Agency Express franchise

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Agency Express franchise

The multi award winning estate agency board franchise.

Agency Express is the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services.

Minimum investment

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Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

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About Agency Express

Agency Express is the UK’s largest and only national estate agency board company with a network of over 117 franchisees’

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.

Agency Express Franchise Van based

Unique benefits

  • A low-cost, low-overhead business
  • Excellent earning potential
  • Comprehensive training & 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:

Territory licence

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.

Fully sign written van

The deposit paid on a new VW Transporter van, complete with Agency Express graphics, Satnav and removable racking.

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Comprehensive training

A total of eight days training coving 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.

Corporate clothing

An all-weather range of high quality banded 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

Operations manual

A comprehensive Franchise Procedure and Operations Manual covering all aspects of the business

Training and support provided

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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, Agency Express 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

The ideal Agency Express franchisee

As a van-based business, Agency Express looking for franchisees who are hands-on, motivated, and energetic.

You do not 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 in which you operate. This will provide you with the optimum chance of reaping high rewards with your work habits determining the rate of your success.

Time to share in the success

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Agency Express' history

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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 operators, 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 the 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 property visits every month.

As an award winning franchise and market leader, franchisees also benefit from Agency Express’ nationally recognised brand, established reputation, a comprehensive franchise package and high levels of support.

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 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.

Franchise resale

Agency Express Van Based Franchise opportunities in London Borough of Harrow.

Due to retirement, a rare opportunity has risen to acquire a well-established van-based franchise, located in Harrow with Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services.

This franchise resale is an owner operated, two van business with one employee. The territory covers Harrow, the surrounding towns, and villages.

The next owner will benefit from being able to service a strong portfolio of existing clients. Due to the current franchisee boasting an excellent reputation within the local area, this business is ready to continue running in a successful manner.

Previous Agency Express business reviews include:

“Richard has been a breath of fresh air since I moved board suppliers. He is excellent quality. And the booking system is so much easier to use!”

This opportunity would suit a self-motivated, practical, and driven person who enjoys meeting people and working outdoors.

What Agency Express Offer:

At any one time there are approximately 1.5 million estate agency boards displayed on the streets of the UK and Ireland. Agency Express franchisees and their vehicles are responsible for serving over 60% of UK estate agency offices.

Franchising for over two decades, Agency Express is a ‘bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year ‘and ‘ESTAS Estate Agency Supplier of the Year’ multi award winner. As a result of this, the next owner will be able to take advantage of the support that a successful franchise model can offer.

Included in the franchise package:

  • Exclusive territory license
  • Fully sign-written van*
  • Specialist tools & equipment.
  • Corporate clothing
  • Stationery and marketing materials
  • 8 days comprehensive training & business launch
  • On-going accounts, marketing, and sales support
  • £5,000,000 public liability insurance - The premium paid on your first 12 months

*Fully sign-written van - The deposit paid on a new VW Transporter van, supplied complete with Agency Express graphics, removable racking, and satellite navigation system

Business Information



Premises details:

This is a van-based franchise operation which benefits from no premises-based overheads. 


Agency Express is the dominant services provider in the area


Expansion potential:

Each territory has been carefully mapped to allow that franchisee to grow to a multi van franchise if desired.



Relocatable :



Years established:

The current franchisee has been trading in the territory for 10 years

Trading hours:

Monday to Friday with flexibility in hours.

Support and training:

8 days comprehensive training which includes 2 days theory, 3 days practical and a 3-day business launch.

Reason for selling:


Asking price:



Available on request

Net Profit:

Available on request

Inventory/stock value:

Board stock is transferred over to the new franchisee. Stock is owned and provided by the customer and storage is provide by the franchisee.

Financing available:

Preferential lending offered by the banks due to the low-risk nature of the franchise and the number of years established.


Case studies

Agency Express Frtanchise Brian Skinner Salisbury With Van

Brian Skinner launched his Agency Express franchise in August 2020. With many years’ experience in owning and developing a successful family business, Brian had reached a point in his life where he was ready for a change in direction.

Like many others, Brain had begun his journey in to franchising during the COVID-19 pandemic, but confident in his decision to sell his business and buy a franchise he continued undeterred.

After spending 15 years developing a family business from scratch in the Equestrian sector I decided to capitalise on its success and sell. I did not fancy the idea of retirement so started looking round for a different opportunity. A Friend had a franchise in the print sector, and I was impressed by the level of support that he received from his Franchisor. So, from there I researched franchising opportunities more widely.

I was immediately impressed with the professionalism of the marketing materials and the speed of response to my initial enquiry. The whole ‘van based’ concept was attractive to me in addition to the flexibility of the day-to-day management of the franchise. The impressive array of industry awards coupled with amazing levels of training and support offered by Agency Express made the decision to join and share their continued success an easy one.

Following a series of virtual meetings with the Agency Express team and local franchisees, Brian decided that the Agency Express franchise opportunity met all his requirements and made the decision to become a franchisee, purchasing the resale territory of Salisbury. After successfully completing a comprehensive 5-day online training course and socially distant manual training, Brian was guided through the handover of his new business.

Head Office induction and training was first class - very thorough and covered every aspect of the process and what is involved. I also spent a couple of days with an operator prior to the training programme which proved invaluable. Ongoing support from head office is outstanding with a great degree of flexibility allowing you as the franchisee to use the elements which suit your own specific business. Marketing support and materials are very professional and without doubt the best in the business - enabling the franchisee to make an instant impact and hit the ground running from day one. From designing a unique personalised launch campaign though to regular mail shots and social media campaigns everything you can think of is available to support your business. Nothing is too much trouble for the Head Office team. They offer an invaluable level of support as standard.

Brian’s hard work and determination swiftly paid off. Within the first 6 months and despite any obstacle that the pandemic presented, Brian continued to develop the territory, resulting in a second van and his first employee.

So far, the experience has been all that I hoped for. Every day is different and presents assorted opportunities. Most of the day-to-day challenges are covered off in the training so I haven’t experienced anything that I wasn’t prepared for. The biggest thrill is opening and nurturing new business. The buzz from this is difficult to beat. Within the first six months I developed enough additional business to take on a second van and driver and I plan to continue this growth pattern with a third van within 18 months. I wish I had discovered Agency Express ten years ago – the business model works!! It is totally flexible and easy to operate all you need to do is apply yourself work hard and success will follow.