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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.

Agency Express

Opportunities:
In the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£24,500
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full

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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    Steve Warren, Agency Express Chelmsford

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    Alex Sunjich, Agency Express Falkirk

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    Peter Waters, Agency Express Reading

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    John Burke, Agency Express Colchester

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    Silver Success for Agency Express

    3rd July 2018

    Agency Express are delighted to announce their silver success at the 2018 ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards. The multi award-winning van-based franchise is the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services and, via a network o...

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    Agency Express Voted as ‘Supplier of the Year’ for a Second Year at the ESTAS!

    25th April 2018

    Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of estate agency board services, is delighted to announce that they have been voted as the UK’s best supplier to the property industry in the 2018 ESTAS Awards for a second consecutive year. The ESTAS determines th...

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    Agency Express Announced as bfa Franchisor of the Year Finalist

    7th March 2018

    We’re delighted to announce that Agency Express, the UK’s largest, multiple award-winning estate agency board franchise, has been revealed as finalists in the prestigious ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards. Of the 900+ UK franchise brands, Agency...

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    Agency Express Make the 2018 ESTAS Shortlist

    5th March 2018

    Agency Express has for a fifth consecutive year been recognised for its outstanding customer service by The ESTAS, the UK’s largest residential property industry award scheme. The ESTAS ‘Supplier of the Year’ category, sponsored by Zoopla, determines the...

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    Agency Express wins Supplier of the Year at the ESTAS the most prestigious property awards in the UK

    15th May 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Agency Express has been recognised for outstanding customer service by the largest, and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. The ESTAS determines the best suppliers in the industry based on fee...

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  • ESTAS awards shortlist for Agency Express

    ESTAS awards shortlist for Agency Express

    5th April 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Agency Express have been recognised for outstanding customer service in the highly revered ESTAS awards ‘Supplier of the Year’ category. The ESTAS sponsored by Zoopla determines the best estate & letting agents, mortg...

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  • Agency Express shortlisted for a fourth consecutive year at the Negotiator Awards

    Agency Express shortlisted for a fourth consecutive year at the Negotiator Awards

    30th September 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Agency express has, for a fourth consecutive year, been shortlisted for “Estate Agency Supplier of the Year – Services & Products” in the highly revered Negotiator Awards. The 2016 entry list has been report...

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    Three Years, Five ESTAS

    20th April 2016

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    Agency Express Receives Bronze Award at 2015 Negotiator Awards

    16th November 2015

    Agency Express proudly announce their recent Bronze award for ‘Supplier of the Year – Products and Services’ at the highly revered 2015 Negotiator Awards. The Negotiator Awards celebrates the successes and achievements of those within the residential pro...

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    Golden Year for Agency Express

    1st July 2015

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    Double win for Agency Express at the 2015 ESTAS awards

    22nd April 2015

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    Agency Express make ESTAS Shortlist

    10th March 2015

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    Agency Express appoint new Business Development Manager

    9th February 2015

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    Agency Express awarded at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2014

    16th January 2015

    Agency Express proudly announce their recent Bronze award for ‘Supplier of the year’ at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2014 in association with The Sunday Times and sponsored by Zoopla Property Group. On Friday 5th December, over 650 leading estate a...

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    Going for Gold: Agency Express Win Supplier of the Year Award

    7th November 2014

    Agency Express proudly announce their recent success as the winner of the Gold award for estate agency ‘Supplier of the Year – Services’ at the 2014 Negotiator Awards. The Negotiator Awards celebrates the successes and achievements of those within the re...

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    14th October 2014

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    Agency Express shortlisted as Estate Agency Supplier of the Year

    8th October 2014

    Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of nationwide estate agency board services, are delighted to announce that they have for a second consecutive year, been shortlisted in the 2014 Negotiator Awards under the category ‘Estate Agency Supplier of the Y...

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    Agency Express attends National Franchise Exhibition for 25th year

    25th September 2014

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  • Phil Spencer announces Agency Express as top supplier to the UK residential property market

    Phil Spencer announces Agency Express as top supplier to the UK residential property market

    5th June 2014

    We are delighted to announce that Agency Express has achieved the Bronze award for ‘Supplier of the Year’ in the coveted 2014 ESTAS, making Agency Express the number one board operator in the UK, as voted by estate agents. Presented by Phil Spencer, the ...

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    17th April 2014

    Agency Express, the UK’s largest estate agency board service provider, are delighted to confirm that they have been announced as finalists in the coveted ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year’ awards for the second year running. Each year the British Fran...

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  • Agency Express achieve ‘Finalists’ in the 2014 Franchise Marketing Awards

    Agency Express achieve ‘Finalists’ in the 2014 Franchise Marketing Awards

    20th March 2014

    Agency Expresse are pleased to announce that they achieved ‘finalist’ for ‘Best Website’ in the coveted 2014 ‘Franchise Marketing Awards’. Agency Express continually look at ways in which they can improve and make their online presents both innovat...

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  • A year of charitable donations

    A year of charitable donations

    22nd January 2014

    Each year Agency Express does their utmost to contribute and raise funds for a number of charities both national and local. Over the last 12 months Agency Express has been delighted to confirm that their charitable contributions have reached £2,610. This has ...

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    Sign here for a great business opportunity

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  • The Silver Award goes to Agency Express

    The Silver Award goes to Agency Express

    21st November 2013

    We are pleased to announce their achievement as both a finalist and the winner of the Silver award in the 2013 Negotiator Awards. Held within the Grand Ballroom of the opulent Hilton Park Lane and hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis, The Negotiator Awards is one of...

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  • Agency Express brings home the Bronze in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.

    Agency Express brings home the Bronze in the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards.

    10th July 2013

    Norwich based Agency Express is pleased to announce their recent achievement of finalists and winner of the Bronze award in the bfa HSBC franchisor of the Year Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on 4th July and ce...

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  • The National Franchise Exhibition 2013

    The National Franchise Exhibition 2013

    8th January 2013

    New year, new start, new you! If you’re dreaming of being your own boss, and want to find out more come meet us in person at the biggest event on the franchising calendar! The National Franchise Exhibition, 22 & 23 Fenruary 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham....

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    7th January 2013

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    14th September 2012

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    Agency Express goes from strength to strength with their latest addition to the team.

    6th September 2012

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Full Legal Company Name
Agency Express
HQ Address

Rectory Road, East Carleton, Norwich, Norfolk

HQ Postcode
NR14 8HT
Telephone
01508 579800
Contact
Mr Ben Brookes
Website
BFA Membership
Member - Full
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.

Investment Currency
GBP £
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.

Business Type
Franchise
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.

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
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.

Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
24500
Part Time
Yes
Franchises suitable for Women
Yes
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