NW Kent & SE London Resale Interview

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Now in its 30th year, Signs Express has caught up with Matt Scott, Signs Express (NW Kent & SE London) who has recently put his high-performing centre up for sale after owning the business for the last 14 years.

Established in 2005, Signs Express (NW Kent & SE London) has a diverse and extensive customer base, with a highly skilled and experienced team that provides exceptional service to this wide-ranging territory. With over 30,000 businesses, one of the largest business counts of any Signs Express territory, Matt couldn’t turn away from an amazing opportunity with Signs Express.

Having spent 20 years working in sales for Courages Brewery Matt wanted to be his own boss and saw Signs Express as the perfect fit, Matt explains;

I chose the franchise route as I wanted to gain the advantages of being able to work with an established successful business model with the support provided by the Franchise Support team.

I had used Signs Express to buy signage for the brewery so I could see the growth opportunity in the signs industry, businesses always need signs and as virtually every sign is different it is an industry that needs a bespoke personal service which a Signs Express Franchise can offer.”

One of the huge benefits of joining a franchise business is the extensive ongoing support you receive; Signs Express has a dedicated Franchise Support Centre based in Norwich that is committed to helping you make your business a success. Support includes an initial training course for new franchisees, comprehensive marketing activities, operational assistance and growth planning.

Having made the most of his time as a Signs Express Franchisee Matt explains why he has now come to the decision to sell his business.

“After 14 years of building up the business to where it is now, I have decided to sell due to my wish to retire. Knowing my business is well structured, has good processes and procedures in place and has a strong customer base I feel confident any new owner coming in will do so with the ability to hit the ground running and continue its steady growth.

Over the years we have established a fantastic customer base, so much so that 85% of our business is from regular and loyal customers. We have a great team, with an abundance of experience who have been with the business for several years, and who know our regular customers very well. We’ve also introduced a trainee Signs Maker with a view to the future growth of the company and is why I feel the business is in an ideal position for someone new to come in with fresh ideas and take it to the next level”

If you are interested in finding out more about this existing resale opportunity be sure to visit our Bespoke web page.

Being a Franchisee has been a life changing experience for Matt, is it time to change yours?

“Becoming a Franchisee has allowed me to build up a business that has given me satisfaction and financial security which was exactly what I wanted to achieve when taking on this venture all those years ago.”