Afia Sirkhot

Director, A & S Restaurants

Afia Sirkhot is the Director of A & S Restaurants Ltd.  Her company owns and operates seven McDonald’s restaurants and employs over 900 staff.  She was McDonalds first Asian female franchisee.

An advocate of women in business.  Afia has won the British Franchising award and, more recently, the entrepreneur category in the Asian Woman of achievement award 2020.

She has been on the board of Ronald McDonald house charity who provide free accommodation to families with sick children in hospital.  For the past three years she has been  the regional and national leadership representative for franchisees in her area.

Born and bought up in the Midlands, Afia’s background in food retail led to her joining the franchise she started her career with McDonald’s 21 years ago.