Grow your business through franchising with FDS

Franchising your business can be complex however with the help of an FDS Consultant, we aim to support and guide you through every step of the process.

FDS has over 30 years’ experience in the franchising industry both nationally and internationally, and are highly experienced for both the new and well-established franchisor.Not only are we consultants but also business advisors that can help with all aspects of franchising your business from franchise owner recruitment to marketing your franchise. We are the only franchise consultancy with its own leading franchise publications that are powerful platforms to reach and educate prospective franchise owners.

We offer:

  • Long-term commitment
  • One-to-one relationship
  • Value for money
  • Flexible and practical delivery
  • Over 30 years’ franchise industry experience

Speak with your FDS franchise consultant today!

FDS Anglia & London
Nick Williams

Nick is FDS Anglia & London’s Regional Consultant; an expert in franchise consultancy both nationally and internationally, with over 12 years experience helping businesses from a vast range of sectors, both from start -up to PLC. Nick now works with established franchisors in expanding their networks and in facilitating international Master Franchising.

Paul Hague

Paul has been a franchise consultant with FDS Anglia since 1993 and during that time has worked with numerous clients both nationally and internationally, from one-man bands with an ‘idea’, through to multi-nationals with established brands, covering all industry sectors.

He assists prospective franchisors with evaluating their businesses for franchising potential, advises on appropriate franchise strategies and then helps to implement the necessary infrastructure elements to launch their franchise into the market. He provides continual ongoing advice and guidance during their development phases.

Paul also helps established franchisors in improving both their infrastructure and operational performance, and assists with building their franchise management teams. He also advises on Joint Venture development strategies and fundraising exercises.

FDS North
Tony Urwin

A leading proponent of sustainable franchise development, Tony has helped local, national and international businesses to become and remain a successful franchisors in markets worldwide since 1979. A key member of the team that franchised Clarks Shoes, Tony also managed the expansion of the Disney Store across the Middle East before he joined Franchise Development Services in 1999 as founder, owner and Director of FDS North. Since then, Tony has helped dozens of companies across Northern UK, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia to achieve their business development ambitions through franchising. Today, Tony leads one of the North’s most respected franchise consultancy.

FDS South
Gary Rigby

Gary has acquired more than 23 years of franchising experience with an extensive hands-on approach, together with actual franchising success in all the relevant areas from developing a franchise opportunity through to recruiting, marketing and training, and developing software systems for the effective management of a franchise network.

Gary continues to work with many well-known brands within the UK in both a consultancy and media promotion capacity. Gary’s many years of experience will help you to identify and implement the most practical and profitable approach, saving you time, money and avoiding costly errors. For an exploratory discussion without fee or obligation, clients are welcome to the regional office to discuss their franchising requirements.