Finding 'Dymonds' in the COVID environment Paul Dymond launched his Agency Express franchise in June 2020. Following a diverse career ranging from a Business Analyst for a FTSE 250 company to a local courier driver, Paul was ready for a new challenge and set his sights on becoming his own boss. He like many others, Paul had begun his journey in to franchising when the COVID-19 lockdown began, but confident in his decision to buy a franchise business and undeterred he continued on his path....Read More
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About Agency Express
Multi award winning Agency Express was established in 1998 to offer a nationwide professional board service to both corporate and independent estate agencies.
Today, via a network of 117 successful franchise operators Agency Express erects, services and maintains over 60% of all estate agency boards in the UK.
As a market leader and an award winning franchise, franchisees benefit from a nationally recognised brand, established reputation, comprehensive franchise package and proven business formulas.
10 reasons to choose Agency Express
- Low start-up costs
- Van based business with low overheads
- Existing national accounts
- No national competitor
- Family friendly working hours
- Simple to operate
- Centralised invoicing and payments system
- Minimal paperwork
- Accredited by both the British and Irish Franchise Association.
The unique Agency Express franchise package requires an investment of £24,500 plus fully claimable VAT and has been carefully designed to get your business up & running straight away.
The Agency Express franchise package includes:
A 10-year renewable franchise agreement to trade as Agency Express within your own exclusive territory
Fully sign written van
The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van, complete with Agency Express graphics, SatNav and removable racking.
A total of eight days training covering all aspects of our business and a business launch in your own territory.
Specialist tools and equipment
All tools and equipment are provided for you to get your business up and running. Included in our comprehensive package is an Android smart phone, a specialist vinyl printer, together with supplies of vinyl, 4mm ‘correx’, compact ladders and a variety of other bespoke tools.
Access to SignMaster3
A 10-year licence to access SignMaster3, the Agency Express online board management system. SignMaster3 and the Signmaster3 Franchisee App enables you to seamlessly manage all work on a daily basis.
An all-weather range of high quality branded corporate clothing and essential day to day safety wear.
Stationery and marketing literature
All the start-up corporate stationery supplies, business cards and marketing literature you will require.
Public liability insurance
The premium paid on your first 12 months’ public liability insurance, covering you for £5,000,000.
A comprehensive Franchise Procedure and Operations Manual covering all aspects of the business.
Launch and ongoing support
Including extensive territory research, customer database creation and weekly mailshot campaigns.
Training and Support provided
In addition to the franchise package all Agency Express franchisees receive 8 days comprehensive training and support from our dedicated team. However, our franchisees are never alone in their franchise journey as the team are only a phone call away with help and advice.
Furthermore, their unique SignMaster3 on-line board ordering system supports you by reducing your administration to a minimum and their Centralised Accounts Department takes care of all invoicing for you.
The ideal Agency Express franchisee
As a van-based business, we are looking for franchisees who are hands-on, motivated and energetic. You don’t need previous experience or business qualifications, as their training will fully prepare you for running your own business.
You will be allocated an exclusive territory on which you operate on. This will provide you optimum chance of reaping high rewards and eventually, your work habits will determine the rate of your success.
In 2020, another individual decided that they were going to do things their own way and get involved in a pandemic proof industry. Richard Jones became the newest of the Agency Express franchise network and did so during the 2020 COVID pandemic. Previously a manager within transport optimisation departments for logistics companies, Richard decided that it was time to take control of his future and fixed his sights on owning a franchise business.“I always had an ambition to be self-empl...Read More
Riccardo Mudrak - Agency Express Swindon Venturing into the world of franchising at the age of 24 Riccardo Mudrak is among Agency Express’ youngest franchisees.Riccardo first became aware of the Agency Express franchise opportunity when his mother, a long-standing client of Agency Express found that an established franchise had become available within the area. With family insights to the industry and with a background in retail and manual labour, Riccardo felt that the Agency Express franchise...Read More
Bert Bigaignon - Agency Express HarlowBert Bigaignon launched his Agency Express franchise in September 2018. Following a 15-year career in the supply and maintenance of fitness equipment, Bert decided that it was time for a new challenge and a change in his work-life balance.After researching available franchise opportunities via a range of specialist websites, Bert made the decision to pursue a career in franchising, and found that the Agency Express was most suited to his mixed managerial and...Read More
Gemma Vettraino - Agency Express Bury St EdmundsGemma Vettraino launched her Agency Express franchise in November 2017. Previously a Human Resources Manager of 15 years Gemma felt it was time for a complete change of direction. She was drawn to the idea of owning a business and to the unique benefits that came with being her own boss, but having a young family security and flexibility were high on her list of prerequisites. After much consideration Gemma made the decision to pursue a career in f...Read More