Rewards & Investment

We invest £30k into all Premium or Greenfield start-ups

Our reinvestment of your £20k franchise fee and further £10k investment into your business will help you hit the ground running from day one, taking away a lot of stress associated with any new business. The investment covers aspects like your Signs Express centre corporate identity, such as signage and uniforms, marketing launch materials and activities, along with office equipment and IT hardware.

Whether you’re interested in brand new start-up or a resale, we can confidently say that our proven business model is highly lucrative with some of our centres regularly achieving over £1-Million turnover.

Owning a Signs Express centre can not only be financially rewarding but also personally, with many of our franchisees sighting development of their teams, working hours and a positive work-life balance as one of the most rewarding aspects of being a franchisee.

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Why choose Signs Express?

Signs Express is a business management franchise and requires no previous experience of working within the signage industry, as you will employ experienced sign makers to carry out the work for you. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider this sector:

  • Affluent marketplace
  • Lucrative & diverse clientele
  • Ever-growing customer base
  • Creative and extensive product range
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Your investment

It is extremely important to us that all candidates are in the best financial situation and able to protect their own interests and financial commitments when applying to become a Signs Express franchisee.

The typical investment cost for new locations is £45k + working capital.

The full investment amount encompasses all set-up costs, including premises fit-out, equipment, transport, start-up materials and of course your licence fee, training and access to our dedicated franchise support team; on hand to offer advice and support in all areas of the business.

Buying an established business for sale

The investment required to buy one of our established franchises varies and is related to the size of the business. Please view our current resales to find out more.

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Financial support

By joining a leading franchise brand such as Signs Express, you’ll have access to funding from all of the major banks as our strong record of success means our franchisees are supported when sourcing funds.

Our assistance in developing a business plan with you will ensure you have the funds required from the outset to successfully establish your business.

Management service charge

Your initial investment covers everything you need to set-up and run your business. In addition, each month you’ll contribute 1.5% of your turnover towards a National Promotional Fund.

This fund is used specifically for lead generation and brand development activities – making sure Signs Express is front of mind for our potential customers.

Franchisees are also subject to a management service charge levy of 7.5% of turnover which covers dedicated support, licencing and use of the brand.

Every business needs signs of some sort

Just think back to all the different business premises you have visited over the years, from shops, restaurants, schools, dentists and hairdressers to airports, train stations and multi-national corporations. Signs are everywhere.

We provide a one-stop-shop for businesses of all sizes and receive regular repeat orders from thousands of customers each year.

Entrepreneurs are starting new companies at a record pace of 80 an hour, according to the 2016 government backed survey by StartUp Britain and with new businesses, comes an even larger customer base.

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On top of the varying work and exciting prospects Signs Express has to offer, we are also an ethical franchise and are full members of the British Franchise Association (bfa). We provide on-going support from our UK based Franchise Support Centre in all the business areas you may require.

Want to find out more? Be sure to ask about attending one of our in-depth Discovery Days so you can meet our support team and learn more about current franchise opportunities

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