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Description: Signs Express is firmly established as the largest and leading signs franchise in the UK and Ireland – come and join an award winning team. Opportunities: Franchises available across the UK and Ireland. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £30,000. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. BFA Full Member: Yes.


Signs Express Franchise – 25 Years in Business

Signs Express Franchise – 25 Years in Business

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Signs Are Our Business, Make Them Yours

Lee winning franchisee of the year

Are you looking for a business opportunity with high rewards, in a fun and creative sector and with all the benefits of an established brand?

About Us

Established for over 25 years and with more than 60 franchisees, Signs Express is the UK and Ireland’s leading signs and graphics franchise.

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Our national reputation for providing quality interior and exterior signsvehicle and window graphics and banners and exhibition displays accompanied by excellent customer service, has lead to sustained growth since our inception in 1989 and our franchisees have received a raft of awards for their high quality business practices. In 2015 Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) won the coveted Franchisee of the Year Award from  the British Franchise Association – the regulatory body for franchising in the UK.

Whether you are looking to start a new businessbuy a business or re-brand a sign company to become Signs Express, we have many available areas across the UK and Ireland. 

The Franchise Package

We have recently adjusted our offering, meaning we will invest our franchise fee into any sale of a Greenfield or Premiumfield site. This offers you a massive £20k saving on our previous offering. 

You now need: 
Franchisee capital requirement: £30,000
Typical bank loan: £50,000
Total requirement: £80,000

What to expect from our franchise package:

  • Proven business model – the average lifespan of our franchises is over 10 years
  • Market-leading, award-winning brand – we are the most searched signs brand on Google
  • Established for more than 25 years – we are here today, here tomorrow
  • High earning potential - 47% higher than the average signs business
  • No sign industry experience required.
  • Full training and on-going support provided from UK based HQ
  • Dedicated marketing support for your business - access to thousands of sales leads
  • Rewarding and diverse work – some of the brands with whom we work are Transcal Engineering, Oasis Retail, JCB, Etihad Airways and Emirates Stadium.
  • Regional and national training, including an annual convention.
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The Profit Potential

A number of our franchisees have invoiced over £5m since inception, with well-established franchisees turning over £1m a year. Over the years we have found many of our franchisees expanding their business and some opting to buy their own premises as part of long term financial planning.

Monthly Benefits

  • Signs Express Franchise Design
    Access to your share of over 800 sign enquiries monthly
  • Support from a team of 18 at head office
  • Access to national account clients 
  • Dedicated national promotional fund
  • Specially negotiated rates with suppliers

We're Great, But Don't Just Take Our Word For It:

“Taking an existing business and totally transforming it from the ground up – with the aid of Signs Express HQ – has been one of the most financially and emotionally rewarding things that we have ever done.” - Jane Wiles, franchisee, Portsmouth  

“It has been really amazing to be able to shape my business around my own lifestyle and ethics. It has been important for me to involve my son and daughter in the business and I am pleased to have created a lucrative legacy for them after I retire.” – Stephen Lloyd, franchisee, Chester

“Working as a Signs Express Franchisee has given me more than I could ever hope for and alongside the financial and lifestyle advantages of being my own boss, this experience has enabled me to secure my dream project with the Tour de France.” – Lee Eaton, franchisee, Manchester

Ready For A Change?

Signs Express Franchise Support

Nothing beats the feeling of running your own business. But it’s also good to know that there’s support and guidance available when you need it. As part of a Signs Express franchise you’ll enjoy both.

With your investment you can build your own successful business using our established brand name. Plus, at every stage, you’ll be comforted by the knowledge that you have the expertise of a national network behind you.


This is a franchise opportunity with a big difference. So if you’re ready to make a life-changing move with excellent income, prospects and lifestyle simply fill in the form below.


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