Owen White Solicitors to present at Thames Valley franchise event

Owen White Solicitors to present at Thames Valley franchise event

Bfa board member and head of the franchise department at Owen White Solicitors, Jane Masih, has been asked to speak at a free franchising event in Wokingham on 12 July 2016.

The half day event entitled ‘Franchising – is it a route to expand your business?’ is to be held at Aspire@Wokingham, 520 Eskdale Road, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5TU. The half day session has been organised by former co-founder of Bluebird Care Franchise, Simon Dalziel in conjunction with The Thames Valley Business Growth Hub.

Simon and Jane previously worked together while Simon was co-founding and developing the franchise model for Bluebird care, with Owen White providing franchise specialist legal services and advice.

Bluebird eventually grew to over 200 franchised offices across the UK and the Republic

of Ireland with a brand turn-over of £120m. The business was acquired by US Halifax Capital Partners in September 2013 and Simon was appointed as chief operating officer for Bluebird Care Group.

The day, which will run from 0900 to 1300 is designed for considering franchising as an option for their existing operational business and will cover the following topics:

• What is franchising – Simon Dalziel
• The legal considerations of franchising, Jane Masih, partner, Owen White Solicitors
• The franchising process – getting started, Simon Dalziel
• The bank’s view of franchising – Ken Braddock, senior franchise manager, HSBSC
• The franchising process – ongoing development – Simon Dalziel
• ‘Why I brought a franchise?’ – Ian Inglis, franchisee, Bluebird Care (Slough & S Bucks)
• Could franchising be right for my business – Simon Dalziel

Says Jane,

‘I’m delighted to have been asked to present at this event by Simon and the Thames Valley Business Growth Hub. Franchising can be an excellent way to grow your business but takes a great deal of research and it is so important that advice comes from franchise professionals such as Owen White; anyone thinking of franchising their business will have a wealth of knowledge and experience in front of them on the day and Simon and I are looking forward to answering their questions.’

To register for the day please visit http://www.berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk/calendar.htm or call 0118 935 7115.