Agency Express, the largest provider of professional estate agency board services in the UK has won the Franchisor of the Year – Gold award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards. Founded in 1977 and with a strapline of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow’ the BFA (British Franchise Association), is the hub of franchising in the UK. The association strives to brighten people’s futures by showcasing the opportunities for businesses and individuals to transform their lives through franchising, whils...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.
Via a network of 117 successful franchise operator,s Agency Express erects and services over 60% of all estate agency boards in the UK, and their market share continues to grow.
Agency Express benefits from being virtually unaffected by ups and downs of the property market and today as a reflection of their ongoing success, their franchisees conduct over 5000 individual board movements each working day, making over 100,000 propery visits every month.
As an award winning franchise and market leader, franchisees also benefit from a nationally recognised brand, established reputation, comprehensive franchise package and high levels of support.
The unique Agency Express franchise package requires and investment of £24,500 plus fully claimable VAT and has been carefully designed to get your business up and running straight away.
If you are looking for a van-based opportunity with unrivalled rates of success, then Agency Express has excellent greenfield and resale opportunities available.
Unique Agency Express benefits
8 reasons to choose Agency Express
- A low-cost, low-overhead business
- Excellent earning potential
- Comprehensive training and ongoing support
- Valuable national & corporate accounts
- Industry leading technology
- Simple to operate
- Head office invoicing and payments system
- Minimal administration
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
Discounted rates on a new VW Transporter van, supplied complete with Agency Express graphics, removable racking, and satellite navigation system.
A total of eight days training covering all aspects of our business and a business launch in your own territory.
Business launch and ongoing support
Including extensive territory research, customer database creation and mailshot campaigns
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.
Ongoing training and support
Agency Express franchisees are never alone in their journey as the head office team are only a phone call or email 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.
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