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Established Franchise Business for Sale:

Signs Express Exeter

Invest in Signs Express (Exeter) today! 

(Price available on request)

Established in 1995, Signs Express (Exeter) has been successfully operating for 28 years under the current ownership of Nick and Marion Baxter-Sibley. With yearly turnover and EBITDA in an upward trajectory, this centre presents a solid business opportunity for a new business owner with room for expansion.

Annual turnover and profit available on request.

Set in a beautiful part of the world, this centre presents a fantastic business development opportunity for a new owner, with an experienced team, extensive customer database and the opportunity to see a return from day one.

At Signs Express we offer comprehensive, bespoke signs and graphics solutions to cater for our customers every need with a consultative approach and excellent customer service.

Supplying an extensive range of business signage including vehicle graphics, interior and exterior signage, illuminated signs, directional or wayfinding signs, labels and stickers, bespoke printed wallpaper, exhibition displays, event signage, health & safety signage, window graphics, digital signs, architectural finishes and much more. Signs Express (Exeter) have built up a solid reputation for delivering quality solutions with a friendly, helpful and efficient service leading to a high level of repeat business.

With increased turnover vs prior year and with a healthy profit line, this centre has the potential for business growth along with territory expansion for an ambitious new owner.

Contact us for more information and to attend one of our in-centre Discovery Days! 

To discuss this business opportunity in more detail, contact us to arrange a call at a time that suits you. And why not attend one of our Discovery Days? Held at our flagship company owned Signs Express (Twickenham) centre, we offer you the chance to find out all about us and see our centres in action.

Signs Express Exeter: All you need to know:

  • Q. My background isn’t in signage, is training provided?
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    Yes, full and extensive training is given to all new franchisees over a four-week period, plus handover and ongoing support from our Franchise Support Centre team. For more information, click here to find out about our three-week training programme.

  • Q. Who currently runs the centre and why is it being sold?
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    The centre is currently run by Nick and Marion Baxter-Sibley who have owned the business for 28 years and will be moving into retirement.

  • Q. What’s the minimum capital I need initially to purchase the business?
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    You would require:

    • 30% of the sale price to purchase the business 
    • £8,500 +VAT franchise fee for your rights to trade under the Signs Express brand and within the territory for a 10-year period
    • £1,250 +VAT for 50% of our legal fees
    • £6-10k for your legal and accountancy fees to complete the sale and due diligence
  • Q. What sort of person are you looking for to take over the business?
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    We’re looking for a business minded, driven individual with strong sales skills, a flair for project management and problem solving, along with strong team values and a core focus on customer excellence.

  • Q. Are there any other costs involved?
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    All of the above costs are one off costs associated with the purchase of the business. As a franchise, the only other ongoing monthly costs you will incur are:

    1. Monthly Management Service Charge (MSC) fee of 7.5% of your turnover to cover use of the brand, all aspects of support from the Franchise Support Centre including IT, Finance, Sales, Operational Support and Marketing including our website (your shop window), bespoke marketing campaigns and much more.
    2. National Promotional Fund (NPF) levy of 1.5% of your turnover, or you can opt to pay NPF at a fixed monthly rate (currently set at £420 per month) which covers all of our national brand advertising, lead generation and your monthly PPC campaign.
  • Q. If I’m interested in finding out more, what do I do next?
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    1. First off, send us an enquiry via our website or get in touch over the phone (01603 598455) and we’ll arrange a short introductory call with you. This gives us a chance to understand what it is that you’re looking for, what your business experience is and where your skills lie, what your goals are for the future and so we can give you a detailed overview of Signs Express.
    2. Following this, if both parties are happy to proceed, we’ll send you the confidential prospectus for our Exeter centre which gives you more financial information and information specific to the centre (following a signed NDA).
    3. We would then invite you to attend one of our Interactive Discovery Days at Signs Express (Twickenham) where you can have a tour of our company owned centre, see demonstrations, meet some of the team and have an open and honest conversation about how the business works.
    4. Again, if both parties would like to proceed, we’d then invite you to speak to our network and visit our Exeter centre to get a real feel for what you’re looking to invest in!
  • Q. I've never bought a business before, how does the legal process work?
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    When it comes to buying a business, it can certainly seem quite daunting. Whilst we can support you every step of the way, we want to ensure you’re getting expert advice at all times, therefore we partnered with Franchising Specialist Law Firm EMW Law to break down each stage of the legal process associated to buying a new business. Read on to view the full legal process involved...

Wide-Ranging Territory

The business is ideally situated in the south of the territory on the busy Marsh Barton Trading Estate approximately two miles south of Exeter city centre with quick and easy access to the M5, A30 and the A38 Expressway via the Matford Link Road.

The Exeter territory has 11,000 businesses and organisations as potential customers, with the Franchise having a database of over 6,000 individual existing customers and contacts. The local areas include Exeter, Axminster, Seaton, Honiton, Cullompton, Cranbrook, Sidmouth, Okehampton, Exmouth, Crediton and Tiverton.

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Customer Opportunities

The experienced team at Signs Express (Exeter) have the skills and expertise to fulfil their customers’ requirements across a bespoke, broad range of signage and graphics solutions. With a conversion rate of 65% on quotes, an average order value of £500+, an array of industry accreditations including SafeContractor approved, and a ‘Green Accord’ accreditation with Exeter City Council, the centre holds a strong brand presence and excellent reputation in the local community and surrounding areas.

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Business Growth Opportunity

After nearly thirty years of operating Signs Express (Exeter), current owners Nick and Marion Baxter-Sibley are selling this established and profitable business to move into retirement.

Signs Express (Exeter) has built a strong reputation for providing innovative and creative solutions alongside exemplary customer service recognised by the high level of repeat business.

This established resale presents a new owner with an extensive and loyal customer base, an experienced and hard-working team and strong financial returns with the potential for future growth. With opportunities for business growth, this centre also has the opportunity to expand into neighbouring territories such as Torbay and Teignbridge offering room for further sales growth and increased profitability. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a new and ambitious owner to become part of the UK and Ireland’s largest signage and graphics franchise network and benefit from the support and guidance of over twenty dedicated industry professionals at the Franchise Support Centre based in Norwich.

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