Signs Express franchise

Min investment


Signs Express franchise

Signs Express is firmly established as the largest and leading signs franchise in the UK and Ireland – come and join an award-winning team.

Established for almost 30 years, with over 65 centres throughout the UK and Ireland Signs Express is one of the most successful business models in the B2B arena and has the experience to help you become your own boss as a franchisee

Minimum investment

Funding support

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:
    1500 - 2800 sq ft

About Signs Express

Proven route to running your own £500K+ business

Multi-award-winning management business opportunity: lead your team to create commercial signage of all shapes and sizes, from social distancing signs to the latest digital outdoor advertising. Every single local business is a potential customer.

SX delivers the stable income I need for the lifestyle I want

 “It was a massive decision to choose this and I’m so glad… the support I’ve received, it’s been absolutely phenomenal. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Craig Tiley, Stoke


I am never bored, every day and every project are different

 “No two days are ever the same and along with my team, I look forward to producing even more innovative solutions to businesses in and around Bristol.”

Ben Walker, Bristol


It’s so rewarding seeing the end result of my team’s work

 “Delivering a visual impact to clients like Team Sky and giving them the ‘wow’ factor is a great feeling – and you always get to see the end product.”

Lee Eaton, Manchester


A HUGE marketplace

Almost every business and organisation requires branded signage in some form – the market is huge and clients often return with regular work year after year.

This is an exciting business opportunity for people with an eye for design who love the reward of taking a client’s brief and leading their team to deliver on each project. Over the last 30+ years Signs Express franchisees have done it all…

  • Digital signage
  • Vehicle graphics
  • Décor design
  • Building signage
  • Health & safety
  • Outdoor signs

YOUR role as Business Owner

The most successful franchisees are great communicators, creative and passionate about design, and enjoy the reward of transforming the appearance of businesses and organisations in their local area. The process starts with a consultation to get a clear brief to bring back for your team to design a solution, then create the signage and organise delivery and installation to the client.

The important NUMBERS

Signs Express is a consultative and creative project management-style business model with proven, solid financials. Whether you are starting in a new territory or buying an established business as a resale, our managing director Jonathan will make sure you have a structured business plan to follow.

The returns on your broad 4-step journey can be very impressive:

  1. Invest £65K of your own capital, with up to 70% funding available, subject to status
  2. Start your business with 3-4 employees, grow to a team of 7-8 by year 4-5
  3. Follow the model to grow £500K annual sales in 4-5 years, earnings circa £100K
  4. Sell your business or specialise and build to £1M-£2M+ turnover

Once established, grow to the next level and enjoy pride and profitability

“Moving to a bigger unit because our business was flourishing was a real sense of achievement. We pride ourselves on going above & beyond customers’ expectations.”

Sharon Perkins, Swansea


It’s so powerful having a network of like-minded business owners

“You feel reassured that there are the processes and support to help you every step of the way. It’s like having an experienced member of staff in all areas of the business.”

Ken Venables, Norwich


There is a supportive culture from head office and so much help available

“There’s always a shoulder to lean on when you need help. SX has changed an awful lot over the last 30 years since I was the first franchisee, and all for the better.”

Nick Dawes, Ipswich



There are so many benefits to running your business as part of a franchise network. You have a proven business model, benefit from national accounts work, training and guidance both at setup and ongoing as well as the sharing of best practice and the help of the network.

“Imagine running your own business following a proven model with over 60 other like-minded owners on the same journey around the country…. Imagine having a team of experts in every element of business supporting you, your team and your business, a passionate team of 20+ people who are motivated for you to make more money because their rewards are directly linked to your success. Imagine the energy and momentum driving you to succeed… that’s the reality.”

Aaron Davis

Network Development Director

Your business support is tailored to your needs and adapts as your business grows. Our UK-based team of experts have been supporting franchisees for over 30 years. You will benefit from:

  • Three-week initial training course
  • Business plan development and premises setup help
  • Staff recruitment and marketing launch plan
  • Regular regional and annual network wide group meetings
  • Financial reviews to keep you on track with your business plan
  • National accounts work and group purchasing power


Follow the proven business model and be open to the guidance from your business support team and there is no reason why you can’t build your own Signs Express business.

Get in touch if you:

  • Have a desire to run your own creative business
  • Enjoy the variation and reward of project work
  • Want to follow the proven business model
  • Have £65K of capital available to invest 

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