The Difference Between Ambition and Success

Franchise Development Services 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.

Unmatched Expertise

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.

A Full Suite of Services
Initial Business Analysis: Weighing 21 key factors, our experienced Franchise Consultants will determine the appropriateness, best means and profitability of franchising your business, and provide qualifying businesses with a comprehensive Franchise Development Business Plan.

Infrastructure Development: FDS North has the expertise and resources to develop the tools, documents and infrastructure that are the hallmarks of a credible and successful franchise business.

Franchise Owner Recruitment: An easy, proven, cost-effective way to grow your franchise network, the FranMatch service provides you with the services of a dedicated FDS North Franchise Recruitment Manager and a stream of qualified, motivated and well-financed candidates.

Marketing Services: Harnessing the full power of industry-leading franchise magazines, directories and websites, FDS North can help you educate and motivate prospective franchise owners. Value-added franchise PR, marketing, copywriting, web design and related services are also available.

Follow-On Support: FDS North helps new franchisors develop strategies, infrastructure and tools for growth. For established franchisors, this means offering an ongoing advisory service, periodic operational reviews, brokered support services and a host of value-added business development tools.

Here's what some of our clients have to say about us:

"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 & knowledgeable, they always deliver on time and have given us some fantastic ideas on how we can improve the business and generate lead flow."
Sandra Venables, Founder of Well Polished

"When we launched the business five years ago we knew we wanted to franchise the company, but it represented a significant investment in time and money so we wanted to make sure we got everything right. The FDS team helped us do that."
Richard Wood, Franchise Director of Voucher Packs