"A bespoke franchisee recruitment solution"

Traditionally Franchisors have had two choices for their recruitment strategy:

  1. Build an in-house recruitment team which can be costly, inefficient and needs to be managed on a daily basis.

  2. Share the responsibility of recruitment at director level and accept that the time spent on Franchisee selection can detract from your other business duties and thus have an impact on business development.

FDS now offers Franchisors a third choice - FranMatch, a service that saves you time and money!

To provide an effective Lead Management Service from within your company takes considerable knowledge, time, effort and expense with multiple calls made outside of office hours which impacts on your social life! We take care of everything and simply call you when, and only when, we have suitable candidates for you to interview.

Our structured method enables us to identify and focus our attention on only the genuine prospects. By following our methods we ensure that, prior to meeting with you, the candidates match your profile and are seriously interested in investing in your franchise. It is only at this stage that we will arrange for the applicants to meet with you.

To reach the goal of arranging each meeting for you we will have spoken to as many as 50 candidates to filter out those that either do not wish to progress or don't match the specific requirements for your 'ideal Franchisee profile'.

The FranMatch service appeals to the established and new Franchisor allowing them to utilise their time and management in other areas of their franchise development.

Provided that your company has realistic Franchisee recruitment goals, a budget in place and the desire to work with us as part of your team then we should have the ability to succeed together.

Using FDS services for lead management has the following benefits:

  • You will be in the leading Franchisee Recruitment publications and websites.
  • You will benefit from our a substantial investment in the world's best software.
  • We have a strong track record in Franchisee recruitment.
  • Our service operates to British Franchise Association (bfa) guidelines.
  • We visit your operation to fully understand your requirements.
  • We obtain and provide honest feedback from candidates.
  • We will ensure that the best possible service is provided.
  • You will only meet with pre-qualified candidates - saving you time and money.
  • We are flexible and react quickly as your Franchisee recruitment needs change.
  • Regular Management Reports are provided ensuring you are kept up to date.

Our structured lead management service includes:

  • A promotional campaign in FDS publications and websites to generate the highest calibre prospective Franchisee enquiries.
  • Analysis of each enquiry to ensure they meet your profile requirements.
  • Initiate an email campaign to all qualified applicants.
  • Educate the candidates on your business and the role of the Franchisee.
  • Initial introduction & fact finding calls with candidates to learn more about them and confirm information received.
  • In-depth telephone interview to further qualify the candidates.
  • Thorough review of candidates to assess their suitability for your franchise.
  • Facilitate meetings with suitable candidates and yourselves.
  • Follow up calls and post meeting feedback.

When a meeting has been arranged we supply you with a profile pack containing:



  • Personal contact details & background information
  • Financial information
  • A summary of our opinion