Join Transmit Startups and Learn Smarta for our new Bossing Business Workshops

These hour-long online workshops are all designed to support budding entrepreneurs and startup business owners in the early stages of running a business.

We’re working with a range of experts in a diverse collection of subjects, to help to give you as much knowledge and support as possible in getting your idea off the ground.

All of the workshops are FREE to join and will be delivered by speakers who really know their stuff. So, you’ll be bossing your own business in no time!

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In partnership with the British Franchise Association (bfa), The National Franchise exhibition brings together a massive range of accredited brands that have demonstrated they operate a viable and ethical business model. Whether you’re ready to begin a new venture as a franchise owner or wanting to expand your existing business via a franchise model, this event is not to be missed.


The McDonald’s franchise team will attend the exhibition to discuss what it is like to be a franchisee of a world-class brand. They will also be on the lookout for their next set of franchisees to invest in their business.

“It’s an opportunity to realise your goals, work with your team to be part of your local community at the same time as fulfilling your ambitions”. - the McDonald’s franchise team.

The Franchisee Recruitment Insight Session is held exclusively at The National Franchise Exhibition. Register your place to meet with McDonald’s staff and gain a unique insight into being part of one of the world’s biggest brands.

You can reserve your seat here.


The Finance Clinic provides the opportunity to receive one-to-one advice on your business plan from the experts at Franchise Finance. Simply book an appointment to receive your free advice session on raising finance.

The careers clinic offers a one-to-one consultation to discuss your career options with the UK’s leading career coaching and outplacement company, Personal Career Management.

Bookings for the Finance and Careers clinics are not yet live. Check back here to register your place once bookings are opened.


The two-day seminar programme will cover all the fundamentals of franchising, with essential advice provided by a panel of industry experts to help you kick-start your franchise journey. Whether you are looking to invest in a franchise, or you are considering franchising an existing business, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts throughout a jam-packed programme of presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions.

Plus, you will have the chance to meet with over 100 franchisors to discover your next big investment opportunity.

Exhibitors include:

  • Anytime Fitness
  • Ashtons Franchise Consulting
  • Auditel
  • Belvoir!
  • Boogie Beat Music & Movement
  • British Franchise Association (Bfa)
  • Business Doctors
  • Business Franchise Magazine
  • Cash Generator
  • Creams Cafe
  • Creation Station
  • Esquires Coffee
  • FastSigns
  • Fitness Space
  • Flip Out
  • The Franchise Magazine
  • Harry Ramsden
  • HSBC
  • Il Gusto
  • Lloyds Bank
  • McDonald’s Franchise UK
  • Minuteman Press
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods

And many more!

The schedule is packed with far more too, with lots of inspiring keynote speeches, real franchise stories during panel sessions, high-level investment franchising advice, low-cost opportunities, vehicle-based showcase, professional adviser sessions, tips on growing your own business and even a children’s activity centre to keep the kids entertained while you explore the range of franchise opportunities the event has to offer.

Watch insights from February’s National Franchise Exhibition:

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Free tickets are available when you register in advance here. Tickets are also available on the door at £15.