Franchise Opportunities in Chelmsford and Colchester

We have fantastic premium franchise opportunities available in Chelmsford and Colchester...

Our premium franchise opportunities for sale in Colchester and Chelmsford have dense urban locations with over 15,000 businesses in the territory, ideal for our B-2-B focused centres. From our extensive research of the area we know that our award winning franchise opportunity is likely to attract large revenues and profitability.

What do I get for my investment?

  • £20K re-ivestment from us
  • A comprehensive start-up package
  • 3-week initial training programme
  • No industry experience required
  • Share of 1000s of sales enquiries we generate
  • Help in securing finance
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated UK support team
  • Buying power of the UK’s largest sign company
  • Most searched for Signs brand on Google
  • High earning potential

If you are looking for a business opportunity with regular repeat business, high value orders, a stable marketplace and an established brand then Signs Express could be the right franchise for you.

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About Signs Express

“Working as a Signs Express Franchisee has given me more than I could ever hope for and alongside the financial and lifestyle advantages of being my own boss, this experience has enabled me to secure my dream project with Team Sky during the Tour de France”.

Lee Eaton, Signs Express (Manchester)

Winner of the British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year in 2015

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Your Investment

To help you get off to a flying start in Chelmsford or Colchester, we will invest your franchise fee of £20k back in to your business to contribute to set-up costs that are involved in a new location, meaning you can reach profitability even quicker!

This, along with savings on equipment means that the start-up costs are significantly more affordable than ever before! Instead of £80k + working capital, you now require just £45k + working capital*.

*Major banks can fund up to 50-70% of the cost, dependent upon your financial history.

We provide our franchisees with a comprehensive training course prior to helping find the right premises and staff to ensure that you will have the skills and confidence to become the boss. Find out more about Training & Support.

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Chelmsford and Colchester Highlights

  • Over 18,000 businesses in Chelmsford territory
  • Over 15,000 business in Colchester territory
  • Cultural centres
  • Vibrant tourist industry
  • Good availability of light industrial units

Territory

Chelmsford and Colceshter have thriving commercial areas with a vast customer base. We have identified key business sectors within both territories that we typically work with, such as:

  • Construction = Over 2,200 businesses
  • Manufacturing = Over 1,300 businesses
  • Retail = Over 2,700 businesses
  • Transportation = Over 500 businesses
  • Accommodation = Over 1,200 businesses
  • Professional = Over 1,900 business
  • Administrative = Over 1,300 businesses
  • Education = Over 500 businesses
  • Health = 1,300 businesses

Chelmsford and Colchester Opportunities

Chelmsford is largely a commercial city with two shopping centres, High Chelmer and The Meadows. Chelmsford and three retail parks, Riverside, Chelmer Village and Homelands Retail Park housing a Flagship B&Q Store and Springfield Garden Centre.

Both territories offer a wealth of businesses within the tourism industry such as museums, art centres, theatres and the renowned Colchester Zoo. 

Colchester and Chelmsford are also seen as investment hotspots with some £3bn being invested Colchester alone, across five regeneration areas in North Colchester, St Botolph’s in the town centre, the Garrison, The Hythe and also at the Knowledge Gateway at the University of Essex.

 

Why Choose Signs Express?

Signs Express has recently been announced as finalist of the British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisor of the Year award, following on from their consistent, proven business model. This follows on from winning the the bfa Franchisee of the Year award in 2015, demonstrating that Signs Express are one of the most successful B2B business models within franchising.

Our larger branches regularly turnover in excess of 1.3 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, is Signs Express the right franchise for you?

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