Ashtons Franchise Consulting

Ashtons Franchise Consulting

One stop consultancy business helping potential franchisors and established franchisors succeed in franchising

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Ashtons Franchise are the one stop consultancy business helping potential franchisors and established franchisors succeed in franchising

Nick Williams, an experienced franchise professional heads Ashtons Franchise Consulting, who are bfa affiliated experts, formed originally in 1981 and with decades of know how to shares some thoughts.

As long-standing associates of the British Franchise Association, we have a reputation for helping our clients in a different way from many of our competitors. We focus on working at your pace, to your budget to deliver what you want – rather than offering a "one size fits all" approach.

So, what do we offer?

  • An initial FREE consultation to find out whether your business is really ready to franchise
  • If it is, then we can provide a comprehensive A-Z of setting up a franchise system and network successfully
  • And most of all, we offer an approach tailored to your needs! Pick up the phone and tell us what you looking for looking for from a consultant and we will tell you how we can deliver for you.

We'll be pleased to hear from you whenever you are ready for your free initial consultation, bujt now please read on to know more about matters to YOUR business

The Ashtons Franchise Consultancy team provide -

  • Franchisor assessments and feasibility planning
  • Full model set up
  • Manual writing
  • Franchisee recruitment
  • Legal and License agreements
  • Signposting and introduction to all key and relevant ancillary services for franchising successfully

Why should you use our services?

Experienced, flexible, helpful, value for money and knowledgeable - we are well connected in Franchising and act with your best interest in mind. We are not a one man band, giving you peace of mind that we have cover should the consultant working with you be incapacitated or unable to work with you, and we work to a clearly documented process so that at any time a fellow consultant colleague can take your Franchise work forward. We enjoy our work, and our people are friendly and pleasant to work with.

Client Testimonials

“I have worked with Nick Williams for many years and he is the first person I call when I need any help or advice. Nick has worked with me within various aspects of our business and has advised me on both our UK and International development. I now consider Nick as a friend as well as respecting him as a very able and competent franchise consultant, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any services connected to franchising.”
- VIP Bin Cleaning - Mark Harvey, Managing Director
“I would recommend Ashtons Franchise Consulting (formerly FDS) without hesitation. They will give you a professional and honest initial appraisal and ultimately, you will find their advice is worth every penny. Paul Hague has helped build Sports Xtra into a fantastic management franchise from which we have seen the benefits of the hard work that we continue to both put in.”
- Sports Xtra - Gareth Lippiatt, Managing Director
“Ashtons Franchise Consulting (formerly FDS) and Ashton KCJ have advised CeX on strategic, legal, compliance and recruitment marketing of our franchise development programme since inception in 2004, and continue to contribute to our success in achieving growth of over 250 franchised outlets in the UK, Spain, Republic of Ireland and Mexico..”
- CeX - Frank Orchard, Director


Ashtons Franchise Consulting are BFA affiliated, working in association with other leading BFA affiliated service providers specialising in territory mapping, raising finance, accounting and management information systems, and tailored insurance for franchisors and franchisees.

Make contact with us today by submitting a request form and one of our experienced consultants will be in touch

Ashtons Franchise Consulting has recently welcomed a new consultant to their team, Edinburgh based, extending Ashtons full service franchise support to clients in Scotland and beyond. Charlie Dickson, BA; MBA, has an extensive career in franchising, both as a franchisee in his early career with Esso Petroleum and then from working for a variety of franchisors in senior management positions across a number of retail, technology, automotive and E-commerce organisations. Charlie has significant...

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