The Franchise Show. 12 – 13 February, 2010. ExCel, London.


nov 19, 2009

Want to start a business, but not sure where to start? Flirting with the idea of franchising? Already own a business, but uncertain how to expand? 

Franchising is the perfect way to acquire a tried and tested business model, and is ideal for people wanting to work for themselves, but not by themselves. 

Setting the precedent back in February this year, the inaugural Franchise Show exceeded all expectations. But how do you improve something that raised the industry bar? Easy. Go back to very heart of franchising – the USA – and agree that bigger is definitely better. 

Twice the size, twice the opportunities, the Franchise Show is coming back to ExCel and will yet again be the perfect chance for fledging franchisees to acquire all the tools and knowledge to take that confident first step into the industry. Likewise, it offers exhibitors a rare occasion to bring their franchise to the forefront of the market and talk to others about the potential of their concept.

We''re lucky and proud to be in partnership with MFV – without their experience and insight, the show couldn't be what it is. Together, with our 12 international partners, we welcomed 26 countries to the show, and are now promoting in 28. Here are some of the unique opportunities you can expect at the next show:

Over 70 seminars given by the industry's most famous faces and knowledgeable minds; one-to-one advice from franchise experts; the Franchise Show Conference, encompassing four one-way tracks to success for novice franchisees up to seasoned franchisors; and of course, over 200 exhibitors, who represent only the finest brands and concepts the industry has to offer.

But don't take our word for it, see what our visitors and exhibitors had to say:

“Very, very pleasantly surprised – booked for 2010 already” – Garth Allison (exhibitor)

“The seminars were very informative...the brands very good...I'll be able to make an informed decision about which franchise concept to buy” – Jon O'Brien (visitor)

“One of the best shows ever, right place at the right time, genuinely serious people.” – Eleanor Allum (exhibitor)

“Fantastic show! So many great brands and new opportunities. Great job!” – Evan Fraser (visitor)

Don't waste a second. Book your ticket now by calling 0800 328 0467 or go online at

For exhibitor enquiries and bookings, please call 0800 328 0467.


The Franchise Show 2010

Franchising is based on partnerships. MFV Expositions and the Prysm Group form a great partnership.

MFV are the largest, most experienced, most popular and most successful Franchise Exhibition Organisers in the United States.

Over the last twenty years they have perfected the art of putting motivated, well informed potential franchisees in front of franchisors.

The Prysm Group have for the last decade run the most successful Start Up Exhibitions in the UK.

The union happened because of a strong belief that the UK needed a Franchise Show that would be imaginatively marketed, and that would evangelise the concept of franchising.
The Franchise Show was launched at ExCel, London in February 2009 to wide critical acclaim.

The organisers, Prysm MFV, are delighted to confirm that a repeat performance will be held at the same venue on the 12th & 13th February 2010.

Tom Portesy, President of MFV comments:
“We are aware that individuals will use different media to explore the massive variety of franchise concepts on the market. Internet, press and magazine advertising all have their part to play in the recruitment process. But experience tells us that nothing beats the intimacy of a face to face meeting. Our job in staging the Franchise Show at Excel is to provide a forum where interested parties can meet and ask all the searching questions of each other. We understand that recruitment
is a two-way process with franchisors and franchisees equally keen to qualify each other.
Our mission is to attract only serious candidates to the show.”