FDS announces expansion into the UAE

Franchise Development Services is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its international network with the launch of its United Arab Emirates office, which will be under the direction of Stephen O’Donovan.

The United Arab Emirates is one of the hottest franchise markets in the world both by way of temperature and opportunity for some of the world’s most famous brands to establish a flagship store in this most valuable Middle East market. The UAE offers great franchise opportunities in the market that steadily has been achieving a 25 per cent growth rate through 2012.

Quality brands from all over the world including UK brands Boots, WHSmiths and Thorntons, have already laid solid foundations and proven profitable track records that take full advantage of the UAE being a destination for the entire Middle East market to visit frequently.

With FDS UAE now established, we can deliver expert advice and guidance, provide local knowledge and understand the ability to make high-level introductions to established organisations and franchise entrepreneurs seeking to acquire and develop franchise brands to their full potential.

With a successful track record of facilitating successful Middle East franchise development, going back to 1985 when we worked with Mothercare and the Alshaya Group, who are now one of the world’s leading franchise brand owners and developers, we are in a strong position to assist genuine Business Format Franchise brands to establish and develop with some of the world’s best franchise developers.

FDS UAE welcomes and looks forward to working with you in one of the most exciting franchise regions in the world.

Become a part of the international FDS franchise network

Franchise Development Services Ltd has played a major role in developing international franchising across the world since 1981. With over 30 years of experience in developing and managing franchises both nationally and internationally, FDS is now seeking to further their own company as a franchise. Opportunities are available in the UK as an FDS franchise owner or internationally as an FDS Master Franchise Owner.

FDS is so confident in their franchise model that they have franchised their own business, with franchised offices across the UK as well as in Europe and Australia and the Middle East.

About you

FDS welcome those with business management or consultancy background, who can sell and deliver the entire range of FDS services, developing a long-term relationship with their clients, as well as building a rapport with the local business community.

If you can communicate genuine enthusiasm, show your prospective clients the possibilities beyond the boundaries of their current business, and enjoy helping people to realise their dreams and expand their business horizons, then FDS would like to hear from you. FDS can train you and help you to build a successful profitable franchise consultancy business.

For an investment of between £45,000 + VAT and £100,000 + VAT, depending on franchise type and location, successful applicants will receive detailed initial and ongoing training, both at the Norwich head office and in the field, a comprehensive business plan, access to all the FDS systems and databases, and full marketing support.

FDS are also publishers of The Franchise Magazine, The UK Franchise Directory, and associated with national and international websites.