17-18 September 2024

RDS Dublin


Fiona Cresswell

Head of Franchise Development. Anytime Fitness

Speaker profile

Working in the Hospitality and Leisure sector for over 20 years, I’ve gained extensive industry experience from a variety of angles, from employee to supplier and now franchisor, educating and empowering investors to grow successful businesses in this thriving sector.

As Head of Franchise Development my role is to expand the Anytime Fitness gym portfolio in the UK and Ireland. The brand is the largest fitness franchise in the UK and world, with 189 independently owned franchises in the UK and over 5,000 in the globe.

Working with Anytime Fitness as global leader gives me great confidence to empower others to invest long term, and benefit from not only a great work life balance with scalability, but an experienced long-term partnership with a healthy profit platform.


Wednesday 12 October


14:20 - 15:05   |   Business Starter & Franchise Education Theatre

PANEL: An Introduction to Running Your Own Business Through Franchising

Kate Matthews

Regional Chair,

Rajeena Gurung

Franchising Recruitment and Reputation Consultant,
McDonald's Restaurants Limited

Anne-Marie Martin

diddi dance

Fiona Cresswell

Head of Franchise Development,
Anytime Fitness



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Manchester Central


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RDS Dublin


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ExCel London

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