Signs Express Franchise

Signs Express

Join the UK's largest sign and graphics company with over 65 franchises in the UK & Ireland.

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Signs Express has one of the most successful business models in the B2B arena and is the UK’s largest sign

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and graphics company with over 65 franchises in the UK and Ireland. In 2015, Signs Express won the coveted British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year award and has been a finalist for Franchisor of the year award multiple times, most recently in 2017..

A franchise with Signs Express offers high rewards in a dynamic and creative industry with the added benefit of a strong brand.

Signs Express

Established for over 25 years, Signs Express has all the skills and experience you need to help you become your own boss as a franchisee. They offer support, training and advice from a dedicated UK team in all areas of business operations as well as industry insights, so you do not need any previous sign industry experience to become a Signs Express franchisee.

With larger branches regularly turning over in excess of 1 million pounds and the average franchisee staying with Signs Express for over 10 years, they offer a sustainable and profitable business model.

“It has been really amazing to be able to shape my business around my own lifestyle and ethics. It has been important for me to involve my son and daughter in the business and I am pleased to have created a lucrative legacy for them after I retire.”

Stephen Lloyd, Signs Express (Chester)

The Franchise Package

Signs Express is looking to grow their network and have prime sites available throughout the UK. To celebrate their continued success, Signs Express are not onliy re-investing their £20k franchise fee back in to all new businesses’ they are also investing a further £10k into your start-up costs, saving you £30,000! This, along with savings on equipment means that the start-up costs for establishing your own Signs Express centre are significantly more affordable than ever before!

Instead of £80k + working capital, you now require just £40k + working capital*.

*Major banks can fund up to 50-70% of the cost, dependent upon your financial history.

Signs Express also have a select number of established businesses for sale where a franchisee is looking to sell their franchise. Premises, equipment, staff and customers are all already in place, enabling you to hit the ground running.

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What do I get for my investment?

  • A comprehensive start-up package
  • 3-week training programme
  • £30k invested in your new start-up!
  • A challenging career with a management franchise
  • Ongoing support from a team of experts at head office including areas such as marketing, procurement, business development and operations
  • Access to thousands of sale leads as the UKs most searched sign brand on google
  • Buying power as the leading signs and graphics company
  • Excellent relationship with all leading banks to help you secure finance
  • Access to national account customers

Signs Express offers a franchise opportunity with a big difference. With regular repeat business, high value orders, a stable marketplace and an established brand, is Signs Express the right franchise for you?

Request a prospectus or attend a discovery day to find out more.

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