Free Master Class: Advice on Franchising Your Business from 5 Industry Experts

12th September 2016 by

Healys LLP in conjunction with The Franchise Development Centre and HSBC are offering a chance to ‘come and meet the industry experts’ by running a Franchising Master Class on Tuesday 11 October in Brighton.

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Time: 09.30 am – 16.00 pm Venue: Sussex County Cricket Club, The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove, BN3 3AN

Starting at 09.30 am, should you wish to discuss the possibility of franchising your business in more detail, there will be the opportunity to have free one-to-one consultations with The Franchise Development Centre, Healys LLP and HSBC. To book a free one-to-one consultation, please specify your preference when reserving your place.


9.30am Registration and coffee

10.00am Welcome and introduction to franchising – The Franchise Development Centre

10.30am What is the best way to franchise my business? – The Franchise Development Centre

11.15am Coffee

11.45am Raising finance in the current climate – HSBC

12.15pm Legal pitfalls to avoid – Healys LLP

12.45pm The next step in franchising your business The Franchise Development Centre

1.15pm Questions to the panel

1.30pm Lunch

2.00pm One-to-one consultations

Places will be limited. Reserve yours today by contacting

Speaker Profiles:

Pam Gordon – The Franchise Development Centre

Pam Gordon has a background in finance and business development. She worked for four years at HSBC Asset Finance in business development and account management. This gave her a great grounding in sales, customer service, staff and project management. Moving into franchising and several major career moves later, Pam is continuing to utilise her skills and passion for franchising to provide advice to existing businesses on franchising as a growth model. She also works with franchisors on franchisee recruitment strategy, including offering hands on support through The Franchise Recruitment Centre.

Sean Cragg – The Franchise Development Centre

Sean has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development and is a firm believer that strong ethical Franchising brings more than just reward for a Franchisor. He believes it helps many people reach their own personal goals by investing in and developing, innovative, exciting brands as new markets emerge. The specific blend of experience Sean has encompassing leisure, healthcare and FMCG businesses, ensures he has a sharp eye for detail to ensure systems and processes are in place to help protect business, particularly when developing a Franchise network.

Martin John – Partner – Healys LLP

Martin is a Partner at Healys LLP. He has worked with large franchisors within the UK and International franchising sector, as well as new and prospective franchisors. Most recently, he has been assisting with the completion of a master franchise agreement and sub-franchise agreements for a major international franchisor.

Tracy Evans – Solicitor – Healys LLP

Tracy is a solicitor at Healys LLP. Tracy has extensive experience in advising, negotiating and the preparation of franchise agreements, preparing area development agreements, managing the franchise re-sale process (on behalf of either a franchisor or incoming/outgoing franchisee) and offering general advice on franchising.

Tracy and Martin are members of the franchise team at Healys LLP. Our franchise clients operate in a number of sectors including food and drink, retail, entertainment, leisure, hairdressing and property. Other services in this sector range from intellectual property and brand protection, through to commercial property, employment advice, litigation and dispute resolution.

Andrew Brattessani – Head of Franchising – HSBC

Andy is the new HSBC’s Head of Franchising. He has held a number of managerial roles within the bank, including his last role as Senior Area Commercial Director, leading the largest Commercial Banking team in the UK out of HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf with a portfolio of some 4,000 SME clients. He is a Banking Business Association (BBA) qualified mentor, which sees him mentoring SME’s who approach the Association for such services. As well as his U.K.roles, Andy has spent time in Hong Kong and Shanghai. HSBC has had a dedicated franchise unit for over 25 years and the team work closely with the bfa and its members to support ethical franchising.