An outstanding opportunity to build from a strong existing customer base and grow turnover, with strong profit margins
About the business
The current owner has been operating since 2015 and runs a one-van operation. A healthy turnover is being achieved on a 32-hour average working week.
The current owner is seeking a new challenge and is ready to transfer the business to an ambitious new owner, who will benefit from the business’s excellent stature with local estate agents as well as enormous growth potential.
The business offers outstanding growth potential thanks to its current structure: a healthy turnover is being achieved on a 32-hour working week and a new owner could quickly grow from a solid customer base, with untapped potential and strong marketing support available from Countrywide Signs head office.
The territory has the capacity to support a much higher turnover (based on the performance of our other franchisees in similar demographic areas). Proactive expansion has never been pursued, the current owner relying on word of mouth referrals, which provides vast opportunities for business development.
The territory is exclusive (no other Countrywide Signs franchisee can operate there) and covers urban areas including Hinckley, Market Bosworth and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, as well as surrounding areas.
The business should be run from the new owner’s home, minimising current operating costs and maximising profit margins.
In addition, there is huge potential for extra revenue streams to be added to existing operations: Countrywide Signs also offer commercial signs for local businesses, as well as sponsorship boards for events. These are proving lucrative for other franchisees who have diversified their income streams.
All the ingredients are in place to expand substantially through new services and by extending current services provided to more estate agents.
About Countrywide Signs
Countrywide Signs has been providing board erecting and maintenance services to estate agents since 1998 and has a nationwide network of franchisees. This is a multi-van management franchise with a business model that actively encourages franchise owners to work ‘on their business' rather than simply ‘in the business’.
The Countrywide Signs service is as simple as following the proven system to erect, maintain and take down estate agents' sign boards, with a bespoke online system that simplifies operations and minimises admin. We are the only company in the industry to have attained the ISO9001 quality standard.
As well as estate agency boards, franchise owners have the opportunity to carry out commercial signage work, including hoardings, car parks, sponsorship boards and much more!
A franchise fee of £21,500 is payable by the new owner, providing a full and comprehensive training package on all aspects of running the business, including all tools, the van, specialist financial support and systems training. There will also be a crossover period working with the current business owner to ensure a smooth handover process.
Support and Training:
Comprehensive support and training provided by the franchisor on all aspects of the business, from finance to technical and tech systems.
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