East Anglia: Law firm Ashton KCJ to advise fish and chips chain Harry Ramsden’s on franchising

John Chambers, head of the franchising team at Ashton KCJ

John Chambers, head of the franchising team at Ashton KCJ - Credit: Archant

EAST Anglian law firm Ashton KCJ has won an instruction from Harry Ramsden’s, the national fish and chip restaurant chain, to advise it on all domestic and international franchising.

Harry Ramsden’s, which was established in Yorkshire more than 80 years ago and already has more than 30 outlets, is planning to expand with the launch of 50 new “quick service” restaurants around the UK and Ireland.

John Chambers, head of the franchising team at Ashton KCJ, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Harry Ramsden’s and to be adding such a well recognised brand to our growing portfolio of local, national and international clients.

“Being a Yorkshireman myself, this is one client which is particularly close to my heart.”

Joe Teixeira, chief executive Harry Ramsden’s added: “Ashton KCJ have a proven track record in the franchising sector and we are looking forward to working with the whole team.

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“We look forward to evolving this much loved and iconic British brand into the nation’s favourite fish and chip proposition.”

Ashton KCJ, which secured the Harry Ramsden’s instruction through a competitive tendering process, has alsorecently been appointed by Shawarma Xpress, a Bahraini restaurant chain, to advise on its UK and international roll-out.

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