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Great Northern Breakfast 2017

The Great Northern Franchise Breakfast is back in 2017. The bfa are delighted to invite you to join us for bacon, eggs and business in EventCity, Manchester. Featuring a range of engaging and inspirational presentations, the breakfast offers an exceptional opportunity for wider business networking for members, non-members and franchisees alike so spread the word and join us on 16 June.

Franchising has seen strong growth in the North-West of England for several consecutive years, with hard-working franchisees, proven business models and supportive franchisors forming the backbone of this thriving industry. According to the bfa NatWest Franchise Survey 2015, in the North-West alone franchising contributed £1.6bn to the UK economy, a 23% increase over the preceding five years. This consistent upward progression outperformed wider economic trends within the same period of time, delivering an exceptional performance for the sector.

Keynote Speaker - Joe Lynam

Joe LynamJoe Lynam is a Business Correspondent, regularly reporting for the Today programme, Newsnight and across various media networks.

Before becoming a journalist, Joe ran his own business, a chain of pubs and restaurants in Germany. As a result, and unusually for a business correspondent, he has first-hand experience of hiring, firing, growth, credit and the everyday life of a business.

As well as taking the lead on business at weekends, Joe also presents the business bulletins on Radio 4’s Today programme. In addition to the big economic and business news he also looks at policy, consumer and personal finance issues.

More speakers to be announced soon!

  • Great Northern Breakfast From 16th June 2017 To 16th June 2017 Venue : EventCity Ltd The fifth Great Northern Franchise Breakfast returns on Friday 16th June at EventCity in Manchester, featuring a range of inspirational presentations that will help raise the profile of franchising in the North. With a keynote presentation as well as a Franchising Panel discussion, it's the perfect place to network and discuss all things franchising! Sponsored by HSBC and supported by the Franchise Exhibition, the breakfast will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, politicians, professional advisors and real life case studies to celebrate the tenacious and vibrant success stories of Northern business. Everyone attending the event will also be invited to attend The British Franchise Exhibition, which runs from 16th-17th June at EventCity Manchester. Book your place online by clicking on the link to the right or contact the bfa directly on 01235 820470. £15.00 £18.00 inc VAT Read more...
  • David Andrews & Andrew Crabb
    Plan-it Cards Ltd - Franchisee case study

    David Andrews and Andrew Crabb were familiar with Plan-it Cards through the local franchisee visiting their Post Office on the outskirts of Bristol. They liked the product and knew it sold well so when they heard that the local franchisee was looking to sell his business they investigated the opportunity thoroughly.

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