Franchise Your Business...with help from the professionals at FDS Midlands


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 working together with you in creating your franchising structure. For example, we will assist you with the key financial projections, the Franchise Prospectus, the Legal Agreement, a Disclosure Document and your Franchise Operations Manual. Once your new franchise has been 'piloted' and is ready to launch, FDS can move on to help with your franchisee recruitment - either via the pages of The Franchise Magazine, The UK Franchise Directory website, or by accessing the FDS Midlands franchisee database.

FDS Midlands has Affiliate Membership of the British Franchise Association and is fully accredited by several bodies for the delivery of franchising consultancy. We also enjoy Associate status with Entrepreneur Action, an organisation which can provide financial help for franchising to eligible high growth companies based in Wales.

Some comments from companies that decided to do just that:

Jaguar Couriers has been successfully operating since 1994. Its distinctive vehicles provide business users with courier services for the delivery of urgent, fragile and bulky goods throughout the UK and the company already enjoys an excellent reputation for speed and reliability. They provide a range of logistical solutions that can be tailored to meet their customers' individual needs. Jaguar Couriers head office is based in Telford, Shropshire and they are expanding throughout the UK via Franchising.

'It was good to have FDS Midlands to guide us right through the whole franchising process. They were quick to understand our business and produced a carefully tailored package which continues to serve us very well indeed.'
David Cheeseman M.D. - Jaguar Couriers Ltd

'It is now several years since we engaged FDS Midlands to assist in the creation of our Surelet franchise. They helped us every step of the way and we were much impressed by the thoroughness of their approach. Even today, our successful franchising operation continues to be based upon the solid foundation that FDS Midlands provided.'
Colin Poole MD - Surelet Ltd

'We chose FDS Midlands for help with bringing our franchise to market and were delighted with the results. The specific tasks we required were all completed within a couple of months and their quality was outstanding. Most importantly, our consultant continued to make himself available, answering further questions and providing additional advice, long after completion of the actual work. He went above and beyond the call of duty for us.'

Graham Brown MD - Forces Recruitment Services Ltd

'FDS Midlands were always happy to work at the pace we wanted. We first agreed the strategy plan and then rolled out the franchise infrastructure step by step. FDS provided particular help in those areas where we ourselves were weakest. Even after completion of the work, our consultant continues to take a real interest in the progress of our franchise business.'
Alan Thomson MD - Adept Cleaning Services Ltd