Evolution of Signs Express

Monday 21st October 2019

As an established business that has been operating for 30 years, Signs Express must consistently look to innovate and remain relevant in the marketplace whilst continuing to offer exceptional service. The success of Signs Express is no fluke and is a testament to the continued devotion of our network and people. 

Since its inception in 1989, Signs Express has grown from a single unit to an entire network of 65 centres, with a dedicated support centre based in Norwich. The business has invested in its people, growing the team at the support centre to the highest levels to date which has provided our network with more support than ever.

This support, along with the exceptional hard work of our franchisees, has yielded amazing results including record network growth in 2019. This strengthens our position as the number one sign franchise in the UK and despite continued uncertainty throughout the economic climate, Signs Express and the Franchise industry continues to thrive.

It’s not only the investment in our support services that maintain our position as market leaders. Keeping on trend and relevant within this fast-paced industry is always crucial to growth and is why Signs Express is currently going through an exciting rebrand. With an 18-month transition, our network is in the process of making some fantastic changes to their centres which will elevate Signs Express to the forefront of any business looking for a signage solution across the UK.


“Having seen the new guidelines, I realised I had been missing a trick with using our shutter door as a massive adverting board. Up to 2000 cars pass our premises an hour during peak periods, on one of the main commercial routes in Worcester.

I have always had a fascination of elephants and decided to incorporate this. And wow this certainly works for me and I hope the thousands of people who pass it every day’”

-Phil Shellam Signs Express (Worcester)


Our dedicated Operations team are continually looking at new ranges and technology to ensure we can offer a solution

for every form of signage. Digital signage is becoming more and more relevant in the marketplace, so here at Signs Express, we’ve built fantastic relationships with some of the biggest suppliers in the business, which will allow our network to offer amazing digital signage to their portfolio of clients and beyond in this ever-evolving Digital SignAGE.


At Signs Express we’re always looking to expand our network and have fantastic territories available. A franchise with Signs Express means you can be your own boss but not be on your own; we’ll support you all the way.



It’s an opportunity to join the UK’s leading franchise in signage and take advantage of all the amazing support, innovation and brand power that Signs Express can provide.

We’re growing, we’re thriving and we’re keen to hear from budding entrepreneurs.

If you feel this is a bit of you and you want to find out more please go to: https://franchise.signsexpress.co.uk/franchise-opportunities/