FDS North & Scotland

Tony Urwin

A leading figure in the UK franchising industry, Tony 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.

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



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. Seven years later, our business is thriving, our network is strong, and our prospects are very bright indeed. If you are looking to franchise your business, you want Tony developing your system.

Keith Roberts, Managing Director, All Trades Network

The decision to work with FDS North was strategic. The consultancy’s experience and reputation – Tony’s in particular – are peerless, and we quickly saw why. Tony quickly grasped our business, market and objectives and helped us to position A-Star Sports head and shoulders above the competition. I’d recommend FDS North to anyone looking to franchise their business the right way.

Gary Bassett, Managing Director, A-Star Sports