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December 21, 2008 - The event was dedicated to presenting specialist suppliers to franchisors and their managers within the franchise community.

The line-up of exhibitors included SelectYourFranchise, The Franchise Print Centre, Azura, Moreland Insurance, Croner Consulting, Xero, British Gas Business & Franchise Resales Ltd. They presented a range of topics including franchisee recruitment media ; franchisor and franchisee print services ; specialist franchise management & communication software ; franchisor and franchisee business insurance and regulation compliance services, franchise accountancy software, specialist energy suppliers, along with expert advice on franchise resales.

The success of the day enabled franchisors to network with fellow colleagues within the franchise community. Delighted with the success of the event, Brian Duckett, Chairman of the Howarth Franchising Group, said: “We have received excellent feedback, both from the delegates and the presenters. In these difficult times we want to help franchisors as much as possible and the day is solely about franchisors being introduced to potential suppliers, who can help them market their franchise and manage their franchisees in the most cost-effective way”.

Delegates had the opportunity to tour the museum to see the world-class collection of British Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars. Their comments included:

“I really enjoyed the Showcase Event and thought the day was both informative and professional - a great service to franchisors.” Andy Pitt, National Franchising Manager, McDonalds

“As a relative new boy to the franchise industry, this event introduced me to some services of which I was not previously aware and to some suppliers that could be of real value to us in the future. I would certainly recommend the event to other franchisors and to suppliers.” John Bolton, Marketing Manager, MAD Academy

Several of the suppliers commented on the success of the day:

“We want to promote our products to Franchisors and Franchisees so the Franchise Supplier Showcase Event was a must-attend event. The day was very professionally managed. It had a nice mix of fun and interesting presentations; both beneficial for attendees and presenters. We have at least fifteen good leads.”

Hamish Edwards, Co-founder & UK Managing Director, Xero

“The Franchise Supplier Showcase Event was well run and put us in front of 80 or so franchisors. We are working on about eight direct leads from the event and if two or three come off we will be delighted.”

Maurice Logie, Director of Moreland Insurance.

Brian Duckett concluded: “We believe it essential that franchisors are kept up to date with developments from within the industry in order to be competitive in this challenging economic climate. The success of the day demonstrates that there is a definite need for this kind of activity and we look forward to holding similar events in 2009.”

The Franchise Supplier Showcase works with specialist suppliers to help franchisors and their franchisees to improve efficiency and increase productivity. To find out more about the range of services and events please visit www.franchisesuppliers.co.uk

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