Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC) Associates
AFC works with associate partners in providing extra services to the franchise market, such as consultancy services, territory mapping, trade mark and intellectual property protection, financial services, insurance providers, PR agencies, print and design and recruitment.
These are AFC Associates who provide a recognised and proven product or service to help you to get the best out of your franchise development.
FranExec is a specialist service offered by AFC. Utilising the experience and contacts built up over many years in the franchise sector, we can help with the placement of executives to fill your top level vacancies.
Whether you're considering buying a franchise or looking to grow your business through franchising, find out how HSBC's expertise could help you to do so with confidence. Their experienced business managers can make fast, effective decisions, helping potential franchisors and franchisees to establish their businesses and build their success. With over 25 years of experience in supporting the UK franchising industry, they know that franchising is about more than just making money. It's also about creating strong and mutually-beneficial relationships. They work closely with the British Franchise Association (BFA) and its members to encourage successful and ethical franchising. HSBC are proud sponsors of the HSBC BFA Franchisor and Franchisee of the Year awards.
Franchise Territory Mapping
Atlas Mapping use only the very latest available maps, demographics, tools and methodologies to ensure that your franchise network provides a solid foundation for growth – letting you and your franchisees enjoy long-term stability and success. Whatever your stage of development, as a new or long-established franchisor, Atlas Mapping's professional franchise territory mapping services will provide the right solution for your business.
Tech4T offers a wide range of franchise mapping services, including optimised franchise regions and sales or service territories for the UK, Europe, USA and most countries worldwide. Tech4T employs specialist mapping and analysis tools, and coupled with expert knowledge to correctly 'weight' information within the geographic segmentation process, Tech4T can achieve the best balanced territorial results for your franchise.
Intellectual Property Protection
Brand Protect is a respected trade mark specialists, providing a whole range of trade mark services, from the essential application and registration services to the more complex litigation stages. Since its inception, Brand Protect has been working closely with franchise operations of all sizes and understands their specific needs. They can deliver excellent trade mark solutions that are incredibly good value for money.
The franchise manual production facility of AFC, known as FranManuals, has produced operating and training manuals for franchisors capturing their know-how, business systems and detailed operational procedures. FranManuals produces these essential documents that are at the very heart of every genuine business format franchise.