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With over 30 years’ experience and a passion for customer service Signs Express are at the forefront of the signage industry, offering an innovative approach with a forward-thinking strategy.
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  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established29 years
  • Current UK Coverage60%
  • Franchisee Support Staff24
  • Personal Investment Req.£65,000
  • Total Startup Cost£215,000
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Play To Win: Signs Express Convention 2023

31st January 2023

Play To Win: Signs Express Convention 2023

The Signs Express 2023 Convention has officially been wrapped up for another year and what a fantastic event it was!

Held at the iconic St George’s Park in Burton-Upon-Trent on Friday 27th January, with their theme of “Play to Win” they welcomed franchisees and senior team members from across the Signs Express network along with a number of suppliers and of course the Franchise Support Centre team were there to network and keep the day running smoothly (and on time!).

Kicking off with their plenary session, led by Managing Director Jonathan Bean and Network Development Director Aaron Davis, they proudly presented network achievements and the impressive strides they’ve made as they work through their five-year strategy, allowing them to celebrate the outstanding successes and progress made in 2022. A clear message that teams that play together, win together…

Along with networking and supplier exhibitions, the day also saw interactive demonstrations from their suppliers including: new digital displays by Allsee Technologies, laser capabilities by Trotec and printing, laminating and cutting essentials from SEDO and Epson leaving their franchisees with new possibilities to consider. Plus, their suppliers were on hand to form the panel for their themed Q&A which this year was focussed on the hugely important topic of environmental sustainability within the signage industry creating a great discussion and debate.

Wrapping up the daytime session of the event, they moved onto their much-coveted Sign Awards. With an abundance of talent and impressive projects throughout the year they were spoilt for choice, however the winners are:

  • Signs Express (Huddersfield) for Dewsbury Library: Best Exterior Sign
  • Signs Express (Central Lancashire) for The Brig Lodge: Best Interior Sign
  • Signs Express (Milton Keynes) for Unibrew: Best Vehicle Graphics
  • Signs Express (Stoke) for CBeebies: Best Sign Project Sponsored by SignElite
  • Signs Express (Southampton) for Celebrity Beyond: Most Striking Design Sponsored by Metamark
  • Signs Express (Grimsby): Supplier of the Year

Signs Express Franchise | Graphic Design Business

A huge congratulations to the winners and finalists for 2022!

A quick change into their finest outfits and they kicked off their Gala evening with drinks kindly sponsored by Metamark, a quick photo opportunity for the franchisees and their teams and onto a delicious meal with the perfect chance to unwind and socialise with their Signs Express colleagues and friends.

Fast forward three courses and they were ready to announce the last of their awards, the all important Signs Express Franchise Awards. Again, with an amazing network of talent, it’s a hard one to judge, but they’re delighted to announce the 2022 winners as:

  • Kris Bell from Signs Express (Aylesbury): Newcomer of the Year
  • Matt Bevis from Signs Express (Grimsby): Network Champion of the Year
  • Tori Kendrick from Signs Express (Birmingham): Employee of the Year
  • Lee Reynolds from Signs Express (Lancaster): Franchisee of the Year

And that was it! A few more drinks at the bar to celebrate and the 2023 Convention is over for another year. A big thank you to all franchisees and suppliers for making it such a fantastic event, they look forward to making it even bigger and better for 2024.

Join the award-winning network…

Signs Express is the UK’s largest signs and graphics business, offering a bespoke, creative and consultative approach to signage from a network of over 60 centres. With over 30 years’ experience and a passion for customer service they are at the forefront of the signage industry, offering an innovative approach with a forward-thinking strategy.

With franchise opportunities to join their award-winning network via established resale opportunities and prime-location start up opportunities, they offer you the chance to become your own boss and secure your financial future.

You can also find out more by attending one of their new Interactive Discovery Days, held at their flagship Signs Express (Twickenham) centre. These fantastic events allow you to understand how the business works, what you can hope to achieve, experience a ‘day in the life of Signs Express’ and get involved with demonstrations and a tour of the centre.

If this is a business opportunity that appeals to you and you would like the chance to attend the Signs Express 2024 Convention, why not get in touch?  Just click below to find out more

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