About Us!

The National Franchise Centre is the first third level franchise development and research centre in Europe. The NFC was established as a not for profit venture in 2010, by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Limerick Chamber. The impetus for the project was the announcement of large scale redundancies in the Mid-West Region of Ireland. Limerick Chamber and LIT took a pro-active position, facilitating a utilitarian and ambitious solution in the form of a franchise focused enterprise centre.

Since its establishment, the NFC has supported the development of business through the following actions :

The NFC demonstrates extensive leadership and advancement, whereby it continues to focus on: