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Make Your Statement

With signs and graphics, you can say anything, do anything and be anything! Become a franchisee today.

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Overview

  • Outlets: 765+
  • Minimum Investment: £36,000
  • Funding Support: Yes
  • Total Investment: £150,000
  • Franchise Fee: £21,000
  • Business Type: Franchise
  • Expected Revenue after 2 Years: £200,000
  • Operating Fee: N/A
  • Advertising Fee: 2%
  • Royalty Fee: 7%
  • Average Floor Space: 1,500 sqft

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About FASTSIGNS


FASTSIGNS is a global leader in the franchised signs and graphics sector, with over 765 centres operating worldwide. Offering a proven route to successful business ownership, in an industry driven by technology and creativity, to exceed an annual turnover of £1 million.

As a FASTSIGNS franchisee, you’ll help any business, in any industry, make their statement through signs and graphics. Whether they need exterior building signs, signs to direct and inform, signs to decorate, signs to theme an event, or signs to promote - signage is always in demand. So, your business will always be in demand.

Training and Support Provided


With a dedicated, UK-based support team and a US-based Head Office, the business support you’ll receive is at the core of our promise to lead you to grow a profitable business.

With world-leading, industry experts at the helm, you’ll soon feel confident in your journey, as you are nurtured throughout the lifetime of your franchise with us.


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We were definitely nervous, as we were both complete sign novices. But we had help at every turn!” Tunde Sodipo, FASTSIGNS Northampton

Comprehensive Training Delivered

We know signage looks technical, and we can’t deny that it is! But, we have comprehensive training methods designed to ensure you’re well on the path to becoming an expert, when you open the doors of your business.

As a franchisee, you will receive:
  • 2 weeks of Foundations Training at our Dallas Head Office
  • 1 Week in a UK centre with your mentor
  • 1 Week, Centre-based Business Consultant training visit, pre-launch
  • 24/7 access to FASTSIGNS University
  • Gamification Mobile Access Training
  • A robust programme of ongoing training events, in sales, marketing, substrates and more
  • Annual visits from US-based industry experts
  • 2 Convention event opportunities, per annum


Business Management

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Our team of dedicated Business Consultants work with you to develop your business plan, and help you manage your objectives against it for success. We are also able to help you access HR support, accounting support, technical expertise and much more. Whatever you need, whenever you need it.

“We love being owners; being in control of our business and working in it, as well on it. The Head Office Support Team helped us move our mindsets from employees to owners, supporting us to achieve our goals. We’ve grown our business by over 30%, have taken on new team members, and we’re extremely excited for the future!” Melanie & Jose Martinez and Alan White

Marketing Support

We consistently invest in our brand positioning, website, and technology ensuring we can attribute ROI to your marketing activities. Marketing is at the centre of what we do. With consistent ‘On Your Behalf’ marketing activity and local marketing support, we’ll help you ensure your business is as visible as possible.

The Ideal FASTSIGNS Franchisee



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Believe it or not, our franchisees rarely join us with previous signage experience! All we require from our franchisees is for you to be organised, business-minded and able to communicate effectively with your customers.

As our franchise opportunity is predominantly a management opportunity, depending on your experience, skills and likes, we can build your team around you! If you’re a great manager, we’ll build a team of sales, design and production around you.

Like-wise if you’re a creative designer, we’ll recruit management skills, sales experience and production expertise.

FASTSIGNS’ History


FASTSIGNS first launched in Dallas, Texas in 1985, reaching the UK in 1994 and has expanded into 8 other countries over the past 37 years. Over this time, FASTSIGNS we’ve helped our franchisees build businesses that facilitate their lifestyle, allowing them to build a career to complements their skills.

To do this, we continuously strive to bring cutting-edge signage technology, coupled with powerful business strategy, so our top centres consistently achieve sales in excess of £1million.

FASTSIGNS has won countless international franchise industry awards and, specifically in the UK, we are consistently awarded 5-star satisfaction from our franchise network.
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Next Steps – your exciting future awaits you!


If you would like more information on what are the next steps toward your exciting future, please complete the form below.

FASTSIGNS International Inc. Financial Data
The following financial information was provided by FASTSIGNS International Inc. to give you more information about the costs associated with a FASTSIGNS International Inc. opportunity
Total Investment
FASTSIGNS recommends that you have a minimum net worth of £150,000, of which at least £35,000 is liquid assets.

Typically banks will lend up to 70% of the total investment. FASTSIGNS have excellent relationships with all major banks and are able to introduce you to franchise specialists in each bank.

The typical total investment is £81,798 (plus working capital), and the franchise fee is £17,500.

Ready to make your statement with a new business opportunity?

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Do you have a good head for business but also love to express your creativity? Are you looking for a business which utilises your problem-solving skills? If so, it can be hard to know where to start – and even harder to feel confident the time is right for a change.

The last couple of years have been tough. The experiences we have collectively endured have enabled us all to identify what’s really important in life. Family and friends are likely to top this list, but also how we feel about our work life and the future we want to build.

Sound familiar? If so, you may be one of those for whom the FASTSIGNS franchise could really work:

  • Learn how to help customers make bold statements
  • Build a business which excites you
  • Work on projects which are seen

Helping customers make a statement

FASTSIGNS empowers people to build the business which will deliver the future they want. We enable creative and enterprising entrepreneurs, like you, to work with clients and help them deliver bold statements about what they do with the right signage.

The signage industry – especially digital signage – is growing significantly, as digitalisation makes the prospect of business promotion much more affordable. With the rising demand for sustainable and greener signage, FASTSIGNS is at the forefront of what our customers can achieve.

For example: The team at FASTSIGNS Leeds really excelled themselves on a recent project – so much so, the lead employee has been put forward for an award.

One of their repeat customers, Leeds University, wanted exciting, yet informative signage for their social sciences building. In celebration of a big anniversary, they wanted a timeline display which really stood out – not just in terms of design but by highlighting the unique character of the department and its history.

FASTSIGNS didn’t disappoint! In a bid to create a completely new design aesthetic, FASTSIGNS Leeds created both flat and 3D graphics, incorporating LED and digital elements to draw the eye through the historical and educational information. Utilising physical architecture of the space, the team helped their customer to make a statement!

The customer couldn’t have been more delighted with the result. “We’re really happy with the designs installed throughout the University, which have enhanced our interior environments.”

The possibilities of what you can help your customers achieve, through the use of signage, are limitless. The innovation taking place within the signage industry means you are only bound by your imagination… and your customer’s budget! Thanks to the cutting-edge technology you’ll have access to as part of the FASTSIGNS brand, where there’s a will, there’s often a way!

Ready to make a business statement?

Creative excellence is what sets FASTSIGNS franchisees apart. So, if you’re ready to offer truly outstanding signage design to your customers, contact us today.

FASTSIGNS International Inc. Success Stories

FASTSIGNS | Case Study - Laide & Tunde Sodipo

May 24, 2023
Laide & Tunde Sodipo - 12 Months in Business

FASTSIGNS International | Case Study - Simon and Friederike Slee

May 24, 2023
Simon and Friederike Slee: A Husband & Wife Partnership That Enables Their Lifestyle.

FASTSIGNS Case Study | Melanie & Jose Martinez and Alan White

May 24, 2023
Melanie & Jose Martinez and Alan White - From Team Members to Franchisees.

A day in the life of a FASTSIGNS franchisee

February 10, 2023
What is it really like to run your own FASTSIGNS business?
FASTSIGNS International Inc. Testimonials
As a franchisee I wanted a franchisor that had more than just a business model. Apart from being a globally trusted brand, FASTSIGNS provides a wide support network of highly regarded professionals with excellent product knowledge. There is a solid platform that ensures franchisees have all the tools required to reach their potential.
Simon Slee,
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FASTSIGNS is the complete package – excellent training and start-up support, professional ongoing marketing and technical support, respected by suppliers and customers.
Andy Simpson,
FASTSIGNS International Inc.
"They understand that the success of the franchisee is paramount to their success - a rare feature with most franchisors. If I had to do it again - no question about it - FASTSIGNS®."
Jerry Goldstein,
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FASTSIGNS International Inc. Videos
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FASTSIGNS | The Franchise Opportunity

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Available Locations:
Franchises available in many areas of the UK.
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£36,000
Financing Assistance
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