The Supplier Showcase Event 2015

Are you a franchisor looking for franchise support services? If the answer is yes, look no further. Attending the Supplier Showcase event could solve all your problems.

This event will be held on Wednesday 4th November at Warwick University in Coventry. The day will give you the opportunity to find a franchise support service that’s right for you, to help make your franchise more profitable and successful.

The Coconuts will be in attendance so don’t miss another chance to meet us and find out more about the services which we offer.

Click here for more information.


bfa Women in franchising event 2015

This Women in Franchising event is for every woman in the franchise industry and any woman who is looking to grow a business, start a business or who just wants to network and learn from like-minded successful women.

This event takes place on Tuesday 17th November at Stratford Manor in Stratford Upon Avon. From this event you can expect inspirational presentations, a chance to take part in either an interactive workshop or roundtables and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

The Coconut team will be in attendance so don’t miss another opportunity to come and visit us. Plus, don’t miss Sarah Carlile’s roundtable discussion on ‘Franchise Marketing: Planning for success and avoiding mistakes’ at 2:20pm.

Further information on the Women in Franchising event can be found on the bfa website.

The National Franchise Exhibition 2015

Coconut Creatives are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s National Franchise Exhibition. The conference will be running from the 2nd – 3rd October at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. You will find us located at stand number H240.

Discover how to create new business opportunities with Coconut Creatives…

Our Founding Director Sarah Carlile will be hosting some marketing workshops on how to boost your sales and on taking your business to the next level. These will both be held at 3pm – 3.45pm, one on Friday 2nd October and one on Saturday 3rd October. The workshops will cover:

Giving your sales a boost
  • Boosting sales on a shoestring budget
  • How social media can help convert more business enquiries
  • Sales fixes everything- but marketing fixes sales – find out how
  • Top 3 things to boost your sales through marketing
 Taking your business to the next level
  • The top 3 things to business growth
  • Understanding how the customer buying behaviour has changed
  • The role of innovation in YOUR growth
  • Turning dead leads into sales

We will also be running a limited number of one-to-one franchise marketing clinics during the exhibition. Suitable for those franchisors already exhibiting at this event and those considering exhibiting or using any other marketing channels to recruit new franchisees. We’ll look at where you are now and your objectives for growth – together we’ll recommend tweaks to help you get there. Click here to find out more about which team members will be there.

To find out more or to pre book an appointment with one of the team please contact us or give us a call on 01725 511 673. We’d love to hear from you!



Smith & Henderson’s Best Franchise Conference 2015

Are you looking to recruit more franchisees and improve network performance?  If so, The Best Franchise Conference is designed for you!

This unique event takes place on 26th November 2015 at The Hilton in Milton Keynes. The day brings together experts from all across the franchise industry for a series of seminars and roundtable discussions. Find out how other businesses approach running a successful franchise operation and quiz industry experts on the issues you want to know about.

The Coconuts will be in attendance so don’t miss another chance to meet us! Plus don’t miss Sarah Carlile’s seminar at 2.20pm on The 5 1/2 Marketing Mistakes Made by Franchisors!

Further information about the event can be found on the Smith and Henderson website.

Click here to book your place.

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EWIF National Conference 2015


EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) hold a national conference every year which is open to EWIF members, supporters and guests. The next EWIF conference is on Thursday 24th September at the Stratford Q Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie DaviesStephanie Davies, CEO and Founder of Laughology has been confirmed as the 2015 National Conference key note speaker.

Stephanie is recognised as one of the UK’s leading voices in the psychology of happiness, humour and laughter. Laughology has developed into the nation’s most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for designing and delivering interventions for businesses, practitioners, clients, young people and adults.

Stephanie’s background as an award-winning comedian as well as her success in business makes her a brilliantly entertaining and enlightening speaker for conference audiences in any profession.

The conference is open to all, you do not have to be a member to attend so click here to find out more and register your attendance now!

Members of EWIF are entitled to two free places for the conference. Additional company representatives, guests and supporters are welcome at a £30 admission fee each and lunch is included!

Why not start tweeting about the event today? Follow @EWIF1 for more information about the conference in the coming weeks and use #MyEWIF to get talking about it.

About EWIF

EWIF’s primary focus is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Our remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks. We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.

Since established by Clive Sawyer in 2009 EWIF has gone from strength to strength. The coming year will be no exception and you’re invited to take part in the growth and success of this influential organisation. Don’t miss out!


Workshop 6: Building an effective Discovery Programme

Date: 3rd December 2015

Location: Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, Derbyshire

Throughout this full day workshop we break our Discovery Day programme down into bite-sized chunks and show you how to build your own tailored programme to improve your conversion ratios. This day covers both the group and 1 to 1 methodology and therefore is suitable for any franchisor wanting to meet a prospective franchisee face to face… yep that should be all of you!

  • Learn why the group discovery day works
  • Learn why the 1 to 1 environment works
  • Learn whether group or 1 to 1 is better for your specific brand
  • Map your new process with us during the day
  • Learn what collateral you should use at what stage to keep your prospects hot

You will leave this day with a new process mapped out for handling your leads. It is vital that you bring along your existing process so we can work with you on improving this.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some delegates had to say speaking about last year’s workshop on this topic…

“Lots of ‘takeaway’ – problem being which great idea to implement first…. Great problem to have.” 

Suzanne Bell, The Alternative Board

“Sarah and the team deliver a relaxed, enjoyable and informative day, based on content that is actually happening in the market place today with their client base. This gives me confidence to make small changes to our selection process that could make a big difference”

Simon Darlaston, The Little Gym

“A reminder that like all things you must trust the professionals and Coconut are very much that.”

Paul Crow, Ripples

Next Steps:

1.    Email Helen or call 01725 511673 to check availability, for more information or an agenda.

2.    Or simply fill in our enquiry form to request a place on this workshop

Cocoshop Pricing Structure

* We will happily offset any payments made for our Coconut Workshops should you become a Coconut retainer client within the 12 month period.

We are so confident in our workshops and just how much you stand to gain from them that we are proud to offer our Coconut Satisfaction Guarantee. If you attend a workshop and feel that the content is not right for you, let us know before lunch time and we will refund your money in full and you can go home.