Take a stroll down any residential area today and there is a very good chance that you will see the work of a Countrywide Signs franchise owner. The UK’s best known estate and letting agents board contractor is responsible for the erection, servicing, and maintenance of ever-present ‘For Sale’, ‘Sold’, and ‘To Let’ signs across the country.

Countrywide Signs has been providing this service to agents since 1998 and has a network of franchisees nationwide. Countrywide Signs is a multi-van management franchise. This franchise is rare in that the business model actively encourages franchise owners into a situation where they 'work on their business' rather than being stuck 'working in the business.

The Countrywide Signs service is as simple as following the proven system to erect, maintain and take down estate agent's sign boards.

Countrywide Signs is the market leader as the only company in the industry to have attained the ISO9001 quality standard.

Your Market
Countrywide Signs can help you start and grow a proven and genuinely profitable business in your local area.
Online Management
Countrywide Signs is a technology-based company and we pride ourselves on providing online tools that make life easier.
Why Countrywide Signs?
We are the only company to operate to ISO 9001 quality standards and have the most advanced Online Signs Board Management System.

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Who We Are

Management Team

Countrywide Signs is a unique business in that the management team is made up of the company's most successful franchisees.

Yes, you read that correctly! The entire management team is made up of the top performing franchisees, each having built up their own highly successful local Countrywide Signs office.

Why Choose Us

A Countrywide Signs franchise offers you the opportunity to own your own business, with the security of following our successful and proven business model. In many ways, a Countrywide Signs franchise is the perfect multi van management business model.

Your business will provide the vital role of erecting, changing and retrieving Estate Agent Sign Boards in your local territory. The scope of this business is huge; you only have to look around to see the number of estate agency signs, they are everywhere!  Read More

The Countrywide Signs business model has two aims; to generate cash flow to support your immediate lifestyle, and grow as an asset to provide you with a long-term return on your investment.

Unlike most franchises the Countrywide Signs model focuses on taking you to a point where you can 'work on', rather than 'in' your business. Read More

The monthly earnings at the end of 12 months average £3,000 per month per van. At this point you will be most likely operating your own van and looking to grow by taking on more vans and a team in year two/three.
As you expand your company the financial rewards are even better. We currently have a number of franchisees who operate 3 - 7 vans and enjoy turnovers of between £400,000 - £500,000 per annum. (Based on existing Franchise Owner sales). Read More

To setup your Countrywide Signs business fully you will need to invest over £30,000 in Year 1. The business model is approved by the major banks so you could borrow up to 70% of the total required, subject to status. As part of the initial deposit we include the services of Chris Roberts of Franchise Finance who is highly respected within the industry and can help you with your financing requirements. Read More

Countrywide Signs is a technology based company and we pride ourselves on providing online tools that make life easier for managing a network of estate agency offices. By adding value to the relationship between you and your agents we continually help you to grow your business.


The industry's most advanced online Sign Board Management System.

Our online system provides a single point for agents to manage their sign boards and for you to manage your work... Read More


21st Aug 2018 - Awards and accreditations highlight quality

It can seem like there are awards for all kinds of things these days, so at Countrywide Signs we focus on the biggest and best in our business – and we think the results speak for themselves.

7th Aug 2018 - Former franchisee to lead new franchisee training

Who better to help franchisees get off to the best possible start than someone who has been there themselves? We're delighted to welcome Sue Jamil to the team.

31st May 2018 - Career experience highlights franchise power

Husband-and-wife team Martin and Jo Pitts have become the latest franchisees to join our thriving network – thanks to Martin experiencing the power of franchising first-hand in his automotive career

11th Jan 2018 - New national franchise manager appointed

Justin Pearce brings multi-award-winning experience to new role at the head of the Countrywide Signs network, with a strong focus on franchisee support and growth of individual businesses

30th Nov 2017 - Welcome to our latest franchisees!

We're proud to have launched two new franchisees in recent weeks, one a new-start and the other taking on a resale business

25th Sep 2017 - A warm welcome to 3 new franchise owners

A trio of newcomers have joined the Countrywide Signs network after an exceptional summer of growth for the brand

11th Aug 2017 - Collaboration brings big benefits

When a competitor collapsed overnight, quick thinking from three Countrywide Signs franchisees saved the day and created a big business boost...

11th Aug 2017 - Sponsorship boards help drive record months

Countrywide Signs breaks its network monthly turnover record in May - and then again in June!

4th Jul 2017 - Lifecycle of a Countrywide Signs franchisee

Sue Jamil discusses her journey as a Countrywide Signs franchisee, from beginning to upcoming resale!

4th Jul 2017 - Green light for new recycling partnership

A new deal has been confirmed which will ensure environmental responsibilities keep pace with record demand at the UK's leading board management company.


  • “My business is on track to generate well in excess of £750,000 this year, with the high profit margins I was looking for as well as being flexible. This is the perfect franchise for those who are hard working and want a business that is reliable and easy to run.”

    Anthony Williams

    Franchise Owner
  • “We attended our first regional meeting recently and found meeting the other local franchise owners really interesting. There is a very supportive culture and people have been happy to share experiences and business systems they find useful. It was also exciting to hear about new technology developments which will be available to use soon.”

    Brian & Teresa Meakins

  • “Investing in Countrywide Signs was a lot less daunting than the prospect of setting up my own business, I felt that I had support every step of the way and a guaranteed territory which I could use to my advantage. What really appealed to me about Countrywide Signs was that they were a van based company and the fact that I could take control of my workload. This opportunity has given me the independence and the courage to go further and progress professionally that the retail career couldn’t.”

    William Allan

  • “ Customers can be pretty unforgiving – you need to bring you’re ‘A’ game right from the start. But if you’re not afraid of hard work, you won’t regret making the leap. I know I don’t” “The support and training has been second to none. I recently took part in a webinar which provided some useful tips and ideas that I’ll be implementing from the off. But really it’s the whole package that attracted me – the people and their approach. They’re not afraid to keep things simple. And after 25 years of working with one of the biggest organisations in the world, believe me, that’s been incredibly refreshing. I’m excited for about the future.”

    Carl Parsons


Franchise Owner Videos

Martin originally started with Countrywide Signs operating the Newmarket territory. He has since progressed through operating a multi-van operation to being one of the Countrywide Signs Director.
“The physical side of erecting boards didn’t really appeal. I am good at building relationships with the local Estate Agents and making sure our service is ahead of their expectations"
Carl Parsons Countrywide Signs Franchise Owner for the Corby Territory speaks about his decision to invest in a Countrywide Signs franchise.

About Us

Countrywide Signs is a multi-van management franchise. This franchise model actively encourages franchise owners to work on their business' rather than being stuck 'working in the business.' We want you to grow your business!

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