Simple and effective consultancy for franchising businesses of all kinds


If you have a successful business that you would like to expand you should certainly consider franchising. Franchising could enable you to create a highly motivated nationwide network more cost-effectively and more quickly than could be achieved in almost any other way.


To help you assess the viability of franchising your company, FDS Midlands will prepare a 50 page Initial Franchising Report giving recommendations on all the key issues. Alternatively, you may prefer to arrange a half day 'Franchise Brainstorm' meeting with a senior consultant.


If franchising is the correct way forward, FDS Midlands will continue to work with you to create your franchising structure. For example, we will assist you with the key financial projections, the Franchise Prospectus, the Legal Agreement, an Offer Document and your franchise operations manual.


FDS Midlands can also help franchisors, both new and existing, with the recruitment of franchise owners for their network.

One method is by using well-proven FDS publications such as The Franchise Magazine to create high quality enquiries from prospective candidates.

Another increasingly popular and cost-effective method of franchise owner recruitment is via The UK Franchise Directory website (, which is also owned and operated by FDS.

Finally, for franchisors who need a fully comprehensive service, FDS Midlands offers its FranMatch option whereby all candidates are carefully filtered and matched to the franchisor's profile before being presented for interview by the franchisor. This tailor-made service saves valuable time for the franchisor and usually results in a noticeably higher quality of franchise owner network.

Franchise your business with FDS Midlands

FDS Midlands is owned and operated by Managing Director Ken Young, a seasoned franchising professional who has worked on both sides of the franchise partnership. The company is part of Franchise Development Services, which has provided advice and guidance to the franchise industry for the past 27 years. FDS Midlands delivers these services to clients throughout Central England and Wales.

Here's what two recent clients have to say about us:

"From day one, we have found FDS Midlands to be extremely helpful and genuinely enthusiastic about franchising our sports coaching company. They have forced us to really examine our business model, its strengths and its weaknesses, and we are sure this will be to the long-term benefit of our future franchise. In short, we are very thankful for their hard work and would happily recommend the services of FDS Midlands."

Eddie Ray, Managing Director of Progressive Sports Ltd

"When we decided to franchise CleanMy we needed expert advice and guidance to help us through the process. We found exactly that with FDS Midlands as well as an extremely thorough and dedicated approach. The FDS Consultant quickly identified our requirements and paid particular attention to our need for clarity throughout the consultancy process. As a result, I would strongly recommend FDS services to anybody serious about franchising their business."

Ben Williams, Managing Director of CleanMy Ltd