Do you own a successful business operating with one or a few locations, and would like to franchise for growth? If you are posing the question ‘can I franchise my business?’ you are in the right place.

Franchising offers an effective route into building a national network without requiring the management infrastructure, time and capital investment of company-owned expansion. We are here to work with you to prepare everything you need to franchise your business successfully and achieve national and/or international expansion.

Franchise My Business With Ashtons Franchise Consulting

Developing a franchise is not simple, and you need all the advice and experience you can gather to maximise your potential and minimise the risk of costly excess and wasted time.

Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC) has all the skills, expertise and knowledge to effectively guide you on your journey to franchise my business.

We’re a team of talented specialists with over 40 years of experience in assisting hundreds of businesses to expand and grow, including the likes of CEX, Tax Assist and Eggfree Cake Box. We offer nationwide coverage and work with companies of all sizes and from all sectors.

Just Ask! We can work with you in any way you wish, focusing on your best interests.

Contact our team to find out how we can help you “franchise my business”

With offices in Norwich, London and Edinburgh our consultants work across the whole of the UK and internationally. Our managing consultant, Nick Williams, offers free initial advice and guidance via phone or email.

  • Give us a call on 01603 703254; or
  • Fill in our simple online enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.

Can I franchise my business? Take the test

Unsure if your business is ready to franchise? Why not take our test and share your results with us? By answering a series of 8 questions you will be in a good position to determine if you should start looking at franchising as a means of expanding your business.

How we will help you “franchise my business”

Taking the first steps into franchising can be daunting, we are here to help you as much (or as little) as required. Our consultancy is tailored to meet your requirements, so you do not end up paying for ‘extras’ that you do not need.

For new franchisors we offer:

  • Franchise assessments and feasibility planning
  • Full model set up – the Franchise Development Programme
  • Manual writing
  • One day franchise brainstorming
  • Training and mentoring
  • Franchisee recruitment
  • Legal agreements
  • Signposting and introduction to all key and relevant ancillary services for franchising successfully

As a start point for anyone considering franchising their business we recommend the initial assessment:

Franchise My Business – The Initial Assessment

Do you find yourself asking the question: how to franchise my business? The AFC Assessment Analysis is your most important first investment in the process of setting up a franchise. The twin goals of the analysis are for AFC franchise consultants to study the business and its market and identify what modifications may be required to ensure its smooth transfer to a franchise concept.

Following on from the initial assessment, you are then ready to move onto one of our development programmes. At AFC we understand that some businesses have a limited budget available to them – therefore we have a number of service options.

Franchise My Business – Franchise Development Programme

Our franchise consultants assist in developing all the elements within a Business Format Franchise, for example, the Franchise Prospectus and Franchise Information Memorandum (the detailed offer document), the Franchise Agreement and the Franchise Operations Manual. We offer a full range of quality services including strategic partnerships with franchise lawyers, accountants, bankers, territory mapping specialists and intellectual property lawyers, to name but a few.

Franchise Operations Manual

A high-quality Operations Manual is a vital element of any franchise business. Without one, a franchise cannot readily get off the ground, let alone flourish. AFC franchise consultants can help you create detailed operating and training manuals that will significantly enhance your franchise.

Case Studies

AFC has helped many companies franchise their business nationally and internationally. Discover a selection of case studies and testimonials that demonstrate the solutions that AFC franchise consultants have provided to our clients.

Recent testimonials

  • “We spoke with several franchise consultants but feel we really made the right choice with Charlie Dickson from Ashtons. He has helped guide us step by step through what initially seemed like a rather daunting process. Charlie has that rare ability of being able to communicate the most complex of topics in a clear and understandable manner. Excellent documentation and well-planned meeting agendas to walk through the steps. Charlie always made himself available to lend support and took a genuine interest in our business and its future plans. We always felt well supported.” Chris Callan, Chief Operating Officer, Just Clear.
  • “Ashtons Franchise Consulting helped us to devise and launch our franchise. They were meticulous in producing all the documentation and manual and Richard has been invaluable in advising and guiding us.” Richard Chambers, C.E.O, Get A Drip.
  • “We worked with Phil over a period of six months to set up and launch our new pest control franchise business and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others in the same position. Phil is knowledgeable, capable, professional and reliable. He’s gone above and beyond to get us up and running and we’re thrilled with the progress we’ve made since”. Caroline Szeremeta, Franchise Business Development Lead at PGH Beegone Franchising Limited.
  • “A great experience to really develop my business and was an absolute pleasure to work with Paul. Ashtons were a pleasure to work with and I feel very confident going forward that I will be able to grow my business substantially. Paul really took his time to understand my business and gave me really detailed meetings so that I could plan and prepare for each stage of the franchise development plan. I hope to continue to work with Ashtons in the foreseeable future as we meet company targets.” Amandeep Gill, Founder, Boost Education.

Attend a FREE ‘How to Franchise’ Seminar

The AFC ‘How to Franchise’ Seminars represent an excellent opportunity for you to meet and hear from some of the country’s leading franchise consultancy professionals free of charge. These events are being well received by people who are considering how to franchise their business.

Advice and Guidance

Using over 35 years of experience in the franchise industry, AFC provides franchise consultancy and produces definitive advice and guidance for businesses that are considering how to franchise.

Read these articles for key advice and guidance:

Meet our team of franchise consultants

Our team boasts a highly experienced set of individuals with decades of practical experience in franchising. The team consists of:

  • Nick Williams – Nick is managing consultant and leads the team at Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC). An affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (bfa), Nick has extensive knowledge of all franchise sectors and regularly speaks at seminars and national exhibitions.
  • Richard Langrick – Richard heads up the manual writing team at AFC. An affiliate member of the bfa, he has owned a franchise and has ‘hands on’ experience of franchising, recruitment, mentoring and training.
  • Charlie Dickson – Charlie has a wealth of experience in being both a franchisee (for Esso Petroleum) and working for a variety of franchisors in a senior management capacity. He is an affiliate member of the bfa and regularly works with AFC clients both in the UK and internationally.
  • Paul Hague – Paul became a franchise consultant in 1993 and as a result, is extremely knowledgeable and committed to franchising best practice. He has worked with brands from all over the world and across a wide variety of business sectors.
  • Phil Mowat – Phil’s franchising journey began in 2009 when he helped his sister to franchise her business, gaining a total of 40 franchisees within 5 years. Since then, he has held a number of managerial roles in global franchised businesses and also qualified as a business coach.

Contact our team to find out how we can help you franchise your business

  • Give us a call on 01603 703254; or
  • Fill in our simple online enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.


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