FDS North and Scotland

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.

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.

Here's what Sandra Venables, Founder of Well Polished, had to say:
Tony is an indisputed expert in franchising who is not only prepared to share the benefits of his experience and expertise, but to listen to your concerns, understand your business and work with you to find workable strategies. He is one part advisor, one part educator, and one part business saviour.

Here's what Tariq Mahmood, Managing Director of Mahmoods, had to say:
I met with others franchise consultants but most were really just service providers, ready to do and say whatever I asked. I had never franchised a business before - I needed someone to say to me: "No, that's not in your best interest." Tony took a proactive approach and suggested ways I could improve my processes, developed top notch documentation for my franchise and steered me clear of some rather serious mistakes. He earned more than his fees from me - he got my respect and trust, I don't give those away too easily.

Some other brands we have consulted for:
Cash Generator, Apollo Blinds, All Trades Network, The Real Bean Coffee Company, Dietcare, bology, Trespass, Jeeves, The Christmas Decorators, Shapeup&Go, LIPA 4:19, Talk First, Aqua, Puddle Ducks, Family Martial Arts, Venture Photography