Lucrative Business For Sale in Reading

Established Franchise Opportunity - £365k

If you’re looking to buy an established business for sale in Reading then this is an ideal opportunity for you. This fantastic Signs Express centre has been operating for 25 years and has been built up from scratch by the current owner. 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 from scratch, the current owner is now looking to pursue his other business and family interests and wishes 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 25 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

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Extensive customer base ready and waiting

Signs Express (Reading) has built a diverse selection of customers, as can be imagined after 25 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 17,000 businesses and will be perfectly placed to service the needs of organisations large and small.

Key business sectors within the territory include:

  • Professional
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Local Authority
  • Hospitality

Facilities and equipment already in place

This business operates from a 5,600 sq ft modern light-industrial premises based in Reading 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 location, this business would suit those based, or looking to relocate to Reading, Wokingham, Slough and other areas in and around Berkshire.

Having established a modern and efficient production facility; the 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.

Experienced Team

The team has some 85 years of experience of working within the Signs Express group and much more of working within the sign trade. With 7 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.

From the Owner

“There remains tremendous scope to utilise the reputation, the trading history, the full potential of the assets and the territory areas of the business, along with assistance from the franchisor, to grow the already extensive customer base to achieve an annual turnover of well over £1-million.

The business did reach the level of some £900,000 about 7 years ago so I have every confidence that it can be done. The capacity of the present workspace should support a turnover of £ 1.25-million+”Martin Prodger, Owner Signs Express (Reading).

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.

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?

Concerned 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 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.

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