The British Franchise Exhibition: Where to find the exhibitors

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Arby's Restaurants UK

24 The Haymarket,

London SW1Y 4DG

Tel: 071-930 7171

Arby's Restaurants is the world's largest roast beef sandwich chain. It currently has over 2,500 outlets worldwide. Expansion throughout the UK will be achieved with franchise and company units.

Stand 20

Ashbys Catering

34 Phoenix Court,

Hawkins Road,

Colchester, Essex C02 8JY

Tel: 0206 797074

Ashby franchisees have the exclusive right to sell and distribute their range of fine teas and coffees to the catering, leisure and hospitality market within their territory.

Stand 8

Athena Galleries

PO Box 918,

Edinburgh Way,

Harlow, Essex CM20 2DU

Tel: 0279 641125

Athena is the UK leader in posters, prints and greeting cards. With almost 30 years' trading experience, Athena today comprises over 150 galleries.

Stand 26a

Burger King

20 Kew Road, Richmond,

Surrey TW9 2NA

Tel: 081-332 2200

Stand 18

Business Post

Spitfire Road,

Erdington, Birmingham B24 9PB

Tel: 021-382 6777 / 3444

Business Post is an established nationwide parcels and express mail carrier with over 20 years of experience. A fast-expanding company, with over 60 depots nationwide.

Stand 31

Cape Classic Wines

9 Cavendish Square,

London W1M 0DU

Tel: 071-436 7885

Cape Classic imports, packages and distributes primarily South African wines within the UK. It has a patented wine cooling dispenser, which is placed in various outlets.

Stand 35a

Card Connection

Park House, South Street,

Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QQ

Tel: 0252 733177

Quality greeting card publishers, distributing through a network of franchisees. The franchisees place cards on a free loan basis into up to 150 independent retail outlets in their own exclusive area.

Stand 13


Suite D, Annie Reed Court,

Annie Reed Road, Beverley,

North Humberside HU17 0LF

Tel: 0482 872770

Chem-Dry are world leaders in carpets, upholstery, drapery, cleaning and maintenance. They provide a range of unique products and are making continuous research into new environmentally safe products.

Stand 4

Chemical Express

Ninian Way, Wilnecote,

Nr Tamworth, Staffs B77 5DZ

Tel: 0827 251431

Franchisees supply repeat order cleaning and hygiene chemicals (necessities) to every industry via mobile showrooms. Established 1985 and has 75 franchisees in operation. Full professional set-up and support package, including 13 week 'on area' launch support.

Stand 23

City Link Transport Holdings

Batavia Road,

Sunbury on Thames TW16 5LR

Tel: 0932 788799

Established in 1969, City Link were the UK pioneers in the franchising of door-to-door delivery services. Currently with 54 branches nationwide.

Stand 2

Colemans Solicitors

Elisabeth House,

16 St Peter's Square

Manchester M2 3DF

Tel: 061-236 5623

Business lawyers who act for both franchisors and franchisees on a nationwide basis on a wide range of franchising property and commercial matters.

Stand 12

The Confederation Partnership

Bank House, Primett Road,

Stevenage, Herts SG1 30Q

Tel: 0438 744575

Franchised estate agency network which provides an exceptional home-selling service utilising its specifically developed computer system, 'Complete', which greatly enhances the profitability of the franchise.

Stand 6

Countrywide Garden

Maintenance Services

164-200 Stockport Road,

Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 2DP

Tel: 061 428 4444

Countrywide has rapidly become Britain's largest quality grounds maintenance service with a network of franchised offices across the country. Contact Countrywide for franchise availability in your area.

Stand 17

Creteprint Paving Systems

Auckland House, Perry Way,

Witham, Essex CM8 3SX

Tel: 0376 517766

Creteprint is the world's leading franchisor of pattern imprinted concrete, the best method of paving available to the market.

Stand 39

Field Fisher Waterhouse

41 Vine Street,

London EC3N 2AA

Tel: 071-481 4841

A city firm of solicitors specialising in domestic and international franchising for over 28 years. Provides one-stop services for franchisors, master franchisees and unit franchisees.

Stand 15

1ST Call

34b Chandos Road,

Redland, Bristol BS6 6PF

Tel: 0272 232525

A one-stop multi-trade, immediate building repair service. Managed with a common-sense approach to customer service. Includes training, customer sales data-base and business support.

Stand 42

Franchise World

James House,

37 Nottingham Road,

London SW17 7EA

Tel: 081-767 1371

Franchise World is the longest-established and only independent bi-monthly magazine on franchising. Its associated publications include the annual Franchise World Directory of franchises available in the UK.

Stand 32


Buckingham House East,

The Broadway, Stanmore,

Middlesex HA7 4EA

Tel: 081-954 7798

Supported by one of the cycle industry's foremost companies, Freewheel Franchising offers access to the exciting and innovative UK retail cycle market now worth over pounds 450m.

Stand 11

Garage Door Associates

Unit 5,

Meadowbrook Industrial Centre,

Maxwell Way, Crawley,

West Sussex RH10 2SA

Tel: 0293 611022

A franchise that supplies and fits garage doors and remote controls to the retail market. As associate members of the BFA we take an ethical view of our business.

Stand 14

Greenalls Inns

PO Box 2, Greenalls Avenue,

Warrington, Cheshire WA4 6RH

Tel: 0925 51234

Greenalls were the first major pub company to devise the innovative concept of franchising as an alternative to the conventional tenancy agreements.

Stand 29

Holiday Inn Worldwide

Woluwe Office Park,

101 Rue Neerveld,

1200 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: 010-32-2-7735511

Holiday Inn, the world's largest hotel chain with nearly 1,700 hotels in 55 countries and territories, offers its franchise partners almost 40 years of experience in the hotel franchising business.

Stand 22


Wakefield Road, Gildersome,

Leeds LS27 7JZ

Tel: 0532 524131

In-toto have over 40 showrooms giving a complete kitchen service. Administered by Europe's largest kitchen manufacturer, Wellmann, franchisees are set to benefit from the recovery.

Stand 25

Just Wills

46-50 Chertsey Road,

Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7AN

Tel: 0932 336390

Established since January 1989, this is an ideal positive cash-flow opportunity - some 30 million people have yet to write a will. Operate from home/office.

Stand 16

Lambourn Court


Heath Farm,

Heath and Reach,

Bedfordshire LU7 0AA

Tel: 0525 237997

LCI Stress Management Consultancies from home. Accredited training; corporate and private clients. Guaranteed launch success. Practise full or part-time. First-year income of pounds 34,500 recorded. Inclusive cost pounds 12,500 plus VAT.

Stand 48

M & B Marquees

Premier House,

Tennyson Drive,

Pitsea, Basildon,

Essex SS13 3BT

Tel: 0268 558002

Marquee and ancillary equipment hire. Seeking motivated individuals with good inter-personal skills. Investment from pounds 35,000.

Stand 34

Mail Boxes Etc (MBE)

84 Marylebone High Street,

London W1M 3DE

Tel: 071-935 9411

The leader in postal, business and communications services. More than 2,150 centres in 13 countries, and a UK objective of 700 centres nationwide.

Stand 33

Master Brew

Beverages House,

7 Ember Centre,

Hersham Trading Estate,

Hersham, Surrey KT12 3PT

Tel: 0932 253787

Fresh-ground coffees and a complete beverage range are sold and delivered to offices and catering outlets by Master Brew franchisees.

Stand 28

Molly Maid UK

Hamilton Road,

Slough, Berkshire SL1 4QY

Tel: 0753 523388

Domestic cleaning franchise can be operated from home. Trading internationally for 11 years. A full member of the BFA. pounds 7,800 plus VAT.

Stand 7

Motabitz (Franchising)

27-37 Craven Street,

Northampton NN1 3EZ

Tel: 0604 231777

Leading UK van sales operation. Consumable maintenance products for industry. Low operating costs. BFA member. Inclusive of training, sales, accounting, credit control. Established, proven, profitable.

Stand 27

National Westminster Bank

Franchise Section,

Small Business Services,

NatWest Tower, Level 21,

25 Old Broad Street,

London EC2N 1HQ

Tel: 071-920 5907

NatWest has the longest-established franchise section and specialises in franchisee finance. Detailed information to assist in choosing a franchise is available from our stand.

Stand 19a

Northern Dairies

Raines House,

Denby Dale Road,

Wakefield WF1 1HR

Tel: 0924 290808

Northern Dairies is the country's supplier of liquid milk and complementary products via a national network of franchised Dale Farm and Express Milk rounds.

Stand 36

PDC Copyprint

PDC International plc,

1 Church Lane,

East Grinstead,

West Sussex RH19 3AZ

Tel: 0342 315321

PDC Copyprint offers top- quality printing, design and copying services to business customers. Established 30 years; franchising 11 years. Now 35 shops throughout the UK.

Stand 10

Priority Management


Melbourn Science Park,

Melbourn, Royston,

Herts SG8 6EJ

Tel: 0763 262811

Priority Management is an international training organisation with more than 200 independent associate franchise offices worldwide.

Stand 35b


Metcalf Drive, Altham,

Accrington, Lancs BB5 5TU

Tel: 0282 772577

The UK's leading bridal retailer and formal wear specialist. You'll enjoy the independence of your own business with the support of an established market leader.

Stand 41

Rainbow International

Carpet Dyeing and

Cleaning Co

Willow Court, Cordy Lane,


Notts NG16 5FD

Tel: 0773 715352

Carpet dyeing, tinting, cleaning; upholstery cleaning, curtain cleaning; fibre protection, deodorisation, fire retardancy, disaster restoration, carpet and upholstery repair, soft furnishings maintenance.

Stand 9


Stratton Park, Dunton Lane,


Beds SG18 8QT

Tel: 0767 600900

World leaders in used car rental; over 400 franchises. Exclusive territory, full training and support, well-established concept, and miles and miles of fun.

Stand 3

Rover Cars

Canley Road, Canley,

Coventry CV5 6QX

Tel: 0203 873077

Rover Cars manufacture quality motor vehicles and distribute them through an increasingly progressive franchised dealer network.

Stand 37

Ryman the Stationer

Unit 5, Swallowfield Way,


Middlesex UB3 1DQ

Tel: 081-569 3000

1993 marks 100 years of successful trading for Ryman the Stationer, the market leader in its retail sector. Franchising is a core aspect of the company's growth.

Stand 26b

Stop-A-Thief UK

Unit 9,

Business Centre West,

Avenue One, Letchworth,

Herts SG6 2BB

Tel: 0462 670555

Mobile vehicle security service supplying and fitting GAMMA alarm systems. Package includes: fully equipped vehicle, tools, advertising, sales and technical training with ongoing support.

Stand 21

Stoy Hayward

Franchising Services

8 Baker Street,

London W1M 1DA

Tel: 071-486 5888

As Europe's leading franchise consultancy, we advise businesses on the selection and implementation of strategies for business development and improvement through franchising and similar methods.

Stand 19b

Travail Employment Group

24 Southgate Street,

Gloucester GL1 2DP

Tel: 0452 307645

Provision of temporary staffing and permanent recruitment services to all sectors of industry, commerce and the professions. Accredited with BS5750 (Part 2).

Stand 40

Va Signs

3 Robinsons Industrial


Shaftesbury Street, Derby

Tel: 0332 204429

Va Signs provide a franchise with full training in speedy, efficient, reliable and courteous service in the design, manufacture and installation of all signage requirements.

Stand 38

Vanguard Leasing

Allied Breweries

107 Station Street,

Burton on Trent,

Staffs DE14 1BZ

Tel: 0283 45320

Since its launch in 1990, the Vanguard lease from Allied Breweries has introduced business-building opportunities for hard-working, committed people new to pub retailing.

Stand 30

Wimpy International

2 The Listons, Liston Road,

Marlow, Bucks SL7 1FD

Tel: 0628 891655

Franchisor and operator of chain of restaurants throughout the UK, offering table service and a wide range of freshly cooked food.

Stand 1

Winster Hoseman

2 Fallodan Road,

Orton Southgate,

Peterborough PE2 6YX

Tel: 0733 371590

A business management franchise requiring sales, commercial and man-management skills to operate a team of van sales/service engineers providing on-site hydraulic hose replacement.

Stand 5

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