Franchising in London

72% of all franchise systems are represented in London according to the bfa NatWest 2018 survey, making up £3.2billion of the £17.2 billion that the franchise industry contributes to the UK economy.

Prospective franchisee or franchisor, as your trusted partner in franchising we are here to support you throughout your journey. Together with our professional partners, we can give you all the information and guidance you need.

Meet the Experts

Clive Smith Consultant

Clive is an accomplished franchise practitioner, having spent most of his career working for franchised businesses, achieving senior management positions.

Franchise focus aims is to develop long term relationships with its clients. It guides and assists companies to effectively expand by franchising, from initially conducting an objective feasibility assessment through to creating viable franchise models, developing practical and robust systems, recruiting the right franchisees and coaching franchisor teams to adopt solid franchise management techniques. we work with new, emerging and established franchisors.

Julie Waites Consultant

Julie Waites is an experienced franchise consultant with a national and international profile. She set up The Franchise Company in 1991 and is currently one of the partners.

Julie is a member of the chartered institute of marketing and is a guest speaker for the British Franchise Association on workshops for franchisors.

She has extensive expertise in the practices and principle of franchisee recruitment and has helped clients to recruit many hundreds (or even thousands) of franchisees.

Nick Williams Consultant

Nick leads Ashtons Franchise Consulting team as managing consultant, with more than 20 years of experience helping plcs, successful private companies, partnerships and sole traders to success in franchising.

He enjoys leading seminars and events to give valuable insights to budding franchisors, and offers a wealth of know how.

Roz Goldstein Legal Advisor

Roz provides legal advice to franchisors and franchisees having founded Goldstein Legal in 2006, after almost 20 years’ experience working as an in-house lawyer for major franchisors, including burger king and o2. in 2017, roz published her book to help aspiring franchisors achieve their business goals.

A well-known face in the franchising industry, Roz regularly sits on panels offering her pragmatic advice and thoughts to the franchise industry. She has also been part of the judging panel for the bfa’s Franchise Awards and earner her QFP status in 2017.

John Pratt Legal Advisor

John Pratt is the author of the UK’s textbook on the legal aspects of franchising, has been the Legal Advisor to the bfa, Chair of the International Bar Association’s Franchising Committee, Chair of American Bar Association’s International Franchising Division and Chair of Euro Franchise Lawyers – The grouping of Europe’s Leading Franchise Lawyers.

Who’s who legal has rated john as Europe’s Leading Franchise Lawyer.

Kiall Bagnell Legal Advisor

Kiall is a Partner in the Sherrards Corporate and Commercial team and is known for his down to earth approach. He advises on all areas of corporate law and specialises in franchising.

Kiall advises both franchisors and franchisees on all the legal aspects associated with franchising, including possible expansion including direct unit franchising, master franchising and area development.

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