Ashtons Franchise Consulting Ltd. (North)

  • Membership: Affiliate
  • Sector: Franchise Development Consultant
  • Contact: Mr Tony Urwin
  • Email:
  • Tel: 01619269882
  • Location: Office 81, Atlantic Business Centre, Atlantic Street, Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5NQ, United Kingdom

Company Overview

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.

Franchise Services

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 launch
  • Manuals
  • Franchise documentation
  • Franchise recruitment.

For established franchisors:

  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Re-writing operational manuals and alignment with legal precedents
  • Franchise system refresh and reboot
  • Franchise prospectus design and production
  • Recruitment of franchisees.
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