December 5, 2010 - With approximately 140 attendees the Business Booster Conference and Franchise Supplier Showcase is now one of the biggest trade only events in the franchise calendar.
The event is organised by The Franchise Supplier Showcase and Director Brian Duckett commented “The event continues to grow as word spreads that it is a unique opportunity for franchisors to see lots of suppliers in one place as well hear from top business speakers and hear the latest industry news.”
Delegates were able to see the latest innovations to help franchisors and franchisees run their businesses with a particular focus on tools designed to make growing and managing a franchise network easier and more efficient.
Simon McNeil-Ritchie provided the much anticipated update on the local government initiative to boost franchising in the UK. Called Franchising Works, the programme is intended to reduce unemployment by directing good quality candidates towards becoming franchisees. Delegates were able to register their interest in the initiative.
Meanwhile, the suppliers exhibiting at The Franchise Supplier Showcase were delighted with the big turnout and all reported having good conversations with franchise company decision makers. Duckett commented “It was particularly good to see a number of franchisors exhibiting as suppliers this year. Hopefully we’ve finally provided the forum which enables franchisors to sell to each other, enabling them to grow by promoting themselves within their own business community.”
Another highlight was O’Briens Founder Brody Sweeney wrapping up the day with an inspiring address about the highs and lows of his life in business. His talk included some great motivational words and many franchisors left feeling they had seen the ideal speaker for their next franchisee conference!
All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Foodbank charity who as a not-for-profit franchise were overwhelmed by the offers of help they received on the day in addition to the £2,300 the event raised for this excellent cause.
All in all a great day out and a unique event for the benefit of the franchise sector. If you were unable to attend, details of franchise industry suppliers can be found at www.franchisesuppliers.co.uk.
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