Countrywide Signs Limited

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Estate Agencies/Property Management
Contact:
Mr Martin Attwood QFP
Email:
martin.attwood@countrywidesigns.com
Website:
Countrywide Signs Limited  
Tel:
03 300 100 100
Location:
15 Kings Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket Suffolk , CB8 7SG, UK

About Countrywide Signs Limited

Countrywide Signs

Company Overview

Walk around your local town or village and there’s a good chance that you will see the work of a Countrywide Signs franchisee. We are the UK’s only ISO9001-accredited estate and letting agents board contractor, responsible for the erection and maintenance of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ signs across the country.

Countrywide Signs has been providing this service to agents since 1998 and has a network of over 60 franchisees nationwide.

We also provide commercial signs of all kinds to businesses, giving franchisees extra revenue streams.

Franchise Overview

We offer a highly flexible opportunity, with different territory sizes according to your ambition: you can invest in one van and scale up as your confidence grows, or hit the ground running with a larger operation by employing staff and running two or four vans from day one.

Our top franchisee is on course to break £1m turnover soon and with great turnover per van and strong profit margins, alongside exceptional technology that provides great customer service and simple business administration for you, the potential is substantial.

Countrywide Signs

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £21,500 (depending on territory size)
  • Minimum Personal Investment: 30% of your total investment
  • Franchise Location: Home and van
  • Market: B2B

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).

Training

Our comprehensive training package and ongoing support means you’ll join the 96% of Countrywide Signs franchisees who make a success of their business.

The initial package includes mentoring and training directly with our top-performing franchisee. Designed to help people from all backgrounds and skill levels, you’ll receive practical training, an introduction to the signage business, and financial administration skills.

You’ll also get budgeting and cash-flow support, health and safety training, marketing guidance plus a full day on our accounting system.

Countrywide Signs

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Your daily operations depend on whether you opt to be an owner-operator or a multi-van franchisee.

In a single van business, you’ll be putting up signs yourself, but because our franchise is so flexible you can adapt it to your own circumstances – some franchisees like to leave and return early, others do the school run before they begin.

As a management franchisee, you’ll manage your team to deliver great service while you focus on business development, meeting new agents and winning new business. Flexibility is key – the choice is yours!

Countrywide Signs Limited Case studies

  • Gary Whydell

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Gary Whydell

    Gary Whydell was looking to improve his professional life and build a more prosperous future in business. After extensive research of franchise opportunities across various sectors, he chose Countrywide Signs.

  • Cass Clay

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Cass Clay

    After being in the catering industry for over 40 years, Cass had decided that he could no longer wanted to endure the unsociable hours, and a career change was in order to allow him to spend more time with his family.

  • James and Jane Bickerstaff

    Countrywide Signs Limited: James and Jane Bickerstaff

    Even though Countrywide Signs franchisees James and Jane Bickerstaff started their business eight years ago, they still find that every day is different and interesting.

  • Anthony Williams

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Anthony Williams

    Already experienced in running his own business Anthony Williams decided to become a Countrywide Signs franchisee as it provided the brand recognition he wanted.

  • Jim Stevenson

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Jim Stevenson

    When former Business Analyst Jim was made redundant he wanted a change from working in an office, to take control of his future and grow his own business.

  • Clinton Bondin

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Clinton Bondin

    Already a successful entrepreneur in his native Malta, when Clinton and his wife moved to the UK, finding the right opportunity with the right franchise was vital.

  • Mark Herlihy

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Mark Herlihy

    Mark Herlihy bought an existing franchise and has exceeded his expectations for growth. With the ongoing support and marketing guidance from Countrywide Signs, Mark is looking at moving his operation from home into business premises.

  • Dean Angel

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Dean Angel

    Dean wanted to run his own business and when he heard that the Countrywide Signs Dunstable franchisee was retiring, he jumped at the chance.

  • Paul Lawson

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Paul Lawson

    Having taken early retirement at 52, Paul offered to help a friend run his Countrywide Signs franchise for a short period of time. He discovered that this was an opportunity too good to miss.

  • Sue Jamil and Neil Sansom

    Countrywide Signs Limited: Sue Jamil and Neil Sansom

    Sue Jamil and her husband Neil Sansom first took on a Countrywide Signs franchise in 2010, later moving territories. In 2017 they made the decision to sell their business when a new opportunity in their former love of property development arose.

 
 
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