Southern FDS Regional Directors

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.

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 and world's leading franchise consultants.

FDS (Southern) has provided consultancy services to many companies during the expansion of their businesses through franchising. Examples of these brands include:

LMI, zumo, the streat, cargo call, cuticles, Daily Poppins, The Frying Squad, Drain Doctor Plumbing, Big Fish, Workout Express, Morris, London House, northwood franchise, safeclean, snack-in-the-box, Cleaning Doctor, Eddie Rocket, Cannelle, Platinum Property Partners, Skrimpy, Carewatch, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Cookerburra, Dream Doors, Caremark, ayton global research, stenders

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

"Some time after launching our London House franchise we commissioned FDS (Southern) to provide consultancy services. It was an extremely beneficial exercise to our company. Our only regret was that we did not do it sooner."
Godfrey Lancashire, Founder & Managing Director of London House

"For over 12 years we have received consultancy services from FDS (Southern). The advice given has been of vital importance to the successful growth and development of our previous franchise business and our current successful Caremark franchise development programme."
Kevin Lewis, Founder & Managing Director of Caremark