Franchise Opportunity in Canterbury

We have a fantastic premium franchise opportunity available in Canterbury...

Our premium franchise opportunity for sale in Canterbury has over 14,000 businesses in the territory, ideal for our B2B 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?

  • £30k reinvestment 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 Canterbury, we will invest your franchise fee of £20k back into your business AND invest £10k 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 £40k – £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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Canterbury Highlights

  • Over 14,000 businesses
  • Tourist industry hotspot
  • Retail hub
  • Regenerated town centre
  • Home to major Universities


Canterbury has thriving commercial areas with a vast customer base. We have identified key business sectors within the territory that we typically work with, such as:

  • Construction = Over 1,700 businesses
  • Manufacturing = Over 950 businesses
  • Retail = Over 2,400 businesses
  • Transportation = Over 400 businesses
  • Accommodation = Over 1,400 businesses
  • Professional = Over 1,100 businesses
  • Administrative = Over 900 businesses
  • Education = Over 600 businesses
  • Health = 1,100 businesses

Canterbury Opportunities

Canterbury is one of the most visited cities in the UK, contributing over £285m to the local economy so there are incredible business opportunities with the tourist industry, all of which require some form of signage.

With over 2000 retail businesses within the territory and 2000 professional/administrative business areas such as the Canterbury Enterprise Hub, Lakesview International Business Park and the Whitefriars retail development are ideal prospects for our B2B focused centres.

There are also three major universities and many colleges within the territory including The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University for the Creative Arts.

Why Choose Signs Express?

Signs Express has recently been announced as a 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 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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