I mentioned the Hull Franchise Conference in my IP Yorkshire blog (see "Franchising - Hull Franchise Conference" 16 Aug 2014" IP Yorks). Well there are going to be franchising conferences in Derby and Nottingham on the 30 Oct 2014 - hence the Derby Ram - and Lincoln on the 27 Nov 2014 which is why we see the Lincoln Imp.
The Derby and Nottingham conference will take place at Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Mellors Way, off Woodhouse Way. Nottingham, NG8 6PY and the Lincoln one at The Petwood Hotel, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6QG.
You can book for both events by clicking here.
The law changed immediately after that decision and now you have to be very careful before taking a franchisee. As I said after a visit to "Which Franchise" on 2 Oct 2011 "Taking a franchise may be the best thing you ever do" but it could also be the worst. To help prospective franchisees I published The franchise agreement: understanding what you are letting yourself in for. on JD Supra on 20 Jan 2012 and "Franchising - what can a franchisee do if things go wrong?".
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