The Ashfords Franchising team are supporting HSBC Bank in hosting its first ‘HSBC Franchise Master-class Event’ at its corporate Head Office in London’s Canary Wharf on Thursday 30th March.  

HSBC bank is hosting its first ‘HSBC Master-class Event’ at its corporate Head Office in London’s Canary Wharf.  

Expressions of Interest 

If you have clients with a track record of operating multi-brand/multi-unit businesses who might be interested in taking on a master franchise in the UK for an international brand or who might want to take their business system into the UK and would appreciate an introduction to HSBC's team, please contact Liam Tolen at Ashfords ( or by telephone: +44 (0)1392 33 3806). 

Event Background

During the past two years HSBC has hosted a number of ‘Meet the Brands’ (MTB) events where over 20 brands presented their business model to over 160 selected multi-unit franchisees. Without doubt the events have been a success which resulted in a number of new franchisees being ‘signed’ by the brands involved. 

Following on from the success of the MTB, and discussions and requests from some of the attendees, on 30th March HSBC are hosting their first event focusing specifically on franchisors looking to enter the UK.  


The audience will consist of a mixture of established multi-brand/multi-unit operators who have a proven track record and have expressed an interest in taking on a master franchise. We are anticipating c.50 attendees.

Andrew Perkins and Liam Tolen of Ashfords' Franchising Team will both be in attendance.

The Brands (Franchisors)

The brands are diverse, but all have a track record and have demonstrated that their model has the potential for growth within the UK.

Gloria’s Jeans - Australian based coffee brand already operating in 39 countries.

Chesa Nyama - South African QSR’s serving flamed grilled meats (in particular       chicken) with speciality sauces.

Brightstar Care - US based provider of home care and medical staffing. Operating in USA and Canada. The domiciliary care market (not care homes) is growing rapidly in UK.

Chili’s - One of the recognised leaders in casual dining in USA and operates from 1600 locations worldwide.

Amazing Jewellery - A developing brand from Denmark which has already master franchised in Germany and Belgium and operates in an additional 13 countries.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - A US based QSR with eat in and take out options. It currently operates from over 55o locations.

Outline of the day

3.15 pm – 4.00 pm Franchisee registration; Tea & Coffee

4.00 pm Welcome and opening address by Andrew Brattesani, UK Head of Franchising HSBC Bank plc                 

4.15 pm – 5.30 pmSession 1 – 3x Presentations

5.30 pm Tea/Coffee Break 

5.45 pm Session 2 – 3x Presentations

7.00 pm Drinks reception & buffet - Network/brand 1:1 opportunity

9.00 pm Close