Phil Mowat

Managing Consultant, Ashtons Franchise Consulting

Phil has been in franchising for nearly 15 years, entering the industry to franchise the family business, a hair and makeup artist booking agency. He’s also worked for global franchisors ActionCOACH and Expense Reduction Analysts. He’s now the Managing Consultant for Ashtons Franchise Consulting helping other business owners to grow via franchising.

At that point he met with Ashtons (known as FDS back in 2008) and began building a relationship with Nick Williams, the stalwart of Ashtons over the years.

Having successfully grown the makeup business via franchising and with the prevalence of technology kicking in to make business easier, Phil had the opportunity to go and spread his wings into the global franchisor space, working as Head of UK for the Australian brand, Local Appliance Rentals, as the Strategic Partnership Manager and business coach at ActionCOACH UK, and as the UK Country Director at Expense Reduction Analysts.

After conversation with Nick, Phil was delighted to join Ashtons Franchise Consulting in 2019 as a franchise development consultant, to help business owners franchise their businesses. He has more recently, in April 2023, taken over from semi-retired Nick as the Managing Consultant for the company and is relishing the future opportunity that lies ahead for him and the business.