Get your business off to a flying start
We have exciting and profitable opportunities for new franchisees. You have the option to:
- Start a new business in a currently vacant territory and build from the ground up
- Buy a resale franchise with a solid customer base
- Take over parts of territories from existing franchise owners with customers already in them
Almost all of these opportunities come with customers from day one thanks to the strength of our national accounts with major brands.
Our national accounts work – jobs passed to franchise owners by us at no cost to them – grew by over 85% in the 12 months to June 2017. Demand for our services is at an all-time high, which is great for anyone looking for a fantastic business opportunity!
Even in brand new territories, we are likely to already be carrying out work for our clients through contractors. These jobs, with recurring income, are transferred to the new franchise owner when they launch, giving them immediate income.
How national accounts work
Each Countrywide Signs franchisee works with the local agent in their area while we manage the central relationship with the brand’s head office – including some of the UK’s largest online agents, hybrid agents and of course numeroues nationwide and large regional high street agencies.
That means regular work and less administration for you. It’s just one of the ways we support our franchise owners to succeed.
Thanks to the growth of the brands we work with, our national account work is forecast to continue growing at an incredible rate. There’s never been a better time to start a Countrywide Signs franchise!
Approximately 30% of all purchasers of franchises in the UK do so through buying an existing business; a franchise resale*.
Countrywide Signs franchise owners sell their businesses for a number of reasons including; retirement, pursuing other investment opportunities, changes in personal circumstances and sometimes as part of their whole business/life plan. We have seen a number of territories passed between generations in the same family!
For people looking to invest in starting their own Countrywide Signs franchise purchasing an existing established business has a number of benefits over starting from scratch, including:
- Existing cash flow
- Local brand presence
- Established customer base
- Team of trained operational staff
- Equipment, vans and stock
With all these added benefits, resale franchises usually require higher investment than a greenfield (new) territory.
You will also enjoy the benefits of a handover period from the outgoing franchisee in addition to the franchise package supplied and this will include all the tools, equipment, training and everything a new franchisee will need to start and run the business.
“I can see the potential for this business, and as I get more into it I know how I want to take it forward. That’s the real difference between working for someone else and working for yourself. I can set the targets for my own business and that impacts on my own success. I am accountable to myself and I love it. As I look forward now, I know I am in control of my own future and the better I do the more I benefit. Who wouldn’t want that?”
Paul Green, Cannock Franchise Owner, who purchased a resale territory