The National Franchise Centre

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The National Franchise Centre (NFC) is the first 3rd level franchise education centre in Europe; it is a centre of excellence which promotes professional, ethical and high standards amongst potential franchisees and franchisors. It has a commitment to the betterment of the greater franchising community using a collaborative and open dialogue approach.

Established by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Limerick Chamber, the NFC is an enterprise hub in the heart of Limerick city providing relevant educational and business training for the type of entrepreneur who is comfortable following/developing, a process based business model.


WHAT DOES THE NFC DO? The NFC assists both franchisees and franchisors enabling participants to make informed choices with regard to locating suitable franchise opportunities, understanding core franchising principles and catering to those who have a business idea and hope to develop it using business format franchising.



HOW? The National Franchise Centre is a specially designed Incubation facility where individuals work together learning from each other, as well as being in receipt of expert training and mentorship. The centre offers a dedicated & focused environment which fosters team development, self-esteem, confidence and communication. Individuals cultivate their franchise ideas and expertise with like-minded people and a support structure that is catered to their specific needs, inclusive of:

  • Training: FAST/LEAP & Franchise START
  • Franchise Events
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Networking Opportunities
  • On-site NFC Support & Business Incubation

Upcoming Courses: The popular Franchise START programme will start in Cork on 4th November and Limerick on 26th November. Click here for further details

For Further Information: please contact our Enterprise Development Manager Martina on 061 293550, or log onto


Can We Help You?

To find out more information or to discuss how Limerick Chamber and Limerick Skillnet can aid you in your business and training needs please contact us.

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