Signs Express Franchise

Signs Express

Join the UK's largest sign and graphics company with over 65 franchises in the UK & Ireland.

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If you're looking for a fantastic business opportunity that offers high rewards, in a fun and creative sector and provides all the benefits of an established brand then look no further than Signs Express.

Established almost 30 years ago and with more than 65 centres throughout the UK, Signs Express is the UK and Irelands leading sign and graphics franchise. With a proven track record and on of the the most successful business models in the B2B arena we have the experience and skill to help you to become your own boss as a franchisee.

With expert support and training in all areas of the business operations as well as their industry knowledge, you do not need sign industry experience to become a Signs Express franchisee. Our friendly franchise support team will help you along the way and will be on hand to offer you the advice you need to make your business a success!

The Franchise Package

Signs Express offers you a proven, established business model in a thriving sector and in order to help you to get off to the best possible start as a franchisee we are investing our entire franchise fee plus a further £10,000 into ALL new start up business’ saving you an unbelievable £30,000!

The typical investment for a new franchise with Signs Express is:

Franchisee Capital requirement: £40,000 - £45,000

Typical bank loan: £60,000 - £70,000

Total requirements: £110,000 - £115,000

This opportunity with Signs Express offers high rewards. In fact, a recent survey y the British Signs & Graphics Association revealed that a Signs Express franchise achieves, on average, a 47% higher turnover than the industry standard.

What do I get for my investment?

  • A comprehensive start-up package
  • 3 week training programme
  • £30k invested in your new start-up!
  • Ongoing support from a team of experts at head office including areas such as marketing, procurement, business development and operations
  • Access to thousands of sales leads in the UK's most searched sign brand on Google
  • Buying power as the leading signs and graphics company
  • Excellent relationship with all the leading banks to help you secure your future
  • Access to national accounts customers


We’re currently looking for franchisees and have territories available throughout the UK including premium locations as well as some superb resale opportunities with our existing centres.

If you’ve read this far and you’re interested in becoming a franchisee with a market leader in Signs Express, then do not hesitate to make an enquiry and find out more.

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What our franchisees have to say?

“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

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