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Signs Express
The Signs Express UK Franchise is a Sign Shop Business opportunity with regular repeat business and high value orders in a stable marketplace with an established brand.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established29 years
  • Current UK Coverage60%
  • Franchisee Support Staff24
  • Personal Investment Req.£45,000
  • Total Startup Cost£120,000
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Signs Express UK Franchise
Sign Shop Business Opportunity 

Signs Express are an award winning franchise opportunity with high profit potential. You don’t need to be a sign maker to own a sign making business! In fact, you don’t need to have any sign industry experience at all. All you need is the passion and drive to own a business and take it forward.

Signs Express UK Franchise | Sign Shop BusinessEstablished for over 25 years, Signs Express has more than 65 franchised businesses in the UK and Ireland and is looking for motivated individuals to take advantage of this thriving and lucrative B2B sector.

There is no doubt that the sign industry is highly lucrative, with great profit margins and an ever increasing customer base.

Signs Express will provide all the expert support, training and advice in all areas of business operations.

The Signs Express Opportunity:

The sign industry is dynamic, creative and diverse. Franchisees operate from light industrial premises with experienced sign makers carrying out the work and trade within a territory area which has access to thousands of businesses who all need signage of some kind.

Signs Express UK Franchise | Sign Shop BusinessFranchisee Incentives

  • High earning potential
  • Buying power as the UK’s largest sign company
  • 100% British company
  • Proven business model
  • Lucrative B2B sector
  • No sign making experience required
  • Most searched for sign brand on Google
  • Training & ongoing support
  • An award-winning ethical franchise
  • Your share of 1000’s of sales enquiries generated on your behalf

Training and Support:

Signs express provide full and comprehensive training and on-going support throughout your Signs Express career. This includes all matters operations, sales & marketing, finance and procurement.

  • Signs Express UK Franchise | Sign Shop BusinessAssistance finding business premises and set-up
  • IT set-up and on-going technical support
  • Staff recruitment
  • Online and offline brand exposure
  • National and regional sales lead generation
  • Business plan development
  • Financial reviews
  • Central sales credit management
  • Group purchasing power
  • Health & Safety/Insurance compliance
  • New Product Development research

Every new franchisee attends a comprehensive training course held at the franchise headquarters, where you get to meet the support team and learn all the aspects of the business.

Signs Express UK Franchise | Sign Shop BusinessFranchise Opportunities

Prime locations are currently available throughout the UK, with territories boasting a minimum of 10,000 businesses – perfect for establishing and growing a new centre.

There are also some fantastic resale opportunities to buy an established business and diverse customer base, with a skilled team already in place.

The Investment:

Typical investment cost for new locations:

£40K – 45K = Liquid Capital

£60K - £60K = Bank Loan

£100K - £120K = Total investment required

Signs Express UK Franchise | Sign Shop Business

To make matters even better, Signs Express are not only re-investing the franchise fee of £20k (included in the above figures), they are also investing a further £10k in to all new centres. This will enable you to reach profitability even faster.

With a tried and tested business model, franchisees have the opportunity for high rewards, with the average centre turnover more than £350,000 pa and some of the centres achieving more than £1m.

In fact, a recent survey by the British Signs & Graphics Association revealed that a Signs Express franchise achieves, on average, a 47% higher turnover than the sign industry standard!

Ready For A Change?

Nothing beats the feeling of running your own business. But it's also good to know there's support and guidance available when you need it. As a franchise owner, you will enjoy both. Whether you are looking to start a new business, buy a business or re-brand a sign company to become Signs Express, there are many available areas across the UK & Ireland.


“Starting in business from scratch really gave us a sense of achievement. When we started looking there wasn't much scope for buying an already established franchise so we were lucky that our local area was still available. It was ideal and fitted well with our requirements.” – Nick Baxter-Sibley, Franchisee, Exeter.

“Financial security is the main reward along with the freedom of being my own boss and the pleasure of seeing my business grow.” – Nick Dawes, Franchisee, Ipswich.

 “We've doubled our turnover from £240k to £500k and we're still seeing steady growth.” – Malcolm Lant, Franchisee, Gateshead.

This is a franchise with a big difference. Are you ready to make a life changing move with excellent income, prospects and lifestyle?

Find out more about the Signs Express UK Franchise the successful Sign Shop Business. Click below now!


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