Signs Express is the UK’s largest sign and graphic franchise business.
Established over 25 years ago, Signs Express has over 65 franchise territories throughout the UK and Ireland. Our company provides a wide range of signage and graphics products for businesses, such as interior and outdoor signs, vehicle graphics and promotional banners.
As signs and banners are essential for every business, Signs Express is truly part of a thriving sector and many of our franchisees frequently see a turnover of over £1m. With a choice of premium, Greenfield and resale franchise opportunities, prospective franchisees have the ability to select the opportunity that is best for them and their business goals. Our business owners’ success was recognised in 2015 when a Signs Express franchisee won the British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year award. We have also been finalists for the Franchisor of the year award several times.
We are currently looking for franchisees to help us expand Signs Express’ presence throughout Ireland.
Signs Express is a full member of the British Franchising Association.
Why Signs Express?
Signs Express is a franchise which stands out from the crowd. Some of the features which set us apart include:
• Fully UK owned and operated
• 25 years of franchising experience
• Our turnover is 47% higher than an independent sign company
• Excellent relationships with suppliers – we save our franchisees 2M each year on vinyl alone
• At least 10,000 businesses within each of our territories providing a large potential customer base
• Our franchisees are not required to have any previous experience in the sign industry
In fact, our franchisees are so happy with their Signs Express businesses that the average franchisee stays with us for over ten years.
Training and Support
As franchisors, we believe that our business is to make your business successful. That’s why our in-depth four-week franchisee training course and on-going support cover every aspect of running your business, such as:
• Finding your premises and setting up
• Recruiting staff
• Business plan development
• IT set-up and on-going technical support
• Health and safety
• Online and offline brand exposure
We reinvest our franchise fee of £20k, as well as an additional £10k, into all new Sign Express businesses. This means that the typical investment amount for a new store is £45k plus working capital.
Franchisees purchasing a resale will pay the agreed price for the location as well as an £8.5K transaction fee and half of the legal fees associated with the sale.
Franchisees will also pay a management service charge fee equal to 7.5% of turnover and a national promotional fund levy of 1.5%.
Your bank may be able to loan up to 70% of the initial investment dependent on your financial history.