The free two-day event took place at Birmingham’s NEC on 7th and 8th October 2022, bringing the franchise industry together and enabling attendees to discover inspiring franchise opportunities from all business sectors – as well as providing access to a wide range of industry experts, including the British Franchise Association, funding providers, legal specialists and careers advisers. 
As a proud member of the British Franchise Association with a commitment to ethical franchising, we were proud to be showcasing franchise success having utilised the event to demonstrate how its business support franchise model works and the benefits each franchise can deliver to business owners UK wide. 
Delivering a powerful keynote speech that offered first-hand insights into how he built his business from the ground up, together with lessons learnt from business mentors like Lord Sugar, Mark Wright is a strong advocate for BizSmart® and its Scale Up System and has played a proactive role in enabling the support provider to engage with and onboard new members. 
In speaking at the event and in supporting BizSmart®’s Kevin Brent, first franchisee, Granger Forson and Mark took the time to explain how the Scale Up System works, the importance of business support for owner-manager organisations and the role new franchisees can play in helping the UK’s grow, develop, and reach their full potential – all while building a sustainable and profitable business under the BizSmart® umbrella. 
Speaking after the event, Mark Wright said: “I have worked with the BizSmart team for a number of years now and really enjoyed representing Kevin and the wider team at the Franchise Exhibition Show. 
I have always advocated the importance of peer-to-peer working and have seen first-hand the positive impact of the BizSmart® model for enabling business owners to achieve sustainable and profitable growth. It was great to see so many people attending and supporting the event and I hope many have found new and exciting franchise opportunities to start or expand their business portfolio.” 
Kevin, commented after the show, ‘The National Franchise Exhibition has proved to be a great venture for BizSmart® and enabled us to showcase how our franchise model works at the most anticipated event of the franchising calendar. 
‘Not only were we able to connect with and gain interest from many prospective franchisees, who were all encouraged to meet and hear the experiences of Granger, who has just celebrated a successful first year of business – they were also interested in Mark’s experiences in working with BizSmart® and how he uses our Scale Up System in his own businesses to help drive growth. Overall, we were really encouraged by the event and feel optimistic it will aid us in expanding our franchise network.” 
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