Social Bite CEO to take centre stage at Scottish franchise event

Josh Littlejohn one of the highlights of next week’s breakfast 

The CEO and Co-Founder of Edinburgh’s Social Bite is set to take to the stage at this year’s Scottish Franchise Week event to be held in Glasgow between 24 and 28 April.
Josh Littlejohn’s talk is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 April at the British Franchise Association’s (bfa) Scottish Business Breakfast, where he will talk about Social Bite, a chain of sandwich shops which donates all its profits to charity and whose dedicated workforce is partially made up of staff from formerly homeless backgrounds.
He launched The Social Bite Academy – the UK’s first skills and employment academy for the homeless community – in 2016.
As well as Littlejohn’s keynote speech, the Business Breakfast is set to introduce a panel session made up of franchisors and franchisees willing to share their experiences.
The Business Breakfast will be followed by a Scottish Forum exploring the the latest topics in franchising and for likeminded franchising professionals to mix and exchange their ideas and experiences.
A day of educational events across various locations in Glasgow is planned for Tuesday, 25 April while a ‘Prospective Franchisor’ seminar has been put together to help those thinking of franchising their businesses to decide if it’s right for them.
A ‘Prospective Franchisee’ seminar has been designed to help those looking to invest in a franchise to understand franchising and the key considerations.
Franchising is an ever-growing industry in Scotland, and the 2015 bfa Natwest Survey showed that the annual turnover of the sector had increased by 14% to £800 million, driven by more than 2,200 businesses employing more than 32,000 people.

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