To help you plan your day here are the timings of our events:

10.00 am - Registration for optional free seminar

10.30 am - Seminar starts

11.15 am 11.45 - Registration for lunch

11.45-12.30 - Open networking over reception drinks

12.30 pm - Sit down for lunch

2.00 pm - Close

Event Dates - A list of all our forthcoming events are below

Please note we usually meet at either The Double Tree by Hilton or The Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

  • March: Thursday 19th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

    Time - 10am registration for a 10:30am start

    Presenter - Rob Dancy of The Franchising Centre

    Topic - Business Growth using Franchising principles

    Business Networking event seminar - Business Growth through Franchising principles.

    Blow away the myths of franchising and be blown away by the franchised businesses we use daily and didn?t know were franchised. 

    Come and learn about Franchising, what a franchise really is and how it can help grow your business 6 times faster than organic growth. 

    Business Format Franchising is a great way to grow your business.

    By transferring a lot of the heavy fixed costs onto the franchisee, this allows you to spend your time, getting paid, sharing your success with others and planting your brand and business system in all corners of the county or even the world.

    About the Business networking event seminar presenter 

    Robert grew up surrounded by franchising as the family business developed as a franchisor in the early 1990s. Oscar Pet Foods became the UK?s leading van based franchise with a network of over 100 franchisees. Roberts Career began as an Oscar franchisee at the age of 18 gaining first hand grass roots experience prior to his degree. Following graduation Robert joined helping them launch one of the UK?s first online recruitment portals. Positions in franchise recruitment, sales, marketing and business development has provided a wealth of experience over the last 20 years and Robert now thrives on helping businesses realise their growth strategy and potential through franchising working in the North West since 2008.

    How will members benefit and learn?

    Come and learn the real pros and cons of franchising for both a franchisee and a franchisor. You will learn about alternative business growth strategies for the now and for the future.

    • Is franchising right for your business?
    • Key considerations in developing a successful franchise operation
    • Advantages and disadvantages of franchising your business
    • What are your legal obligations & rights?

    How can members apply the learning to their Business?

    Franchising is about systems and processes so if you apply the principle of franchising to your business then even if you don?t franchise it, you will still add value to your business and in time give yourself more time to work on your business rather than it. 

    It will also allow you to sell your business for a higher value as the essence of what has created the Business (YOU) has put the work in to systemise and document processes.

  • April: Thursday 23rd, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

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  • May: Thursday 14th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

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  • June: Thursday 11th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

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  • July: Thursday 9th, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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  • August: Wednesday 12th, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

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  • September: Thursday 10th, TBC

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Watch our video and member testimonials here

Come and join us at


Thursday 19th March

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

What members and guests say

"What a warm welcome! Your event was purposeful, focussed and of a high calibre, whilst being very enjoyable! It was a delight to cry a welcome for everyone at the event!"

David Mitchell
Chester Town Crier Service

"Congratulations on running a really relaxed feeling event. I met some lovely people some of whom already I hope to do Business with."

Helen Rae
Helen Rae Photography