Countrywide Signs offer franchise opportunities for those who wish to start a business putting up and managing estate agency signs.
Countrywide Signs is relatively recent company and was born from the remains of Agency Signs, a previous company who operated the same kind of business. Countrywide Signs was founded by three of Agency Signs top franchisees after taking control of what was left of Agency Signs. This means that Countrywide Signs is well positioned to provide a great franchise service, especially as the company is ran by former franchisees. This is reflected in the fact that Countrywide Signs were a finalist tor HSBC Franchisor of the Year in 2012.
A Little Background
Countrywide Signs are keen to bring in franchisees that are self-motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated. You should also have good people and organisational skills as well disciplined enough to follow a system. Because of the nature of Countrywide Signs, a driver’s license is also a must in order to operate your business. Countrywide Signs is also the only sign erector in the UK to be registered as an ISO 9001 firm which means that the company meet the criteria to be considered as a quality management system.
The ultimate goal of Countrywide Signs is to grow your business from a one van business to multiple cans operating simultaneously. Countrywide Signs also provide full training through one of their team members with sales, marketing and operational support in place for the first 18 months.
It is recommended that in order to start your Countrywide Signs business you will need to invest over £30,000 over the first year. Fortunately Countrywide Signs business model is approved by major banks so you can turn to them for as much as 70% of the cost. Further to this Countrywide Signs include the services of Chris Roberts of Franchise Finance.
Countrywide Signs claim that after 12 months you will average £3,000 per van with large franchisees who operate with multiple vans pulling in turnovers of £400,000-£500,000. Using a target of erecting 17-20 signs per day will provide an achievable turnover of £5,000+ per van.
Countrywide Signs is a very plausible business set up for anybody who wants a reasonably low investment franchise. The fact that the company is operated by ex-franchisees is reassuring and the credentials of the company seem solid. The business has almost limitless potential depending on your region and based off the testimonials of franchisees, this is viable.