One Stop launches annual Franchise Conference

One Stop launches annual Franchise Conference

Celebrating 10 successful years of business

We have recently hosted our first retail conference at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel! Together we have thrived through massive industry changes since our launch. The collapse of Palmer & Harvey in 2018, Tesco’s purchase of Booker in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic to name a few. The conference saw the culmination of 10 years of success for One Stop Franchise and proved a valuable event for everyone involved.

Stephanie Wood, appointed as One Stop’s Managing Director in May 2022, addressed franchisees and updated the business on strategic objectives moving forwards, discussing her areas of focus and sharing her vision for the future.

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Jill Livesey from Lumina Intelligence attended the event, sharing market data and insight with attendees. Several franchisees took to ‘retailer panels’ discussing multi-site retailing, seasonal trading, and other learnings they have gathered throughout their careers.

A live question and answer session was held as strategic direction was discussed between the One Stop leadership team and franchisees. Franchisees were empowered to have their say and share their knowledge of the sector with One Stop and one another.

Store of the Year & Positive Feedback

One Stop Franchise also launched their ‘Store of the Year’ programme, set to begin in 2024. This will see franchisees voting for one another to be recognised as exceptional, to the result of a financial prize. Retailer feedback post-conference has been excellent, setting a great foundation for the annual conference.

Head of Franchise John Miller commented:

I was pleased to have such positive feedback on how valuable our franchisees found the conference.

It truly encouraged strategic thinking around the future of their business. Our franchisees really understand the power of working together as a collective group.

I look forward our next large-scale event, the National Convenience Show, and our second annual franchise conference in 2024.”

We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who attended the conference, and for those who did not, we hope to see you at the next! To learn more about One Stop Franchise and how we can work together, we welcome you to a no-obligation chat! Our retail experts will discuss your business and give you free advice for the future.