By Claire West

The RBS Group has set up a £100m Franchise Fund to support newcomers to the industry, making it easier to secure funding for investments in franchises.

Gain free entry — saving up to £13 - to the UK’s leading international franchise event, The British & International Franchise Exhibition, taking place at Olympia, London on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2011 where RBS Group will be sponsoring the High level investment and Executives in franchising seminars and the 120 new and leading franchise businesses are offering opportunities including McDonalds.

Visitors can gain FREE admission by using the promotional code PRHL when they register on the website www.franchiseinfo.co.uk where further details of the many seminars and advice clinics at the event are also available.