Recognition Express Ltd

Established Member
– Joined 1997

Recognition Express is a Promotional Product Business. A long established (1979) award-winning and strictly business 2 business franchise which specialises in corporate branded merchandise.

Recognition Express supply branded business gifts, promotional products, personalised name badges and a full range of clothing to businesses, schools and organisations in the UK. The business can be run from home to save on initial costs though most franchisees do in fact operate out of a small business unit.

Winner of the BFA “Franchisor of the Year”

Recognition Express are proud full members of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and are also past winners of the prestigious bfa ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award. The British Franchise Association is the only voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise industry, with a standards based approach to membership.


Immediately after you join us, an extensive programme of hands-on training is put into motion, taking place both at headquarters and at your own home. The training is designed to get you up and running and profitable as quickly as possible. Initial training is thoroughly comprehensive so you feel totally confident right from the outset.

Our philosophy is quite simple; we want the best people to join us, so we supply a high value, all-inclusive package at a realistic price.

What will I do as a Franchisee

No two days are the same in the life of a Recognition Express business owner. Working in the exciting world of promotional merchandise, there is so much more to it than just selling pens! A Recognition Express owner is a consultant. Using knowledge and experience built up over 40 years in the promotional products B2B marketplace, franchisees are seen as an extension of customers’ marketing departments, working in partnership to deliver the right promotional products or branded clothing to meet campaign objectives. Customers come from all sectors of the community. Businesses, schools, charities ,sports clubs, medical facilities , hospitality and retail outlets all need branded merchandise and welcome the opportunity to hand over the hassle of sourcing items to their local Recognition Express franchisee. It’s all about building relationships, so a typical day will be spent speaking with or visiting customers, networking and following the excellent marketing plan provided to franchisees by the dedicated support team at The Bardon Group headquarters. For franchisees with manufacturing equipment, satisfying time is also spent personalising products from polo shirts to name badges, mugs and tote bags.
With access to the widest network of ethical promotional merchandise suppliers, franchisees will be researching the latest products available – always on the lookout for stand-out items that will make a customer’s campaign deliver great results. Environmentally friendly options are becoming increasingly popular, and Recognition Express franchisees are committed to offering a greener alternative wherever possible.

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Business Consultancy, Services & Support

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Start-up Franchise



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