David Shimwell

David has spent over 20 years in senior positions with global franchise brands. With both franchising recruitment and development under his belt he has helped hundreds of individuals grow successful businesses from scratch. Over the years David has been exposed to the good, the bad and downright ugly of franchising, as well as being a franchisee. David will share this experience and the lessons learnt in a frank and entertaining presentation, so hopefully helping you make the right decision.

Franchising – What is all the fuss about?

Ignorance was never bliss. As you make one of the most important decisions in your life knowledge is power. Come along and find out how to reduce the risk of starting up your own business. Understand why leading global brands join forces with driven individuals like you, Understand how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as we discuss what good looks like in the franchise world.

Digital Showguide


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