Signs and graphics solutions from Signs Express Colchester and Chelmsford

April 2022

Franchising: Getting Started

Franchising Getting Started

Where to start?

Deciding what to do next in your career can be a challenging decision and starting your own business from scratch can certainly be daunting. The last couple of years have made people rethink their future plans and reassess what’s important to them, including job satisfaction, maintaining a good work life balance and perhaps the opportunity to be your own boss and secure your own financial future.

Why Franchise?

Signs Express offers a tried and trusted franchise model used by over 60 centres in the UK and Ireland, offering established resale opportunities as well as exciting start-up opportunities in a diverse and creative industry. Whilst our franchise model allows you the freedom to be your own boss and run your own business to suit you, we ensure you are never alone and provide you the full support of our network alongside our UK based Franchise Support Centre. Offering support and guidance throughout your entire franchise career, with the opportunity to run a £500k+ business, this is a business with high profit potential.

Why Signs Express?

At Signs Express we offer extensive sales, marketing, operational, IT and financial support, plus comprehensive onboarding starter packages. We offer mentoring and guidance from our experienced team and along with our 30 years of trading, being a Signs Express franchisee allows you to be part of a much wider business with group purchasing power, a trusted brand and expert knowledge to help you achieve your business goals.

Do your research!

We understand that starting a business is a big investment and we want you to be as sure about us as we are you, so before jumping into anything, it’s important to take your time, do your research and allow yourself to consider the following:

  • What sort of industry am I interested in?
  • Do I want the support of a franchise or can I go it alone?
  • What’s my financial situation, am I in a stable situation?
  • Have I done my research?
  • What’s my attitude to risk?
  • What’s the best location for me and my family?
  • What are my long-term ambitions?
  • How important is work life balance?

If you’ve done all of your research and have decided that franchising is still for you, why not get in touch?

If now is the time for a change, a Signs Express franchise may be for you. Working in a creative and dynamic industry, Signs Express is the UK’s leading signs and graphics business and operates with an award-winning network of over 60 centres and proudly supported a number of sectors and businesses to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who are we looking for?

To give you an insight into our business, we are looking for driven, ambitious individuals to join our award-winning network this year. If you’re looking for a new challenge, and think Signs Express may be right for you, we are looking for the following qualities:

  • Business management experience
  • People and team management experience
  • Problem solving ability and a creative interest
  • Personable and hardworking
  • Natural sales flair & strong negotiation skills

Sound like you? What’s next? 

  1. Make that initial enquiry: When you’re ready to find out more, fill out our online enquiry form or give us a call and a member of our experienced Franchise Recruitment Team will be on hand to talk you through your opportunities.
  2. Attend a Discovery Day: Our Discovery Days offer the perfect opportunity to hear from our team and provides you with an in-depth overview of the business and demonstrates the potential of a Signs Express franchise.
  3. One to One: At the end of our Discovery Day, we offer you the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with our Management Team, allowing you to ask any questions and discuss your personal thoughts in relation to our franchise opportunities.
  4. Personality and Compatibility Testing: Following on from our Discovery Day we ask you to complete an online personality assessment to give us an overview of you as a business owner giving insight into your strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Speak to our Franchisees: Most importantly, we give you the chance to speak directly with some of our existing franchisees and offer the opportunity to visit our centres.
  6. Becoming a Signs Express Franchisee: The next step then moves on to making that big decision and becoming part of our trusted network. We’re here to help you every step of the way from onboarding and training to ongoing day-to-day support throughout your Signs Express journey.

Get in touch: Start your franchise journey today!

When you’re ready to make that initial enquiry, a member of our experienced team will be on hand to help. For more information, please get in touch.

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Why Choose

Signs Express?

Communication PURPLE


Highly rated by customers that trust us time and time again.

Extensive Network

Over 60 centres in our award-winning network.
Location Marker PURPLE


Providing local knowledge at the heart of your community.
Board Fill PURPLE


Established resale opportunities.
Board Outline PURPLE


Start-up opportunities available.
Light Bulb PURPLE


Innovative and creative industry.
Pencil Ruler PURPLE


Tailor-made signs and graphics that deliver value for money.
Connection PURPLE


The largest product range to service all sectors and businesses.
30 Years PURPLE


An award-winning brand established for over 30 years.
Rosette PURPLE


Exceptional solutions, service and advice.
Get in Touch

Enquiry Form

For more information about our franchising opportunities, please contact us using our Enquiry Form and a member of our Franchise Recruitment Team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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