X-Press Legal Services
About X-Press Legal Services
X-Press Legal Services is a specialist franchise that provides solicitors and other conveyancing professionals with property searches and reports which are an essential part of the property-buying process in the UK. It is a family firm employing five members of the Lister family in key roles, headed by managing director Lynne Lister, previously editor of a UK franchise magazine for ten years, and husband Dave, from a financial services background. The franchise was launched in 2005 and has a nationwide network.
We launched in 2005 and have a network of 26 franchisees throughout England and Wales. The business can be run from home, for minimal overheads. In time franchisees may need to employ staff and an office base may be preferable.
Franchisees are from all walks of life and many different former careers. No previous experience is necessary; comprehensive training covers everything, with an exceptional support package.
To date the majority of the initial franchisees have re-signed for a further term, with four resales.
- Network Size: 26-50 units
- Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
- Typical Start-up Cost: £29,750
- Minimum Personal Investment: £15,000
- Franchise Location: Home-based
- Market: B2B
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Three-week training course at the company’s Warrington head office. The course includes both classroom and in the field training and continues throughout the life of the franchise with refresher and continual development training and support.
Daily Life of a Franchisee
An X-Press Legal franchisee’s day is varied; liaising with solicitor clients, visiting local councils, compiling reports whilst paying close attention to detail and accuracy within a given timeframe. Franchisees will also operate an effective marketing strategy which will include telephone calls, meetings and professional seminars.
X-Press Legal Services Case studies
Liz & James Ferguson
In 2016, Liz and James Ferguson scooped the top accolade of Franchisees of the Year in X-Press Legal Services’ annual awards; they've been nominated several times in various categories thanks to their success.
Linda, X-Press Legal Services franchisee for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, is celebrating her 2015 success of achieving the highest increased turnover in the franchise’s prestigious X-Cellence Club.
Helena & Neil Bedford
This husband-and-wife team have been recognised in the X-Press awards each of the four years that they've been running their business!
Still only 24 years old, Tom became a franchisee in spring 2014 and has won a social media award for his business growth strategies. He says his classics degree has been surprisingly useful in unexpected ways.
Ruseel is an award-winning, north-west-based franchisee with 15 councils covering Stoke-on-Trent to Burnley, who has been able to balance his family and work life on his terms thanks to his business.
Penny had been looking for a “little” job to fit around her family when she discovered franchising ; today she is the top performing franchisee in the X-Press Legal Services network with over £1m turnover!
“The impact of social media on my business has been phenomenal and greatly increased awareness of X-Press locally. Using social media alongside conventional marketing methods has made a huge difference to us.”
Just two years after starting her franchise, Jo received X-Press Legal Services’ Business Development Award in recognition of the fast and dynamic growth of her business.
"I wanted a change and felt ready for a new challenge. I knew that franchising was a way of having your own business but without being entirely alone."