Welcome to Franchise&

Where your franchise journey begins

At Franchise& we work with carefully selected brands, offering emerging, national and international opportunities.
Whether you’re a first-time single unit operator, a seasoned multi-unit franchisee or one that seeks master opportunities – we would love to hear from you!
Our team has diverse experience in subjects ranging from marketing and psychology to legal frameworks and business modelling, allowing us to come together to specialize in the franchising sector.
We will work with you to find the best fit based on your areas of interest and your level of investment.


Meet The Team


Adeel Asghar
Head of Brands

A dynamic professional with a diverse skill set and education in marketing, law and business modelling from Oxford University. At Franchise&. He heads up the partnership with the brands that we represent and work with. With a key focus on emerging trends, consumer behaviours, business modelling and strategic alignment. He also heads-up master franchise opportunities Globally with a key focus on Middle East and Asia.

Paul Davies
Head of Franchising

North America

Paul joins the Franchise&. team as Head of Franchising for North America. Paul has been involved within the franchise sector since 1991, working alongside famous blue-chip brands, such as KFC, Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s and Allied Carpets. Paul also has a strong history within the field of setting up new franchises on both a national and international basis and has also owned and operated his own franchises.

Mikayla Whittle
Head of Franchising

F&B – North England, Scotland & Ireland

Mikayla holds both a BA and MSc in Clinical Psychology. Mikayla works very closely with all Food and Beverage brands in Franchise&.’s portfolio. Since joining the team in 2020, Mikayla has assisted with the growth and development of these brands, delivering over 50 additional territories sold across the brands amongst both single unit and multi-unit franchisees. Mikayla focuses on consumer behavior and demographic research. Mikayla is responsible for the selective recruitment of franchisees, offering support to both the franchisee and franchisor during the onboarding process.

Tareq Shaheen
Head of Franchising

London, Midlands and GCC

Tareq has recently joined the Franchise&. team in 2022. As Head of Franchising for M25 London, Tareq is looking to scale up the brands Franchise&. works with in this region. Tareq has international experience in franchising in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Tareq has a proven track record with many international brands Lavazza, Quick burger, Hwy55, Barton G and footballer Diego Maradona’s Cafe Diego to name a few. Tareq is results orientated and specializes in business development, operations and P&L oversight involving both start-up and established franchises.


Chris Coltham
Franchise Consultant

Franchise Ready Specialist

Chris has previously worked alongside a wide range of franchise brands across all sectors within his 38 years of experience. Chris has joined the Franchise&. team as our internal franchise ready consultant. Chris offers experience and expertise in getting brands franchise ready. Chris supports businesses in developing a growth strategy through franchising their business model, writing documentation, and providing recruitment support as required.


Warner Laurie
Franchise Consultant


Warner is Franchise&.’s franchise consultant in Spain. Originating from Glasgow, Warner currently lives on the Costa del Sol in Spain. With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate and commercial property market in addition to opening 2 successful locations in the UAE of a well-known franchise brand, working alongside one of the directors. Warner now uses his experience to grow brands in the Spanish market.

Grant Mcmillan
Digital Marketing

Grant’s main role within Franchise&. is digital marketing. He focuses on maintaining the social media pages for Franchise& including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and can assist other brands with marketing where required. This includes daily posts, strategic marketing plans for the calendar year, dealing with customer enquiries, working alongside our content creator and promoting all brands through our social media campaigns to assist with lead generation. Grant is currently studying towards a BA in Marketing & Finance at the University of Strathclyde.

Hussain Ali Sheikh

Hussain’s key role within Franchise&. is digital design and videography / photography. He works alongside our digital marketing team to create content for the brands as well as for Franchise&. directly. He makes recurring visits to our the stores of the brands which we work with for up-to-date content as well as captures images and videos during launches. In addition to this, he utilizes the images/videos captured to create content for Franchise&. to promote the brands for recruitment purposes. Hussain is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art on a scholarship awarded by the Govt. of Scotland.

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