Midlands and Wales

Franchise Development Services Midlands has been providing franchise consultancy and recruitment services to clients throughout Central England and Wales for over 12 years.

Ken Young (pictured)
Ken is a graduate of Leeds University and also holds a post-graduate qualification in business studies. Since 1999 he has successfully owned and operated Lichfield-based FDS Midlands, providing franchise consultancy and recruitment services to clients throughout Central England and Wales. Ken was previously responsible for the UK franchise division of global logistics giant TNT Express.

Simple and effective consultancy for franchising businesses of all kinds

Considering franchising?

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.

Working together

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.

Franchise owner recruitment

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 (TheUKFranchiseDirectory.net), 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 with the franchisor.

This tailor-made service saves valuable time for the franchisor and usually results in a noticeably higher quality of franchise owner network.

Just some of the brands we have worked with:

ChipsAway, Pet Carers, TruGreen, FiltaFry, Recognition Express, Chemex, Belvoir, ComputerXplorers, Revive!, Merry Maids, Minster, SureLet, The Zip Yard, Ovenclean, Two Men and a Truck