Our next Chester event

Thursday 19th March

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel- Chester


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 FranchiseSales.com 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.


Members - £43.00 - Book Here

Non Members - £48.00 - Book Here

Watch our video of our event and member testimonials here

Come and join us at


Thursday 19th March

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

What members and guests say

"Great Bear Distribution have been members of The Business Network Forum for almost 12 months and in that time I have met many interesting Owner Directors and Senior Managers of business. The Chester Business Forum meets monthly for a couple of hours at various prestigous Chester Hotels. Not only is there an opportunity to network with key decision makers in the region, it is also possible to present your organisation to a wider audience, on a one to one and if the opportunity allows as a formal seminar. My Company will in time I am sure be doing business with one or two of the key people we have met - this is a gradual process of confidence building ,and sharing of ideas and experiences. Equally many of the smaller companies and individuals can provide a higher degree of personalised service, something which has been lost and perhaps missed in a quest for business growth. I highly recommend any business to put a toe in the water and meet two highly motivated organisers and many like minded business networkers at a future meeting.... Go on try it - nothing ventured nothing gained.! "

Michael Pepper
Great Bear Distribution Ltd

"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