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UK to Europe Franchise Event

Brought to you by d&t Chartered Accountants and proud sponsors Hamilton Pratt Law.









This event is for franchisors serious about expanding into Europe. Join us on February 1st 2024 for what can only be described as a Golden Opportunity for anyone wanting to grow their brand. This UK to Europe event at the Hilton London Olympia is not to be missed.


When and Where:

Date: 1st February 2024

Time: 12 – 4pm 

Venue: Olympia Lounge, Hilton London Olympia,

380 Kensington High Street, London W14 8NL.

A mere 2-minute stroll from the bustling Olympia Exhibition Centre!


Explore the intricacies of overseas expansion with expert insights covering legal, commercial, and funding aspects. This event, hosted by multi-award-winning firm d&t chartered accountants, and proudly sponsored by Hamilton Pratt - Europe's premier franchise law firm, is your passport to success!

industry titans:

Partner John Pratt from Hamilton Pratt, Franchise Expert David Borgel from Franchise World Link, and Partner Gregoire Toulouse from Taylor Wessing will join hosts International Keynote speaker, WHSmith best-selling author, entrepreneur and d&t joint Chairman Carl Reader and d&t Head of Funding & Business Planning, Phillip Archer, to share their wealth of knowledge. Prepare for a deep dive into strategies for successful international franchising. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and pave the way for your franchise's global success.


Kick off with a networking opportunity over a light lunch in the Society Restaurant then our experts will take the floor for an afternoon filled with everything you need to know about expanding your business in Europe. We'll break for coffee and biscuits mid afternoon and finish of with a Q&A session so you can ask those burning questions.

If you have any queries about the event or would like to confirm your attendance to our UK to Europe event, please email d&t Head of Marketing Claire Rowlands on the following email address:



Alternatively you can submit the form below. We look forward to seeing you there.

Good to know:

Parking: Hilton London Olympia is located outside of the London Congestion Charge Zone with secure underground parking available at an additional cost. Please contact the venue for details.

Limited Availability: you will be contacted to confirm receipt of your booking. Limited availability. Spaces are on a first come, first served basis, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity. Book today!


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Meet the Experts

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Carl Reader

d&t Joint Chairman 

Carl is a serial entrepreneur, chairman of business advisory firm d&t, and author of Boss It, The Startup Coach and The Franchising Handbook. He features regularly in the national press and on stage, and has helped thousands of business owners either start or grow their business. 

Linkedin: Carl Reader

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Phillip Archer

d&t Head of Business Planning & Funding

Accredited QFP with the British Franchise Association, Phillip is a voice of authority within this sector. Phillip has helped franchise brands to get funding for their franchisees and increase franchise efficiency through expert accountancy advice. Previous experience working within the finance industry in some very well-known household names, Phillip has the tools to help franchisors and franchisees alike.

Linkedin: Phillip Archer QFP

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John Pratt

Partner Hamilton Pratt

Acknowledged by Legal Who‘s Who as an expert in international franchising, a past president of the Union Internationale des Avocats franchise committee, past Chair of the International Bar Association’s international franchise committee and Director of the American Bar Association’s International Franchise Division and a frequent lecturer on franchise issues both in the UK and elsewhere. He is currently a director of a number of companies including The Bardon Group, a multi-brand company incorporating well known franchise brands such as Recognition Express and Kall-Kwik.

Linkedin: John Pratt

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David Borgel

Franchise World Link

David's expertise lies in the creation and development of franchise networks; he supports Franchisors in France and 52 other countries of the world. As an expert franchise consultant, "Authorised to carry out Expertise missions Advice from Bpifrance", David advises associated trade networks in France and abroad.

Linkedin: David Borgel

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Gregoire Toulouse

Partner Taylor Wessing

Gregoire is a Partner in the Commercial & Antitrust Department of Taylor Wessing France and Head of the Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, which provides assistance to French and International franchisors and distribution networks in France and worldwide. Since 2020, he is recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader (the highest recognition) in the field of Franchise Law by Who’s Who Legal and described as a "star in the European franchise market”.

Linkedin: Gregoire Toulouse

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