"From forces to franchisee"
Craig Tiley went from a 15-year career in the British Army to becoming a Signs Express franchisee. Find out how he successfully made the transition from the forces to running his own business.
"Nick Dawes Franchisee Interview"
Nick Dawes became the very first Signs Express franchisee when he opened the Ipswich centre 25 years ago. Since then, Signs Express (Ipswich) has grown steadily over the years with an excellent team in place that now boast more than 90 years combined experience in the sign industry. Which Franchise caught up with Nick Dawes to find out more.
About Signs Express
A franchise with Signs Express offers high rewards in a creative and dynamic sector with the added benefits of a strong brand. Signs Express has one of the most successful business models in the B2B arena and is the UK’s largest sign company.
Established for over 25 years, Signs Express has the experience and skills to help you become your own boss as a franchisee. With expert support, training and advice in all areas of business operations as well as the industry know-how, you do not need sign industry experience to become a Signs Express franchisee.
If you are looking for a business opportunity with regular repeat business, high-value orders, a stable marketplace and an established brand then Signs Express could be the right franchise for you. There are so many benefits to joining us including;
• Proven business model
• £30k invested in all new start ups
• Market leading brand
• More than 25 years’ experience
• High earning potential
• Training and on-going support
• Access to thousands of sales leads
• Most searched for sign brand in UK
• No sign industry experience required
• Rewarding and diverse industry
The Franchise Package
To celebrate our continued success, Signs Express is reinvesting their £20k franchise fee and investing a further £10k into all new start-ups.
The typical investment cost for new locations is:
£40,000 - £45,000 = Liquid Capital
£60,000 - £70,000 = Bank Loan
£100,000 - £115,000 = TOTAL INVESTMENT
With a tried and tested business model, franchisees have the opportunity for high rewards. 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!
Training and Support
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.
Signs Express provide all franchisees with a comprehensive training course as well as helping to find the right premises and staff to ensure that you will have the skills and confidence to become the boss.
The Norwich-based Franchise Support Centre has a staff over 20 expert and highly experienced personnel with all of the necessary skill-sets in every department to support you in all areas of your business, including:
• Sales & Marketing
• Business Development
• Finance & Accounts
• Technical Support
• Operations & HR
• National Sales
Due to our expansion, available territories are constantly changing, however we are keen to find franchisees to open new centres in areas such as Leicester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bradford, London and the South East. We also have resale opportunities of our existing centres so be sure to make an enquiry to find out more.
Signs Express offers a franchise opportunity with a big difference. So, if you’re ready to find out more about how you can achieve an excellent income, create new prospects and have the lifestyle you want, we want to hear from you.
• Make an enquiry to register your interest
• Receive the franchise prospectus
• Speak with the franchise recruitment team
• Attend a free discovery (insights) day
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