Recognition Express franchise

Min investment


Recognition Express franchise

Unique Solution in Promoting Your Image

Recognition Express is the UKs leading supplier and manufacturer of corporate recognition and personalised products for businesses. The franchise has eight defined income streams ranging from personalised name badges and promotional products to branded clothing and business gifts.

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment
35,000 +VAT

Franchise fees
35,000 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
    Varies according to turnover
  • Royalty fee:
    10% of turnover
  • Average floor space:

About Recognition Express

Recognition Express is one of the leading B2B franchises, at the cutting edge of a £3 billion sector providing businesses personalised materials. We help companies achieve the recognition factor by offering products that carry a brands message and image to a wide audience, with research showing that 94% of those who come into contact with branded merchandise remember the company for over six months.

Franchisees will have access to several core income streams by providing promotional branded items, personalised clothing/uniforms, banners and displays, signage, trophies and awards, and badges for companies ranging from charities and small local organisations to huge multinational corporations. As part of a large, well-established network, youll benefit from our strong buying power, enabling you to price products competitively, access sustainable materials and still make healthy profits.

Training and support provided

Our comprehensive training package will get you off to a great start, even if youve never held a business management position. Youll learn about everything from marketing, sales, finance and business planning to production, products and pricing.
Youll also receive an extensive package to help you get your business started including:

  • Printers, plotters, heat presses and other essential equipment.
  • A marketing launch programme (followed up by centralised marketing support).
  • Bespoke REACT marketing system including materials and product catalogues.
  • Your own dedicated website.
  • Contact management and appointment generating systems so you can stay organised.
  • Sage accounting software.

The ideal Recognition Express franchisee

To become a Recognition Express franchisee, no previous experience is necessary. Were simply seeking customer-driven franchisees who are great communicators and feel motivated to achieve fantastic things. We set high standards for our franchisees and were looking for those who have the energy and enthusiasm to meet and exceed customer demands by following our proven business model. And, in return, we know you expect excellence too, which youll find in the extensive training, guidance and tools as well as the products we supply to you.

Your investment of £35,000 plus VAT will give you a license to trade and a comprehensive launch package, including in-depth training and on-going support. Once youre up and running, youll have the freedom to run your Recognition Express franchise as you see fit, either from the comfort of your home or getting stuck in on-site, but well always be on hand to offer advice and support on anything from finances to additional training. Youll also have the opportunity to attend network meetings to swap tips with other franchisees, as well as receiving regular one-to-one business reviews.

Recognition Express's history

Established in 1979, Recognition Express has almost 40 years experience in producing high-quality B2B personalised and promotional products. Weve earned our place as the most successful franchise network in the industry, capitalising on more than £3 billion of business waiting to be snapped up by our eager franchisees. Were also a previous winner of the prestigious BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year award and have dedicated franchisees whove been running their businesses for over 25 years. Now, as part of the successful Bardon Group, weve cemented our position as a well-established and profitable brand.