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Signs Express is firmly established as the largest and leading signs franchise in the UK and Ireland – come and join an award winning team.

Signs Express

Opportunities:
In the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£40,000
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full

Company Overview

A full member of the bfa, Signs Express has built an enviable reputation in the B2B arena; and it is this reputation that puts you in the perfect position to succeed as a franchisee with regular and repeat custom from businesses across all industries. Over 40% of franchisees have been trading successfully for 10 years or more, testament to the success of the business model. Established for over 25 years and with more than 70 franchisees, Signs Express has a national reputation for providing quality interior and exterior signs, vehicle and window graphics and banners and exhibition displays within the B2B arena. To celebrate 25 years in business, we have reduced our start-up cost for new franchises by 45%.

Franchise Overview

With over 25 years’ experience of successful trading and more than 70 centres covering 90 territories in the UK and Ireland, Signs Express provides a lucrative opportunity to run your own management franchise. The UK based training and support team gives franchisees the confidence and capability to manage every aspect of their new business. We offer: - Proven business model- Market leading brand- Lucrative B2B sector- High earning potential- Training & ongoing support- No sign industry experience required

Training

You may have little or no experience of signs and graphics or running a business, or you may have plenty. Signs Express believe training is a vital factor in helping you grow your business. The training course is for four weeks at head office and covers: business development, materials and suppliers, local marketing, day-to-day operations including pricing, HR and employment issues, health & safety, accounts and IT. Continuous training and support is available.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

There are very few businesses like the Signs Express business. Your days will be very varied; your day may start with a telephone call, or an enquiry from our website that generates thousands of enquiries per year. From signs as large as a building to van graphics, you’ll meet with customers as well as manage a small team of sign makers, organise and grow your business.

Full Description


Signs Are Our Business, Make Them Yours

Are you looking for a business opportunity with high rewards, in a fun and creative sector and with all the benefits of an established brand?

About Us

Established for over 25 years and with more than 65 franchisees, Signs Express is the UK and Ireland’s leading signs and graphics franchise.

Our national reputation for providing quality interior and exterior signsvehicle and window graphics and banners and exhibition displays accompanied by excellent customer service, has lead to sustained growth since our inception in 1989 and our franchisees have received a raft of awards for their high quality business practices.

In 2015 Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) won the coveted Franchisee of the Year Award from the British Franchise Association (the regulatory body for franchising in the UK) and in 2017 Signs Express were finalist for the Bfa Franchisor of the Year Award.

Whether you are looking to start a new businessbuy a business or re-brand a sign company to become Signs Express, we have many available areas across the UK and Ireland. 

The Franchise Package

We have recently adjusted our offering, meaning we will not only invest our £20k franchise fee into any sale of a Greenfield or Premium site, but we will also invest a further £10k. Our investment in your, means you a massive £30k saving to help you get off to a flying start. 

You now need: 
Franchisee capital requirement: £40,000
Typical bank loan: £60,000
Total requirement: £100,000

What to expect from our franchise package:

  • Proven business model – the average lifespan of our franchises is over 10 years
  • Market-leading, award-winning brand – we are the most searched signs brand on Google
  • Established for more than 25 years – we are here today, here tomorrow
  • High earning potential – 47% higher than the average signs business
  • No sign industry experience required.
  • Full training and on-going support provided from UK based HQ
  • Dedicated marketing support for your business – access to thousands of sales leads
  • Rewarding and diverse work – some of the brands with whom we work are Transcal Engineering, Oasis Retail, JCB, Etihad Airways and Emirates Stadium.
  • Regional and national training, including an annual convention.

The Profit Potential

A number of our franchisees have invoiced over £5m since inception, with well-established franchisees turning over £1m a year. Over the years we have found many of our franchisees expanding their business and some opting to buy their own premises as part of long term financial planning.

Monthly Benefits

  • Access to your share of over 800 sign enquiries monthly
  • Support from a team of 18 at head office
  • Access to national account clients 
  • Dedicated national promotional fund
  • Specially negotiated rates with suppliers

We’re Great, But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It:

“Taking an existing business and totally transforming it from the ground up – with the aid of Signs Express HQ – has been one of the most financially and emotionally rewarding things that we have ever done.” – Jane Wiles, franchisee, Portsmouth  

“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, franchisee, Chester

“Working as a Signs Express Franchisee has given me more than I could ever hope for and alongside the financial and lifestyle advantages of being my own boss, this experience has enabled me to secure my dream project with the Tour de France.” – Lee Eaton, franchisee, Manchester

Ready For A Change?

Nothing beats the feeling of running your own business. But it’s also good to know that there’s support and guidance available when you need it. As part of a Signs Express franchise you’ll enjoy both.

With your investment you can build your own successful business using our established brand name. Plus, at every stage, you’ll be comforted by the knowledge that you have the expertise of a national network behind you.

  • Joe Smith, Birmingham SW

    Joe Smith, Birmingham SW

    It’s always daunting to set up something new but after I had been to a couple of the franchise shows I decided that franchising was the best option for me. Franchising gave me the comfort of knowing that help and expertise were on hand in all areas of the bu...

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    Ken Bevis, Signs Express (N. & N.E. Lincs)

    As one of the very first franchisees to join the Signs Express network, Ken Bevis opened his centre in Grimsby in 1992. His career had seen him in the army and owning and operating an International Refrigeration Transport company and he was keen to start a new...

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    Signs Express Norwich – Ken Venables Celebrates 2nd Year as a Franchisee

    Over 25 years ago, Signs Express opened its flagship centre in Norwich. As a former employee of the centre, Ken Venables decided to return to the industry and take over the franchise in 2014, and the business has been going from strength-to-strength ever since...

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  • Nick Baxter-Sibley, Exeter

    Nick Baxter-Sibley, Exeter

    “Starting in business from scratch really gave us a sense of achievement. When we started looking there wasn’t as much scope for buying an already established franchise so we were lucky that our local area was still available. It was ideal and fitted well ...

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  • Malcolm Lant, Gateshead

    Malcolm Lant, Gateshead

    We’ve doubled our turnover from £240k to £500K and we’re still seeing steady growth. Originally opened in 1998, Malcolm has been centre owner since 2005 and now employs six staff from his 3448 sq ft unit based in Gateshead. 1. What did you do prior to be...

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  • Graham Casey, Signs Express (Glasgow)

    Graham Casey, Signs Express (Glasgow)

    Graham Casey joined Signs Express as franchisee in Glasgow at the end of 2009. Having worked for Macfarlane Group PLC for over 30 years and leaving as a member of its board of directors earlier that year, Graham had reached a point in his career where he wante...

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  • Advice from the Experts: Craig Brown, Signs Express Managing Director

    Advice from the Experts: Craig Brown, Signs Express Managing Director

    Signs Express Managing Director Craig Brown discusses franchisee candidates, printing material in an increasingly digital world, and what’s next for the business. Signs Express is the largest signs franchise in the UK and have been thriving in the market...

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  • Signs Express Southampton: Mark Kendall

    Signs Express Southampton: Mark Kendall

    Mark Kendall took over Signs Express Southampton as a franchise resale, for a career change. In two years he has almost doubled the turnover of the centre. We caught up with Mark to find out what inspired him to become a Signs Express franchisee and unearth hi...

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  • Signs Express Manchester Confirms Storey Racing Cycle team Sponsorship

    Signs Express Manchester Confirms Storey Racing Cycle team Sponsorship

    26th April 2018

    Leading sign company, Signs Express Manchester, is delighted to be named as a supplier and sponsor of the professional cycling team Storey Racing for the second year running, with the newly branded vehicles being ready for the Tour de Yorkshire event on the 3r...

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  • Signs Express Charity Event Raises Over £3.5k

    Signs Express Charity Event Raises Over £3.5k

    11th April 2018

    The Bournemouth centre of the market-leading signs and graphics brand, Signs Express, has raised over £3.5k for Bournemouth Hospital Charity after organising an endurance karting challenge at South Coast Karting. 10 teams competed in the endurance event, whic...

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  • A New Beginning for New Ferry

    A New Beginning for New Ferry

    4th April 2018

    Local Signs Express adds some colour to a recently-launched social enterprise. Signs Express (Liverpool North & Wirral), based in Bromborough, used their sign making expertise to add some colour to the brand-new premises of a social enterprise which launc...

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  • Pair Form Partnership to Take Over Farnborough Sign Making Company

    Pair Form Partnership to Take Over Farnborough Sign Making Company

    21st March 2018

    Signs Express, the UK’s leading signs and graphics company, is pleased to welcome James Hancock and Malcolm Trounce as the new owners of Signs Express (Farnborough). The pair have already expanded the workforce and will be utilising their many years of exper...

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  • Signs Express N&NE Lincs tops off anniversary with a record-breaking year

    Signs Express N&NE Lincs tops off anniversary with a record-breaking year

    14th February 2018

    25th Anniversary tops off a record-breaking year Leading sign company, Signs Express N&NE Lincolnshire, based on Venture Business park in Grimsby, celebrated its 25th year in business with a record-breaking year – in both sales and investment in equipme...

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  • Huge Investment in New Machinery at Norwich Based Production Centre

    Huge Investment in New Machinery at Norwich Based Production Centre

    9th February 2018

    Due to ongoing expansion & development, Signs Express Norwich have recently invested in upgrading their equipment and recruiting additional staff. They are now the proud owners of a Tekcel 4m x 2m flatbed CNC router which was purchased with help from HSBC...

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  • Record Year Concludes with MBO for Signs Express

    Record Year Concludes with MBO for Signs Express

    4th January 2018

    The UK’s leading signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express Ltd, have marked the conclusion of their 25th year in franchising with record network expansion, record network sales and a management buy-out designed to further drive the growth of the business. ...

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  • A Place to Call Home

    A Place to Call Home

    13th December 2017

    The majority of people looking to run their own business consider franchising so that they can control their own destiny. A large part of this is to enjoy your own personal time and space and to relish your environment and surroundings. Our latest high-perform...

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  • Awards Top Off a Best-Ever Year for Signs Express

    Awards Top Off a Best-Ever Year for Signs Express

    28th November 2017

    Signs Express, the UK’s leading signs and graphics franchise, had a lot to celebrate at their annual Convention held recently at the prestigious Hilton Deansgate Hotel in Manchester. Not only is the award-winning franchise celebrating its 25th anniversary of...

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    Signs Express Snaps Up New Franchisee

    16th November 2017

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  • National Recognition for Two Signs Express Apprentices

    National Recognition for Two Signs Express Apprentices

    31st October 2017

    Two Apprentice Sign Makers from the Signs Express network have been nominated as Finalists in the British Sign and Graphics Association’s Young Sign Maker of the Year award. Alice Dowle from Signs Express (Exeter) and James Stuchbury from Signs Express (Shef...

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  • High Profile Mancunian Sign Shortlisted for National Award

    High Profile Mancunian Sign Shortlisted for National Award

    24th October 2017

    A recent project coordinated by sign and graphics experts, Signs Express (Manchester), has been shortlisted in the construction category at the British Sign Awards. Organised by the BSGA (British Sign and Graphics Association), the British Sign Awards are desi...

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  • Signs Express Investing in You

    Signs Express Investing in You

    12th September 2017

    Celebrating their 25th year of franchising, Signs Express continue to be the largest and most successful sign company within the UK. With over 65 centres in the UK and Ireland, this award-winning franchise is experiencing rapid growth, opening 6 centres by the...

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  • UK’s Leading Signs and Graphics Established in Scarborough

    UK’s Leading Signs and Graphics Established in Scarborough

    1st September 2017

    The UK’s most Googled signs brand, Signs Express, has just opened a new centre in Scarborough, a franchise territory in which the company has never before been represented. The fully-equipped sign making centre is owned and operated by Edith and David Lloyd....

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  • Making a Statement with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Making a Statement with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    15th August 2017

    Signs Express (Falkirk) has had the honour of being a part of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, by providing signs and graphics for the annual event. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo annually attracts an audience of more than 220,000 people over thr...

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  • Signs Express Lapping up the Countryside for Charity

    Signs Express Lapping up the Countryside for Charity

    11th August 2017

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  • London Bus Wrap – All Aboard for Bombardier

    London Bus Wrap – All Aboard for Bombardier

    9th August 2017

    When Stagecraft Ltd arrived with a Routemaster London bus and a bold design to promote their local brewery, Signs Express (Bedford) were delighted to take up the challenge. This classic bus is used by The Charles Wells Brewery to promote Bombardier, their popu...

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  • Internal Comms Infrastructure Improvements Sets Franchise Apart

    Internal Comms Infrastructure Improvements Sets Franchise Apart

    9th August 2017

    The UK’s leading signs and graphics franchise, Signs Express, has announced the launch of a new, state-of-the-art intranet now available to its franchisees. The new intranet has been designed to maximise communications between the Franchise Support Centre (F...

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  • Gateway sign points to historic town’s warm welcome and bright future

    Gateway sign points to historic town’s warm welcome and bright future

    2nd August 2017

    The rich and diverse history of Blackburn has been captured in a vibrant new gateway sign to the town created by a team of experts from a Lancashire company. Signs Express (Central Lancashire) has designed, created and installed the striking 140 metre-long sig...

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  • Discover Scottish Franchise Opportunities

    Discover Scottish Franchise Opportunities

    22nd June 2017

    Discovery Days are insight days into a franchise, usually held at a head office or in Signs Express’ case, their dedicated UK Franchise Support Centre in Norwich. They understand that it can be a challenge for those that live further away to attend, so they ...

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  • New Adventure for Crawley Sign Makers

    New Adventure for Crawley Sign Makers

    23rd May 2017

    Signs Express, the UK’s leading signs and graphics company, is pleased to welcome Nick Hagan as the new owner of Signs Express (Crawley). A man of many talents, Nick Hagan has experience as a traditional sign writer, guilder and pictoral artist. He joins the...

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  • New branch brings leading brand to Swindon

    New branch brings leading brand to Swindon

    8th March 2017

    The UK’s leading signs and graphics company has announced that it has just opened a new branch in Swindon under the ownership of local husband and wife team Chris and Kelly Seston. This brings the number of Signs Express branches up to 65 across the UK. Chri...

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  • A National Brand Refresh is all in the Planning

    A National Brand Refresh is all in the Planning

    28th February 2017

    On 14th February, in a nod to its founder, NLP changed its trading name to ‘Lichfields’. The move, which was in the pipeline for several months beforehand, was combined with a completely new vision for the company’s corporate identity and meant that all ...

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  • Leading Signs Franchise Opens New Branch in Watford

    Leading Signs Franchise Opens New Branch in Watford

    22nd February 2017

    Signs Express Ltd is opening a brand-new centre in Watford, with new franchisee David Halliday in the driving seat. David has over 20 years’ experience managing sales accounts for large entities like TNT and Tag, so has the business acumen to take the busine...

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  • Signs Express Warrington gets fundraising off to a flying start

    Signs Express Warrington gets fundraising off to a flying start

    13th February 2017

    Signs Express (Warrington) has donated a generous £2,500 to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to kick start the team’s fundraising efforts. LJLA has vowed to raise £100,000 over the next 12 months for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, a cause that is also...

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  • Woodland Project Flourishes with Signs Express

    Woodland Project Flourishes with Signs Express

    30th January 2017

    Signs Express, the UK’s largest signs and graphics franchise, has been getting its hands dirty with the Woodland Project based in Lincolnshire helping to create over 2,500 bespoke leaves for a new art exhibition opening this month. The initiative, birthchild...

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  • Signs Express Hull are all fired up for their City of Culture 2017!

    Signs Express Hull are all fired up for their City of Culture 2017!

    20th January 2017

    As part of this year’s programme of events for City of Culture 2017, Signs Express (Hull) has provided a full truck wrap for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. The Hull sign makers fully designed and completely wrapped the fire engine at the station using t...

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  • Leading Franchise’s Convention shows all the Signs of Success

    Leading Franchise’s Convention shows all the Signs of Success

    13th December 2016

    Combining award ceremonies, prize giveaways, supplier exhibitions, presentations, workshops and a special appearance by TV personality and comedian Stephen K. Amos, the 2016 Signs Express Convention has been a resounding success yet again. The company’s annu...

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    New Owner for Signs Express (Warwick)

    23rd November 2016

    Signs Express, the market leading signs and graphics company in the UK, continues to grow its network of over 60 centres. With over 25 years of experience, this proven business model has some premium locations and resales of existing centres currently availabl...

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  • Yorkshire Welcomes Home Rio’s Heroes

    Yorkshire Welcomes Home Rio’s Heroes

    30th September 2016

    It was a carnival atmosphere in Leeds on Wednesday 28 th September when people took to the streets to celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire’s Olympians and Paralympians during a city centre parade. Leading signs and graphics supplier, Signs Express (Leeds)...

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  • Supporting Local Charity to take to the Skies

    Supporting Local Charity to take to the Skies

    27th September 2016

    Signs Express (Farnborough) has been recognised in the franchise’s biannual review of all branches. Winning a number of charitable donations to be split amongst the team’s choices of local initiatives. Aerobility charity is one of the lucky choices to rece...

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  • New Owner for Signs Express (Telford)

    New Owner for Signs Express (Telford)

    20th September 2016

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  • Sign making is still a crucial part of marketing strategies, say UK businesses

    Sign making is still a crucial part of marketing strategies, say UK businesses

    28th July 2016

    In today’s digital age, where Google, Pay-Per-Click Ads and Social Media are the marketing kings, a survey ran by UK franchise, Signs Express, has revealed that an impressive 83% of businesses across the UK consider signs, graphics and displays a major part ...

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    New owner for Croydon Signs Express franchise

    28th June 2016

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  • Secrets to Running a Successful Franchise

    Secrets to Running a Successful Franchise

    16th June 2016

    Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) and the 2015 winner of the bfa (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of the Year award, shares the secret to running a successful franchise. A recent survey, conducted on behalf of the BFA in conjunction with...

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  • Deaf Children’s Charity Announced as Firm’s Charity of the Year

    Deaf Children’s Charity Announced as Firm’s Charity of the Year

    13th June 2016

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  • BFA Award Finalists!

    BFA Award Finalists!

    13th June 2016

    Franchisees of Signs Express (Portsmouth) Jane Wiles and Ray Allenby have been announced as finalists in the British Franchise Association, Customer Service Franchisee of the Year 2016 award. At Signs Express we strive for business excellence. A franchise with...

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    Established Signs Express Franchise in Telford, Shropshire for Sale

    5th May 2016

    A fantastic opportunity to become a part of the Signs Express network has become available, with a well-established centre up for sale. Signs Express (Telford) is currently celebrating 22 years of trading and has built up a diverse range of customers made up o...

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  • Doing it for the Girls!

    Doing it for the Girls!

    15th April 2016

    Jane Wiles, franchisee of Signs Express (Portsmouth), has been nominated for the title of New Female Franchisee of the Year 2016 at the EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) awards. Jane took over the centre with her partner Ray Allenby in January 2015, an...

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  • Board Boost for 2016

    Board Boost for 2016

    19th January 2016

    Signs Express, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of franchised sign production centres supported by its central headquarters in Norwich, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Mark Harvey as non-executive Marketing Director and Mark Poole as n...

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  • New Year. New Website. New You?

    New Year. New Website. New You?

    14th January 2016

    Signs Express has had an exciting start to the New Year! In October 2015, Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) won the coveted BFA Franchisee of the Year award, which has sparked the beginning of their increasing success for 2016. New for January 201...

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  • Craig Brown joins the board of the British Franchise Association

    Craig Brown joins the board of the British Franchise Association

    14th December 2015

    Craig Brown, MD of the Signs Express network, has joined the board of the British Franchise Association (BFA). Signs Express has long been a supporter of the BFA with two previous directors, David Corbett and Tony Marsh, previously sitting in prominent positio...

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  • Signs Express Convention a Resounding Success

    Signs Express Convention a Resounding Success

    3rd December 2015

    Reflecting an industry that has gone from strength-to-strength in 2015, and a franchised business that has witnessed one of its best results to date, the Signs Express annual Convention has seen its largest number of sponsors and a record attendance. The event...

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  • A Raft of Wins for Signs Express

    A Raft of Wins for Signs Express

    23rd October 2015

    Congratulations to Signs Express (Sheffield) and Signs Express (Northampton) both of whom won prestigious awards at the British Signs & Graphics Association National Awards on 13th October 2015.   Owners of Signs Express (Sheffield), Steve and Carol Morr...

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  • New Owners for Signs Express

    New Owners for Signs Express

    1st October 2015

    Signs Express would like to extend the warmest welcome to father-and-son team, Stephen and Ben Hall, as new owners of Signs Express (Central Lancashire). The Preston-based centre will service areas throughout Central Lancashire, including Blackpool, Blackburn ...

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  • A Warm Welcome to Signs Express’ Newest Team Member

    A Warm Welcome to Signs Express’ Newest Team Member

    29th September 2015

    Signs Express would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of their team, Craig Johnston. Craig is taking on the role of Franchise Recruitment Manager and will be responsible for guiding new franchisee’s into the Signs Express family. Craig has s...

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  • Why Franchise?

    Why Franchise?

    21st September 2015

    Signs Express is the UK and Ireland’s leading sign making franchise, with 64 franchise centres nationwide and more than 25 years’ experience. A team at head office, based in Norwich, offers support in all areas of business to help franchisees develop and g...

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  • Signs Express fortifies its operation by investing in personnel

    Signs Express fortifies its operation by investing in personnel

    30th July 2015

    The UK’s leading sign franchise, Signs Express, is delighted to introduce four new members of staff to their team at HQ. The two newest staff members have joined the management team to strengthen the company’s central support system that is in place for it...

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  • New Owner for Stockport Sign Makers

    New Owner for Stockport Sign Makers

    3rd June 2015

    Signs Express (Stockport) has been sold and is under new management! Mark Glover recently joined the Signs Express family as franchisee of the sign making centre which is based in Denton near Stockport. With a strong career history in sales and management, Mar...

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  • Ken Venables celebrates his first anniversary as the franchisee of Signs Express (Norwich)

    Ken Venables celebrates his first anniversary as the franchisee of Signs Express (Norwich)

    20th May 2015

    Ken Venables celebrates his first anniversary as the franchisee of Signs Express (Norwich). This established centre was the first Signs Express in what has become a nationwide network of franchised sign manufacturing centres which has been trading since 1989. ...

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  • Michael O'Hara (Sligo)

    Michael O'Hara (Sligo)

    "I decided to open my own franchise for the independence and the challenge! After researching a lot of companies, Signs Express were the most professional. On making the trip to the Norwich Head Office, I was absolutely delighted with the set up as it re-...

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  • Malcolm Lant (Gateshead)

    Malcolm Lant (Gateshead)

    “We’ve doubled our turnover from £240k to £500k and we’re still seeing steady growth.”

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Full Legal Company Name
Signs Express
HQ Address

Franchise Head Office, The Old Church, St Matthews Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1SP, UK

Telephone
01603 625925
Contact
Mr. Tony Marsh
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Company overview

A full member of the bfa, Signs Express has built an enviable reputation in the B2B arena; and it is this reputation that puts you in the perfect position to succeed as a franchisee with regular and repeat custom from businesses across all industries. Over 40% of franchisees have been trading successfully for 10 years or more, testament to the success of the business model. Established for over 25 years and with more than 70 franchisees, Signs Express has a national reputation for providing quality interior and exterior signs, vehicle and window graphics and banners and exhibition displays within the B2B arena. To celebrate 25 years in business, we have reduced our start-up cost for new franchises by 45%.

Investment Currency
GBP £
Training

You may have little or no experience of signs and graphics or running a business, or you may have plenty. Signs Express believe training is a vital factor in helping you grow your business. The training course is for four weeks at head office and covers: business development, materials and suppliers, local marketing, day-to-day operations including pricing, HR and employment issues, health & safety, accounts and IT. Continuous training and support is available.

Business Type
Franchise
Franchise Overview

With over 25 years’ experience of successful trading and more than 70 centres covering 90 territories in the UK and Ireland, Signs Express provides a lucrative opportunity to run your own management franchise. The UK based training and support team gives franchisees the confidence and capability to manage every aspect of their new business. We offer: - Proven business model- Market leading brand- Lucrative B2B sector- High earning potential- Training & ongoing support- No sign industry experience required

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Daily Life of a Franchisee

There are very few businesses like the Signs Express business. Your days will be very varied; your day may start with a telephone call, or an enquiry from our website that generates thousands of enquiries per year. From signs as large as a building to van graphics, you’ll meet with customers as well as manage a small team of sign makers, organise and grow your business.

Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
40000
Part Time
Yes
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