North and Scotland

FDS North specialises in the development and ongoing support of successful franchise systems. Serving Northern England and Scotland, FDS North is the North’s gateway to sustainable business growth through franchising.

Tony Urwin

A leading figure in the UK franchising industry, Tony (pictured right) managed the franchising efforts of Clarks Shoes in the UK and Disney in the Middle East before establishing FDS North in 1999. Under his direction, FDS North has developed a sterling reputation as the North’s premier franchise management consultancy.

Sandra Venables, founder of Well Polished

“We were put in touch with FDS North Franchise Consultant Tony Urwin back in 2007 and we cannot praise him enough! Tony and his team at FDS North are not only extremely professional and knowledgeable, they always deliver on time and have given us some fantastic ideas about how we can improve the business and generate lead flow.”

Keith Roberts, Managing Director of All Trades Network

“Tony helped us to set up our franchise system in 2005. He repeatedly stressed the importance of long-term thinking, and was committed to developing a business model and franchise offering that would be ‘sustainably’ profitable. Six years later, our business is thriving, our network is strong, and our prospects are very bright indeed. If you’re looking to franchise your business, you want Tony developing your system.”

Some other brands we have consulted for:

Cash Generator, Apollo Blinds, Real Bean Coffee Company, LIPA 4:19, Pizza Fusion, TalkFirst, The Christmas Decorators, Well Polished, Shapup&Go, FMA, Aqua Rentals, All Trades Network, Jeeves, Puddle Ducks, Ideal Dental Care