Atul Pathak has been invited to present a franchising masterclass at the British Library’s Business and IP Centre on 26 June.
The masterclass is aimed at those already running or preparing to run a franchise business and is part of the Business and IP Centre’s series of ongoing events to support entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses. During the masterclass Atul Pathak will share how he has been able to grow his business, from establishing his first McDonald’s restaurant at Southall in 2003, to operating a twenty-strong and growing McDonald’s restaurant group across north and north-west London employing over 1,500 people; all through McDonald’s franchising model. Using his own experiences, Atul will cover the key aspects that every budding franchisee should consider when buying into any franchise business including the importance of a solid business plan, measuring performance, planning for future growth and the value of customer research.
Since becoming a McDonald’s franchisee, Atul’s business achievements have earned him a string of awards including the British Franchise Association’s Silver Award in 2007 and the Asian Leadership in Franchising Award in 2010. Atul was also the recipient of the Franchisee of the Year Award at the English Asian Business Awards earlier this year.
Speaking about the masterclass, Atul commented: “There are no hard or fast rules in business, but by sharing my journey of setting up and establishing a franchise business, I hope to help people take their aspirations of buying into a franchise business to the next level and shed light on areas where they made need extra support or guidance.”
Established or budding franchisees can book to attend the free evening masterclass with Atul by visiting the British Library’s website: http://www.bl.uk/bipc/workevents/readymade.html.