We’re a talented team of franchise specialists, with experience in assisting businesses of all sizes and specialisms to expand and grow through franchising. As an independent consultancy, our aim is to deliver a bespoke solution which transitions your business from where it is today to a national or even international brand through, if appropriate, the use of franchising.We have contacts throughout the franchise industry, including franchise lawyers, trademark lawyers, franchisee recruitment agencies and marketing specialists. We don’t simply “do the consultancy” and leave you – we will stay with you for as long as you need to feel confident in growing your business through franchising.Managing the consultancy is Tony Urwin, 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, Tony has been responsible for successful development of business format franchising in most fields of business and is established as a major force in the North of Britain. Tony has also successfully completed projects in France, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey, Spain, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Syria, The United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.
For businesses new to franchising:A no-cost first exploratory face-to-face meeting, offering general advice, guidance and direction, leading on to a menu from which you can choose our support for any – or all – of the following: Franchise preparation, from conception to launchManualsFranchise documentationFranchise recruitment.For established franchisors:Infrastructure improvementRe-writing operational manuals and alignment with legal precedentsFranchise system refresh and rebootFranchise prospectus design and productionRecruitment of franchisees.
When Tony delivered our completed franchise system, we realised just what a mammoth task it had been. We couldn’t have done it without Tony and his team at Aldhere. The best thing was that Tony was able to quickly grasp the complexities of our business, make suggestions to help with franchising and then take full responsibility for preparing the system whilst we got on running the business. Ten out of ten as franchise consultants. We highly recommend Aldhere to any aspiring franchisor.
Although we come from a consulting background, we recognised that our franchise knowledge was not that great. Tony quickly understood our operation and identified the hooks to attract franchisees. With the depth of knowledge and experience, our excellent documentation was produced to time and budget.
Runway Pilates has established an enviable reputation with hundreds of clients attending our Reformer Pilates sessions. Tony and the team at Aldhere documented the essence of our business to develop an excellent franchise system for use by our franchisees. The programme was delivered to time and budget. What is a complex process was made easy for us through Aldhere.
Headquartered in Istanbul with established operations in 30 countries and over 500 stores, we were conscious that whilst we enjoyed considerable success as an international Franchisor, we needed to refresh our system. Tony came highly recommended and worked with us throughout the process of developing ‘best in class’ documentation. Since his involvement, we have opened in three more countries and our revamped documentation is greatly helping our operations.