A franchise specialist with over 35 years’ experience of franchising. His first 20 years in franchising were spent with Clarks Shoes in the UK and Walt Disney in the Middle East. A BFA Affiliate franchise consultant since 2000 has been responsible for the successful development of business format franchising in most fields of business. Tony has established Ashtons as a major force in the North of Britain. He has also successfully completed projects in France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Australia, Thailand, Spain, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Syria, The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.