The British Franchise Exhibition: All the information you need

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Where: G-MEX Centre, Manchester M2 3GX (061-834 2700).

When: Fri 26 to Sat 27 February 1993, 10am-6pm.

Car parking: Two NCP car parks at the G-MEX, Undercroft car park (800 spaces) and Viaduct car park (850 spaces).

Trains: Regular rail services from London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central. BR inquiries on the following numbers: London 071-387 7070; Birmingham 021-643 2711; Glasgow 041-204 2844. Journey times: London to Manchester 2 hrs 40 min; Birmingham to Manchester 1 hr 40 min; Glasgow to Manchester 4 hrs.

Admission: Tickets are available at pounds 8.00 on the door. However, we strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance in order to guarantee entry. Telephone credit card bookings: contact Sarah Hamilton on 071-727 7380.

Seminars

Free franchise seminars lasting approximately an hour will start at 11.30am and 2.30pm on each day of the exhibition.

Introduction to franchising: Discussion of the concept, benefits of franchising vs other business formats, size of franchise market, expected growth in market etc.

The franchisor and franchisee: What does a franchisor look for in a franchisee? What should a franchisee look for in a good franchisor?

Franchise agreements: Legal aspects of franchising and discussion of franchise agreements.

Finance: The banks and other lending institutions. How to approach them and key issues.

Seminar participants will include franchisors, a legal expert and a NatWest Bank franchise specialist.

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