Bartercard, the world’s largest business-to-business trade exchange, will be exhibiting at the Yorkshire and Humberside Franchise Show on November 21.
Held in Hull’s Kingston Communications (KC) stadium, over 25 of the top UK, Irish and overseas franchised businesses will be in attendance at this important one-day event.
Bartercard enables businesses to use their spare capacity to source the goods and services required to run or expand their business.
It connects new customers with its members and provides an interest free line of credit for businesses looking for ways to protect their cash reserves.
This is particularly valuable at a time when banks are being criticised for refusing to lend to SMEs.
Exhibiting at the show, Bartercard will be seeking business people with strong sales experience and an entrepreneurial spirit who want to manage their own business within the world’s largest trade exchange.
Those selected to manage franchises will be provided with a comprehensive training programme along with on-going administration, management and marketing support.
The franchise industry is growing, with many entrepreneurs seeking to gain greater control of their professional lives at a time of economic uncertainty. Research conducted by the British Franchise Association (BFA) revealed that the number of franchises increased during the recession, reaching 929 by 2012 and contributing over £13.4bn to the economy.
Simon Barker, CEO for Bartercard UK, said:
“The current business landscape is driving the expansion of UK franchises. Business owners are looking for ways to preserve their cash reserves.
“We’re proud to host a membership of over 55,000 cardholders across four continents in more than 700 different industry sectors.
“There is an increasing appetite from sales and marketing professionals’ who are looking to own and run their own franchise.
“We can’t wait to share these exciting opportunities with attendees at the Yorkshire and Humberside Franchise Show 2013 and continue building the Bartercard presence in the UK to ensure SME’s realise the benefits of bartering.”