Franchising In Southern England

The 2018 bfa NatWest Survey found that the South was amongst the regions of the UK that experienced the largest increase to regional economy in years. Franchising is contributing over £17.2 billion to the UK’s economy and employs over 700,000 people.

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 Sawyer Consultant

Business Options, franchise and business expansion consultancy, provides help, advice and support to companies looking to expand their business through franchising.

Clive has been helping companies to franchise, both in the UK and internationally for over 20 years and is a regular speaker at a wide range of franchise events as well as the author of three books on franchising. He is also known for his ethical and dedicated approach. Clive is founder of the “Encouraging Women Into Franchising” Group (EWIF), which is a non for profit organisation focused on helping women become involved in franchising.

Steve Felmingham Consultant

Steve has been involved in franchising for over 25 years, and has been a franchisee, a franchisor, an international master franchisee and an international franchise consultant, developing, launching and managing dozens of UK and international master franchises in Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Australia.

Working with everyone from small, new-start companies to multi-billion dollar international organisations, steve has hands-on practical skills and experience at all levels.

Phil Mowat Consultant

Phil has been in the franchise industry for over a decade, starting out by franchising his sister’s business, a hair and makeup artist booking agency specialising in weddings. From there he’s worked for 3 global franchisors, including for ActionCOACH as the strategic partnership manager and as a business coach, and then for Expense Reduction Analysts as the UK country director, managing a network of over 100 UK franchisees.

Today he works with clients from a wide variety of sectors, and prides himself on working in a very personal and committed manner, to help them successfully franchise their business.

Nina Moran-Watson Legal Advisor

NMW is a specialist franchise agreement legal practice acting for franchisors and franchisees.

Nina has been involved in franchising for over 30 years and is particularly recognised as an expert in reviewing franchise agreements for prospective franchisees, offering a highly competitive franchisee dedicated service through her website:


Emily Sadler Legal Advisor

Emily has 15 years’ experience drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts with specialist expertise in franchise agreements.

Emily has drafted many franchise agreements in a range of business sectors and is on the panel of recommended lawyers for a major high street chain of hairdressers and a domiciliary care franchise for her franchisee work.

Damian Humphrey Legal Advisor

Damian heads up Ashtons Legal’s nationally recognised franchise team, which provides a first-class service to many of the country’s leading franchise brands. His work involves helping franchisors set up and grow their franchise networks with a particular emphasis on helping franchisors expanding their brands internationally.

Damian has been awarded the Qualified Franchise Professional Qualification by the British Franchise Association.

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