New event to unlock the potential of franchising in Scotland
The franchise industry is booming in Scotland, with the British Franchise Association (bfa) predicting that the sector will be worth £1bn by 2020.
On 25 April, Franchise Opportunities Scotland will open its doors for the first time at Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, to help ambitious entrepreneurs unlock the potential of the industry. Existing business owners looking at routes of expansion and potential investors alike will benefit from attending this free event.
Those looking to run their own business with the support of an established brand will be able to meet franchisors from a broad range of business sectors. Franchises taking part include easyGym, Tutor Doctor, Bluebird Care, Icestone Gelato and Dream Doors to name a few.
Visitors can explore with confidence as every brand is either a bfa member or has been accredited by the industry’s self-regulatory body to prove they operate a business format franchise.
To guide attendees through the initial steps of investing in a franchise, the bfa will host a series of free presentations. Panels of finance experts, franchise consultants, lawyers and bfa representatives will discuss key topics including ‘an introduction to franchising’ and ‘what to consider when choosing a franchise’.
Industry experts, including event sponsor Platinum Wave, will also be on hand to offer existing business owners one-on-one guidance on franchising their business. Franchise consultants will deliver free seminars to shine a light on the key considerations, practical steps to take and the pitfalls to avoid.
For more information about what’s going on and to claim your free tickets, visit ScottishFranchise.co.uk