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C. McFarquhar (Apr 2017)
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Asking price: £9,000 Annual Turnover: £16,000
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Business Description
An outstanding opportunity to build from an existing customer base, currently only serviced on a part-time basis, and grow potential turnover to approximately £250,000 with strong profit margins

About the business
Countrywide Signs has been servicing agents in and around Northampton for over 15 years.

The current owner is downsizing his existing (very large) territory 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 within the franchise territory.

The business offers outstanding growth potential thanks to its current structure: a healthy turnover is being achieved on a part-time working basis and a new owner could quickly grow from a solid customer base.

The territory has the capacity to support a four-van operation (based on similar demographics in other Countrywide Signs franchise territories), and a turnover of more than £250,000 with profit margins around 50% (figures proved through the performance of our other franchisees).

The territory is exclusive (no other Countrywide Signs franchisee can operate there) and covers major urban areas including Northampton, Kettering and Corby (see attached map). Expansion outside these three towns has not been pursued, providing vast opportunities for business development.

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!

This business comes with a full and comprehensive training package to make running the business easy for the new owner, including all tools, the van, specialist financial support and systems training. There will also be a month’s crossover period working with the current business owner to ensure a smooth handover process.
Support & Training:
Comprehensive support and training provided by the franchisor on all aspects of the business, from finance to technical and tech systems.

Is this business relocatable: Yes

Is this business home based: Yes


Listed by: Countrywide Signs
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