Fantastic Business For Sale in Harrogate

Established Franchise Opportunity - Asking Price: £120k

If you’re looking to buy an established business for sale in the Harrogate or the surrounding areas, then this is an ideal opportunity for you. Signs Express (Harrogate) has been established since 1999 and was opened by the current owner. Overly nearly 20 years of trading, the business has a highly-skilled team in place and varied customer base, meaning a new owner can step in and start earning from day one.

Having built up the business from scratch, the current owner is now approaching retirement and wants to sell the business, knowing he is leaving it in a good position where a new owner can build on the foundations left by exiting franchisee. There remains tremendous scope to utilise the centre’s existing reputation, trading history, assets and territory alongside assistance from the franchisor.

This opportunity can be highly lucrative for the right candidate and as a management franchise, you need no previous sign industry experience to join the Signs Express network.

There are numerous advantages to becoming a franchisee:

  • Proven business model
  • Centre open since 1999
  • Large light-industrial premises
  • Extensive production equipment
  • Company vehicle
  • Dedicated marketing support
  • A highly-skilled team already in place
  • Existing customer base
  • No sign making experience required
  • 100% UK based company and support centre
  • Monday – Friday Working hours
  • Training & ongoing support

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Customer base ready and waiting

Signs Express (Harrogate) has a diverse selection of customers, as can be imagined after nearly 20 years of trading. These include Multinational Companies, Construction businesses, Public health services and the local council.

The wide-ranging territory this centre covers means you’ll have access to over 10,000 businesses and will be perfectly placed to service the needs of organisations large and small.

Key business sectors within the territory include:

  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Professional
  • Education
  • Hospitality

Facilities and equipment already in place

Signs Express (Harrogate) operates from modern light-industrial premises and has an extensive array of equipment in place that is regularly maintained. The centre also benefits from zero business rates costs and has parking for four vehicles.

Due to its central location, this business would suit those based, or looking to relocate to Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton, Knaresborough and other areas in North Yorkshire.

Having established a production facility; the current owner has established a varied client base and from that, developed a solid reputation locally for best quality signage and graphics, at fair prices. A mixture of ongoing work and referrals from local businesses means this busy centre has had strong and consistent growth since its inception in 1999.

Experienced team

With 3 fully trained, dedicated staff members in place (excluding the owner), the centre offers a fantastic opportunity for a new owner and has excellent potential for further growth and expansion.

Clear systems and high-quality standards will allow a new franchisee to step straight into the role. Plus you’ll have the added benefit of a dedicated support team from Signs Express franchise support centre covering all aspects of the business.

Why choose Signs Express?

A franchise with Signs Express offers high rewards in a creative and dynamic sector with the added benefits of an established, recognised brand. As multiple British Franchise Association award winners, we are recognised as one of the most successful B2B business models within franchising.

Our larger branches regularly turnover in excess of 1 million pounds and the average franchisee stays with Signs Express for over 10 years, proving we are a sustainable and profitable business model.

Signs Express offers a franchise opportunity with a big difference. With regular repeat business, high-value orders, a stable marketplace, and an established brand are Signs Express the right franchise for you?

Worried about finance?

By joining a leading franchise brand such as Signs Express, you’ll have access to funding from all of the major banks as our strong record of success means our franchisees are supported when sourcing funds.

Next Steps

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding this exciting business, then make an enquiry today to speak to Selina or Sara from our Franchise Recruitment Team. After an initial call, we will ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement where we can then send on the detailed prospectus of sale regarding Signs Express (Harrogate) as well as the last 3-years of full accounts.

When you’re ready to move forward we will invite you to our no-obligation Discovery Day held at our Franchise Support Centre in Norwich which will give you an insight into Signs Express and how we support our extensive franchise network. From there we then arrange for you to meet the owners and visit the centre before conducting further due-diligence should you wish to purchase the business. 

Signs Express will continue to aid you throughout the process of buying an existing centre to ensure it’s a smooth process for both yourself and the exiting franchisee.

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