FDS North - The trusted name in franchise business development

FDS North is the region’s gateway to sustainable growth by specialising in the development and ongoing support of successful franchise systems in Northern England and Scotland

A full-service consultancy

Determining your franchise-ability
Franchising may not be right for every business, which is why prospective franchisors are advised to study their prospects and strategy with care. Weighing 21 key factors, the Initial Business Analysis offered by FDS North is one of the most respected franchising feasibility studies available. An experienced Franchise Consultant will work with you to determine the appropriateness, best means and profitability of franchising your business, and – where appropriate – provide you with a comprehensive Franchise Development Business Plan you can present to the banks.

Developing the tools of a successful franchisor
FDS North has the expertise, tools and experience you will need to develop an attractive, market-ready franchise system. Our British Franchise Association-affiliated Franchise Consultants and Associates will develop the legal agreement, fee structure, business package, training programme, support matrix, operating manual and marketing collateral that are the hallmarks of a credible and successful franchise. A franchise development programme is an important investment and will lay the foundation for your long-term success.

Specialist support services
The FDS North team brings added value to its clients with in-house manual writing, franchise marketing, and franchise owner recruitment specialists, and accredited Legal, Technical, and Creative Associates. Our collective expertise is at your service and our Franchise Development Consultants are available for Northern England, Scotland and the world beyond.

Your partner in growth

Established in 1999, FDS North has developed a sterling reputation as the North’s premier franchise management consultancy.

FDS North is proud to have helped many of the North’s own businesses to become the household names they are today. Serving Northern England and Scotland, FDS North looks forward to helping you realise your franchising ambitions.

Growing your franchise network
A franchisor’s greatest challenge is the recruitment of successful franchise owners. FDS North makes it easy with FranMatch, our proven, cost-effective full-service franchise owner recruitment service.


By generating, managing and qualifying all of your leads, FranMatch ensures that you talk only with the most suitable, motivated and well-financed candidates. For less than half the cost of running a Franchise Recruitment Department, harness the power of the UK’s largest franchise media, a dedicated franchise recruitment executive and advanced CRM technology.

Building your network and brand
As the only franchise consultancy with its own publications, Franchise Development Services can harness the full power of The Franchise Magazine and The UK Franchise Directory, in print, online and app versions, whether it be to educate or motivate franchise owners.

FDS North is ready to help you raise your profile and grow your franchise business with the aid of our value-added tools: public relations, strategic marketing, copywriting, web and digital print design.