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Signs Express has an expected revenue of Y2 turnover: £320K, Y3 turnover: £450K, Y2 EBITDA: £24.9K Y3 EBITDA: £85.5K after 2 years!
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Signs Express

Centres offer a wide range of innovative and cost effective signs and graphics solutions
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Minimum Investment


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Business Type

Print & Promotional Services

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Funding Support

Third party

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Total Investment


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Franchise Fees


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Expected Revenue After 2 Years

Y2 turnover: £320K, Y3 turnover: £450K, Y2 EBITDA: £24.9K Y3 EBITDA: £85.5K

In Brief

£65,000 franchisor investment for new sites, plus high growth and profit potential. Start earning from day one with a resale site’s established customer base - premium sites turnover more than £1 million. Access thousands of sales leads - dedicated marketing and sales support increase lead generation. No experience needed - comprehensive training provided.

About Signs Express

With over 30 years of experience and a network of over 60 centres, Signs Express is the UK and Ireland’s largest signs and graphics business with a reputation for exceptional quality products and customer service.

Every business needs signs and graphics, and Signs Express offers a wide range of products with bespoke, quality solutions as well as promotional products with a consultative approach, offering all the benefits of a large brand, with a local customer service approach. Signs Express is a franchise with a difference, creating a model with you in mind.

· Fully UK-owned and run company
· Over 60 centres in the Signs Express network
· Over 30 years of experience in franchising
· Established, trusted brand
· High earning potential
· UK-based franchise support centre
· Sales accelerator packages
· Start-up and resale opportunities
· Group buying discounts
· National and local marketing activity and support
· Minimum 10,000 businesses within each territory
· Long-standing franchisees
· Extensive training and ongoing support.

How does the Signs Express franchise model work?

The signage company works within a proven, trusted franchise model, with over 60 centres in its network. It offers exciting start-up opportunities, allowing you to shape your future and build your business from the ground up in a territory that works for you with full support from its franchise support centre. If you’re looking for an established business with a proven track record and loyal customer base, it offers resale opportunities that allow you to take over ownership of one of its established centres, allowing you to hit the ground running from day one.

The signage and graphics franchise allows you to work in an innovative and creative industry where no two days are the same, and no previous signs industry knowledge is required as it offers comprehensive training and continuous support throughout your Signs Express career.

How much does a Signs Express cost?

The start-up opportunities typically require you to invest £65,000 in liquid capital, plus, financing of around £150,000 (Signs Express will help you create your business plan and can introduce you to lenders) and investment levels for its resale opportunities will vary depending on the selling price of the business.

From there, you can specialise in different areas of graphics and signs to drive further turnover and profit.

Owning a Signs Express centre can not only be financially rewarding but also personally, with many of its franchisees citing the development of their team as a key reward, and with a business that operates from Monday to Friday, it also allows a positive work-life balance.

What attributes is Signs Express looking for in its franchisees?

You don’t need to have any experience in the sign industry, nor do you need to be able to make a sign yourself to become a Signs Express franchisee as you’ll have a dedicated team of experts to work alongside you. However, the brand is looking for entrepreneurial, personable individuals with drive and ambition to join the network with a keen interest to work within a creative and innovative industry.

You’ll be the face of the business and will work in a consultative environment, with excellent people skills and the ability to build strong relationships with your team and clients to encourage repeat business and build a loyal customer base. You will also need to be commercially minded with a creative flair to allow you to support your clients to envisage what sort of graphics and signs will work for them.

What locations or territories is Signs Express looking to operate in?

Signs Express has start-up territories available in various parts of the UK and Ireland, offering you the chance to choose a location that suits you, plus, it has a number of established resale opportunities awaiting the perfect new owner. For more details regarding available territories please get in touch.

Is a Signs Express franchise a good investment?

With a profitable product and an everlasting supply of customers, your Signs Express franchise follows a proven model with the potential for a lucrative return and a solid investment for your future.

Despite being a small business in your own right, this isn’t starting a business from scratch. You’ll have all the benefits of an established, trusted brand with a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Alongside this, you will have full support from its dedicated franchise support centre, teamed with its network of over 60 centres.

Did you know?
Signs Express has an expected revenue of Y2 turnover: £320K, Y3 turnover: £450K, Y2 EBITDA: £24.9K Y3 EBITDA: £85.5K after 2 years!
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Where in the UK is the Signs Express head office based?

The franchise support centre of more than 20 staff is based in Norwich.

What support and training do Signs Express franchisees receive?

Signs Express offers comprehensive training and support to all of its franchisees throughout their Signs Express journey, to make sure they are confident and well versed in all elements of the business and to ensure success and help achieve their business goals. This includes services such as marketing, operations, IT, finance and sales support.

Before franchisees join the award-winning network, it works through its extensive onboarding process to ensure that Signs Express is the right fit for you, and you it. This involves:
· One-to-one qualifying calls to get to know you, and your aspirations for the future
· Discovery days where you can find out all about the company and what Signs Express can offer
· Online personality assessment tool to understand you as a business owner
· Meet other franchisees: It offers you the chance to speak with some of its experienced franchisees and visit its centres in person to understand how its operation work first-hand.

Once part of the network, Signs Express offers full training and an on-boarding programme along with ongoing support which includes:
· Onboarding training course
· Assistance finding business premises and set-up
· Database of up to 8,000 businesses
· Growth accelerator programmes
· Extensive sales and marketing collateral
· Dedicated franchise support centre
· IT technical support
· Online and offline brand exposure
· Business plan development and financial reviews
· Group purchasing power
· New product development research.

What are the Signs Express franchise’s terms of agreement and renewal?

Your initial franchise term will be for a 10-year period, with the right to renew for a further 10 years should you wish to do so. Alternatively, you do have the option to sell your business within this time period, a process in which it offers its full support.

With an average franchisee tenure of 15 years, Signs Express works in close partnership with franchisees to ensure it has a happy network that is striving for business growth.

How in demand are printing services right now?

Businesses always need signs, graphics and displays. Imagine your nearest high street without them! We rely on signs throughout the day, public or private sector, whether it’s shop fronts, wayfinding signs, interior graphics, vehicle wraps or health and safety, there’s a constant demand for them.

Supporting businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Signs Express provided local businesses with COVID-19 signs and graphics in line with evolving government legislation to help support industries reopen safely.

There’s hardly a business or organisation in the UK that doesn’t have a need for some sort of signage or graphics, and as a franchisee who’s part of the largest signs and graphics business in the UK, you’ll be in the perfect position to help them.

How can I get started on setting up my own Signs Express franchise?

Once you have made a no-obligation enquiry, the Signs Express franchise recruitment team will be in touch to talk you through available franchise opportunities in the UK and Ireland, including premium territories, prime locations and any resale options within your preferred area. This is an opportunity to hear more about you and what’s drawn you to the franchise, as well as what you want to achieve.

An up-to-date CV will be required at this stage and the team will discuss investment, the support and training on offer and why a Signs Express franchise could be the right choice.

To find out more or to request further information on franchising with Signs Express, click the ‘Request Free Information’ button now.

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