Southern & Ireland FDS Regional Directors

Franchise Development Services (Southern) has assisted UK and international franchisors in the development of their franchise networks for some 25 years, building a reputation as one of the UK's leading franchise consultancies

Gordon Patterson
For over 25 years Gordon has gathered a vast knowledge of franchising and contributed to the franchise success story of many brands, building a reputation as one of the UK's leading franchise consultants.

Gary Rigby
Gary has been involved with franchising for the last 20 years. Over these years he has acquired extensive hands-on and factual experience in all aspects of franchising.

Here's what Matthew O'Neill, Sales Director of Snack-in-the-Box, had to say:
"Gordon Patterson of FDS (Southern) consulted for Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) in 1995 prior to the launch of the franchise. We have continued to appreciate all the help and advice received from FDS (Southern) through the years. The Franchise Magazine originally launched SITB and through all the years has been a good and consistent source of leads that have converted through to franchise owners."

Here's what Andy Goodson, Founder of Northwood, had to say:
"Since the beginning of the Northwood franchise we have received advice and guidance from Gordon Patterson of FDS (Southern). We have continued to draw on the advice provided by FDS (Southern) through all the years. We launched the Northwood franchise through The Franchise Magazine in September 1999. Since then, it has strongly contributed to providing us with quality prospects that have resulted in franchise owners."

Some other brands we have consulted for:
Orange, Rohan, Zumo, CargoCall, Carewatch, Daily Poppins, Caremark, Stenders, The Frying Squad, the streat, Drain Doctor Plumbing, Eddie Rocket's, BigFish, Ladies Workout Express, London House, Cannelle, Cookerburra, Dream Doors, Safeclean, ayton global research, northwood, Snack-in-the-Box, Cleaning Doctor, Platinum Property Partners, Skimpy, LMI, GEMS, Wiltshire Farm Foods