Franchising In Wales & Central England

Staffordshire based FDS Midlands is owned and operated by Managing Director Ken Young, an experience professional with a strong background in the franchise express sector. FDS Midlands is part of the worldwide franchise consultancy organisation Franchise Development Services, which has provided advice and guidance to the franchise industry since 1981. FDS Midlands has provided a consultancy service to numerous brands.

Franchising Your Business?

Franchisor (fran-'chI-'zor) - An entity or individual owning the rights of the business. The franchisor grants the right for franchisees to trade under the company name and use the company image and intellectual property rights.

If you want to franchise your business but are unsure what is involved then FDS will prepare a personalised 50-page Initial Franchising Report for you addressing all the key issues.

Prefer to talk? In that case, why not arrange a franchising 'Brain Storm' with a senior consultant? These half-day sessions represent exceptional value for money and will help you decide if franchising is right for your business.

If franchising is the correct way forward, FDS will be pleased to work with you for as long as it takes to implement a professionally structured Franchise Development Programme. We will assist you with financial projections, help you write the Prospectus, brief the lawyer about your Legal Agreement, create a Disclosure Document and help you to shape the Franchise Operations Manual.

Established franchisors who wish to improve the performance of their existing networks will benefit from the FDS 'Health Check'. This service takes a hard look at the current franchise operation and provides a concise report on what needs to be done.

Both new and established franchisors can be helped by FDS with their franchisee recruitment, either via the pages of The Franchise Magazine or by using FranLink - the 'matchmaker' service which aims to introduce prospective franchisees to the franchise that suits them best.

Buying A Franchise?

Franchisee (fran-'chI-'zE) - An individual possessing the rights, granted by the franchisor, to trade under the company name and use the company image and intellectual property rights.

If you want to become a franchisee and you are searching for the right franchise to match your experience, abilities and funds our FranLink service can help you.

FranLink is currently working closely with a number of successful new and established franchisors operating in the following sectors:

  • parcels delivery
  • property lettings
  • courier services
  • car valeting
  • vehicle bodywork repairs
  • CCTV systems

Our particular areas of expertise are the highly popular categories of 'van-based' and 'home-based' franchises. As part of the FDS Midlands franchise consultancy, FranLink is ideally positioned to work with both sides of the franchise partnership in order to ensure a 'win-win' situation for franchisor and franchisee.

Existing franchisees can arrange for FranLink to conduct an independent review of their franchised business, highlighting clear action points for improvement. Franchisees who have successfully built up their businesses and are now ready to move on can also seek help from FranLink to identify a suitable buyer.