franchisees from the following companies have been short-listed for an award: Barking Mad, Belvoir Lettings, Chemex International, McDonalds Restaurants, Mr Clutch, Mitchells & Butlers, National Schoolwear Centres, Oscar Pet Foods, Pitman Training, Revive! Auto Innovations, Thresher Group and Your Move.
The major event that people interested in franchising should visit is the National Franchise Exhibition which is taking place in Birmingham’s NEC on 05 and 06 October. More than 250 franchise companies are expected to take part in the event to present their business concepts to those interested in a franchise. Besides these, visitors will also be able to talk to a wide range of branch experts including bankers, consultants and lawyers and the bfa will also be running its own stand to provide information. More information about the various events is available from the bfa website, www.thebfa.org.