Multi-award-winning management business opportunity: lead your team to create commercial signage of all shapes and sizes, from social distancing signs to the latest digital outdoor advertising. Every single local business is a potential customer.

A HUGE marketplace

Almost every business and organisation requires branded signage in some form – the market is huge and clients often return with regular work year after year.

This is an exciting business opportunity for people with an eye for design who love the reward of taking a client’s brief and leading their team to deliver on each project. Over the last 30+ years Signs Express franchisees have done it all…

  • Digital signage
  • Vehicle graphics
  • Décor design
  • Building signage
  • Health & safety
  • Outdoor signs

YOUR role as Business Owner

The most successful franchisees are great communicators, creative and passionate about design, and enjoy the reward of transforming the appearance of businesses and organisations in their local area. The process starts with a consultation to get a clear brief to bring back for your team to design a solution, then create the signage and organise delivery and installation to the client.

The important NUMBERS

Signs Express is a consultative and creative project management-style business model with proven, solid financials. Whether you are starting in a new territory or buying an established business as a resale, our managing director Jonathan will make sure you have a structured business plan to follow.

The returns on your broad 4-step journey can be very impressive:

  1. Invest £65K of your own capital, with up to 70% funding available, subject to status
  2. Start your business with 3-4 employees, grow to a team of 7-8 by year 4-5
  3. Follow the model to grow £500K annual sales in 4-5 years, earnings circa £100K
  4. Sell your business or specialise and build to £1M-£2M+ turnover

Stronger TOGETHER

There are so many benefits to running your business as part of a franchise network. You have a proven business model, benefit from national accounts work, training and guidance both at setup and ongoing as well as the sharing of best practice and the help of the network.

Your business support is tailored to your needs and adapts as your business grows. Our UK-based team of experts have been supporting franchisees for over 30 years. You will benefit from:

  • Three-week initial training course
  • Business plan development and premises setup help
  • Staff recruitment and marketing launch plan
  • Regular regional and annual network-wide group meetings
  • Financial reviews to keep you on track with your business plan
  • National accounts work and group purchasing power
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      Malcolm Lant (Gateshead)

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      Janiv Patel, Signs Express

      Janiv Patel, Signs Express

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      Michael O'Hara (Sligo)

      Michael O'Hara (Sligo)

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