Lucrative Business For Sale in North West England
Established Franchise Opportunity - Asking Price: £185k
If you’re looking to buy an established business for sale in the North West of England then this is an ideal opportunity for you. This fantastic Signs Express centre has been operating for 20 years and has been built up from scratch by the current owners. The business has grown steadily over the years and has a highly skilled team of experienced staff in place. Ideal for any new owner.
Having built up the business since 1998, the current owners are now approaching retirement and wish to sell, leaving the business in a strong position where a new owner can build on the solid foundations left by the existing 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
- Established for 20 years
- Large modern light-industrial premises
- Extensive production equipment
- Company vehicle
- Dedicated marketing support
- A highly-skilled team already in place
- Large existing customer base
- No sign making experience required
- 100% UK based company and support centre
- Monday – Friday Working hours
- Training & ongoing support
Extensive customer base ready and waiting
The centre has built a diverse selection of customers, as can be imagined after 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 18,000 businesses and will be perfectly placed to service the needs of organisations large and small.
Key business sectors within the territory include:
Facilities and equipment already in place
This business operates from a 3,100 sq ft modern light-industrial premises and is fully fitted with all the equipment required to the highest specifications. The centre also benefits from reduced energy costs thanks to fitted solar energy panels.
Due to its central location, this business would suit those based, or looking to relocate to Merseyside, Cheshire, Manchester and other areas in the North West.
Having established a modern and efficient production facility; the owners have 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.
With 4 fully trained, dedicated staff members in place (excluding the owners), 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.
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 this business 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.