Agency Express

Company Overview

Agency Express provides specialist board maintenance services to over 40% of all UK estate agencies via a nationwide network of over 110 franchise operators. Each operator erects, maintains and removes hundreds of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards each working week.  The Agency Express franchise is a van-based, owner-operated opportunity that benefits from both low start-up costs and ongoing low overheads, yet provides the opportunity of expanding the business into a multi-van management franchise as the business grows.

Franchise Overview

Agency Express was formed in 1998 specifically as a franchise operation to provide a daily nationwide service to both corporate and independent estate and lettings agencies. The head office and support team is based in Norwich and Norwich/Norfolk is a company-owned territory, for the last 16 years, and acts as the training territory for new franchisees. We have only limited greenfield territory availability in most regions, although some re-sale opportunities of existing territories are becoming available.

Training

Our eight-day training programme covers all aspects of the business, from servicing boards to marketing and business administration. Each franchisee attends two days at head office to cover the theory needed to operate a successful franchise, followed by three days practical training in the established company-owned territory, providing the opportunity to work under supervision. The course completes with three days of marketing training and a business launch within the franchisee’s territory.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A franchisee’s time is predominantly spent erecting and maintaining estate agents’ daily board requests, provided via our unique online board ordering and management system, SignMaster3. SignMaster3 reduces daily admin and planning to a minimum, and produces daily route plans and loading lists, and business management tools. All invoicing and payment is conducted by the company on the franchisee’s behalf, allowing the franchisee more time to operate and grow the business.

Full Description


Agency Express is the UK’s only national estate agency board company with a network of over 115 franchisees

Multi-award-winning Agency Express was established in 1998 to offer a nationwide professional board service to both corporate and independent estate agencies.

Today, via a network of 115 successful franchise operators, Agency Express erects, services and maintains over 51% of all estate agency boards in the UK.

As a market leader and an award-winning franchise, franchisees benefit from a nationally recognised brand, established reputation, comprehensive franchise package and proven business formulas.

10 Reasons to Choose Agency Express

  • Low start-up costs
  • A van-based business means low overheads
  • 100% daily repeat business
  • Existing national accounts
  • No national competitor
  • Family friendly working hours
  • Simple to operate
  • Centralised invoicing and payments system
  • Minimal paperwork
  • Accredited by both the British and Irish Franchise Associations

The earning potential

Each franchise territory is carefully designed to give you the maximum reward for your efforts, and to enable you to put additional vehicles and employees on the road as your business expands. Ultimately, your earnings are determined by your own ambition, and there is no upper limit!

Agency Express top franchisees turned over in excess of £160,000, with many others exceeding £100,000, but an established single vehicle operation should turn over in the region of £65,000 which, after expenditure should provide a net profit of approximately £45,000.

Comprehensive franchise package

The unique Agency Express franchise package requires an investment of £24,500 plus fully claimable VAT, and has been carefully designed to get your business up & running straight away.

The franchise package includes:

Territory licence A 10-year renewable franchise agreement to trade as Agency Express within your own exclusive territory

Fully sign written van – The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van, complete with Agency Express graphics, SatNav and removable racking

Comprehensive training – A total of eight days’ training covering all aspects of our business and a business launch in your own territory

Specialist tools and equipment All tools and equipment are provided for you to get your business up and running. Included in our comprehensive package is an Android smart phone, a specialist vinyl printer, together with supplies of vinyl, 4mm ‘correx’, compact ladders and a variety of other bespoke tools

Access to SignMaster3 A 10-year licence to access SignMaster3, the Agency Express online board management system. SignMaster3 and the Signmaster3 Franchisee App enables you to seamlessly manage all work on a daily basis

Corporate clothing – An all-weather range of high quality banded corporate clothing and essential day-to-day safety wear

Stationery and marketing literature – All the start-up corporate stationery supplies, business cards and marketing literature you will require

Public liability insurance The premium paid on your first 12 months’ public liability insurance, covering you for £5,000,000

Operations manual – A comprehensive Franchise Procedure and Operations Manual covering all aspects of the business

Launch and ongoing support Including extensive territory research, customer database creation and weekly mailshot campaigns

Training & support

In addition to the franchise package, all Agency Express franchisees receive 8 days comprehensive training and support from our dedicated team. However, our franchisees are never alone in their franchise journey, as the team is only a phone call away with help and advice.

Furthermore, the team’s unique SignMaster3 on-line board ordering system supports you by reducing your administration to a minimum, and their Centralised Accounts Department takes care of all invoicing for you.

Don’t just take our word for it

“I was very impressed by the professional approach and care that Agency Express took in selecting the right people to join the franchise network. I found the training course extremely helpful, but the ongoing support once I’d started the business was even more valuable. The team at head office were on the end of the phone whenever I needed help with pricing queries or technical issues.”

-Agency Express, Shropshire

“I was attracted to Agency Express because of the potential that is out there to grow the business. So far my experience has been fantastic, I really do enjoy the day to day job. As soon as I see a new estate agent pop up I can’t wait to go in and introduce myself!”

-Agency Express, Chelmsford

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In Summary:

Description:
Agency Express is the UK’s only national ‘For Sale’ board company with a network of 115 franchisees. Your earnings are determined by your own ambition! Be part of a market which is worth an estimated £20 million a year.
Opportunities:
In the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£24,500
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full
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In Summary:

Description:
Agency Express is the UK’s only national ‘For Sale’ board company with a network of 115 franchisees. Your earnings are determined by your own ambition! Be part of a market which is worth an estimated £20 million a year.
Opportunities:
In the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£24,500
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full