THE FACTS 

Highly experienced in franchise business development 
Supportive of potential franchisees 
Able to expand brands internationally 
A one stop shop for any franchise request 

ABOUT 

Over the years, we have helped hundreds of franchisor businesses (of all sizes and budgets) in a variety of different sectors to grow into successful networks. We understand that every franchisor has different ambitions and whatever these may be, we are keen to help you achieve them. Our consultants provide a one-stop shop of specialised services available to business seeking to grow through franchising. 
 
 
A Tailor made franchising service 
 
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. 
 
We are a team of dedicated specialists with decades of experience in assisting businesses to expand and grow, including the likes of CEX, TaxAssist 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. 
BFA Affiliated Franchise Consultancy 
 
If you are an established franchisor you main gain benefit from us supporting you in the redevelopment of your model, or updating of your franchise manuals and legal agreement. 
 
We are affiliated to the British Franchise Association and have a strong network of service provider partners enabling us to signpost all relevant needs to our clients. 
 
We offer regular business masterclass sessions to those considering growing through franchising. 

What their clients say 

CHRIS CALLAN 
Chief Operating Officer - Just Clear 
“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. 

Nick Williams 

MANAGING CONSULTANT 
An experienced national and international franchise development consultant, I have worked in the UK franchise industry for a premier UK and international consultancy for over 20 years. During this time I gained considerable knowledge across the majority of business sectors and sizes - from pre start-up to PLC. 
 
I am a longstanding advocate of ethical franchising practices and with Ashtons Franchise work to educate business owners and the public about franchising. 
 
Please get in touch to find out how we can help. 

Interview with 

PHIL MOWAT - FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT 
There are many challenges to setting up your own business, but you don't have to do it on your own. It's good advice to surround yourself with good people who will help you to be accountable to yourself. 
 
In this episode we speak with Phil Mowat of Ashtons Franchise Consulting who has helped hundreds of people over the years providing support, guidance, practical advice and coaching to set up their business for success. 
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