thames valley franchise show 2014

Thames Valley Franchise Show 2014

A Franchise invite to Existing Business Owners…and to those thinking to start up their own, new business…

Those looking for franchise and self employment opportunities and living in the Berks, Bucks, Oxon & Hants ‘Thames Valley’ region are invited to a major franchise exhibition which arrives in Reading this Friday. The event is FREE to enter and visitors will meet 30+ innovative, and inspiring, UK franchised brands for sale – plus around 15 local business start up service providers.

The exhibition organisers are also inviting members of the local business community along to the franchise exhibition launch. Date for the diary is as follows:

“Meet the Franchisors” Networking Session
9.30am for a 9.40am start on Friday 4th April 2014 @ Madejski Stadium

Free Entry. Free Car Parking & some Complimentary Refreshments served at the start of each session…

If local businesses can support the exhibition launch by attending, it will get the exhibition off to a bang. If local businesses can spread the word to colleagues / business contacts / network about the exhibition, then again it would contribute to a great starting point.

Everybody knows somebody looking for a new job, a career change or a part time sideline. And, if the exhibition’s target of creating 30 new franchised businesses comes to fruition, then that has positive knock on effects for all of the existing local business community; from accountants to serviced offices to self store to local advertising magazines and many more…

Business Start Up Zone:
The Berkshire Blog
Extra Pair Of Hands
Keen Dicey Gover
Urban Media
Create IT Group
West Coast
Juice Plus Health
Slow Business Networking

Main Franchise Hall Exhibitor List – last updated 26th March 2014

Stand 1 Xenca
Stand 2 Domestique
Stand 3 Jigsaw Arts
Stand 4 The Original Poster Company
Stand 5 All Trades Network
Stand 5a Cruise Holidays
Stand 6 Snack in the Box
Stand 6a Perfect Detail
Stand 7 SwimKidz
Stand 8 Senior Shop
Stand 9 Effective Spend Management
Stand 10 Truvape Electronic Cigarettes
Stand 11 Diamond Logistics
Stand 12 Clear Brew
Stand 13 Smiley Booth
Stand 14 Century 21
Stand 14a TBA
Stand 15 Interface Financial Group
Stand 15a TBA
Stand 16 Pet Carers
Stand 17 Clarriots Homecare
Stand 18 Bartercard
Stand 19 mmm! Coffee
Stand 20 Prima Ardelle
Stand 21 Leadership Management International
Stand 22 Sanondaf UK
Stand 23 WPA Health Insurance
Stand 24 Oven Rescue
Stand 25 Lawnscience
Stand 26 My Home Franchising
Stand 27 Monk Marketing

Franchise Exhibition organiser Mark Monument says this to local business owners:

“The 30 exhibitors on show are each making a conscious effort to expand into the local Thames Valley economy and therefore seek local business partners based here. In other words there are new jobs to be created, new businesses premises to be rented and new contracts to be won for existing, local B2B service suppliers to help these franchises hit the ground running.
I’d also like to see some local firms too who have thriving, innovative business concepts and may consider franchising as a means of expansion. Companies prospering through these tough economic conditions are exactly the sort that will appeal to individuals looking to start their own business in their own town. Good franchise formats offer a proven, well tested formula in good times & bad plus excellent head office support for the individual franchisee. If there are firms doing well here in Berkshire that have a funky, franchise-able format….then I’d love to see them at the show”

Plus, Mark explains about the benefits of franchising to those looking at starting their own business:

“Franchising is widely regarded as a less risky way to enter the world of self employment. The concept allows an individual to use the brand and know-how of an established, proven company – and enjoy a step-by-step formula on how to successfully run the business.

The robust health of the industry is backed up by the very low levels of commercial failures. This is something that the high street banks have picked up on who have set up specialist franchise teams keen to invest in a “safer bet. 9 out of 10 franchisees report profitable business a couple of years into their licence but, like any venture into self employment, it requires careful consideration. Ultimate success depends not only on the actions and efforts of the individual licensee, but also the business decisions made by the mother company.

It’s free entry. There’s some refreshments to kick off the show. No tickets or pre-registration required. If you can make it, just turn up on either of the two days”

Thank you.


Jonathan L DaveyJonathan L Davey
The Berkshire Blog
“Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to!”
07717 820823

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