Fastsigns International

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Visual Communications & Signage
Contact:
John Davies QFP
Email:
john.davies@fastsigns.com
Website:
Fastsigns International  
Tel:
01785 253140
Location:
Neptune House, Nelson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford, ST18 0WQ, UK

About Fastsigns International

Who are FASTSIGNS?

We believe our tag line says it all, we are ‘more than fast and more than signs’, we specialise in signage, graphics and visual communications solutions, and are at the forefront of the signage sector for technological advancement, high quality products, ideas and customer service.

Since 1985, FASTSIGNS has emerged as a forerunner in the signage industry with a rapidly growing network of over 660+ locations operating in 9 countries worldwide, with 22 centres located in the UK.

As a business FASTSIGNS has embraced technology and how it can enhance the signage industry for the better; including web integration, digital signage and mobile optimised websites. When the next big change in technology happens, we’ll be one step ahead, developing ways for it to work in our franchises.

We are More Than!

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Franchise Opportunities

Owning a FASTSIGNS centre provides a unique balance between creativity, specialist knowledge and customer service. With no two days being the same, you’ll be designing and producing signage, graphics and visual communication solutions to businesses and institutions from within our 5 key market sectors, including Manufacturing, Retail, Sports and Leisure, Education and Healthcare all with diverse signage needs. 

A FASTSIGNS centre offers business in its local area more than just signage; our service provides full comprehensive marketing solutions to our customers, as we work with them collaboratively to find the best visual communication tools to help them with their advertising and promotional challenge.

Our business model is perfectly optimised for small to medium business and can allow franchisees to live the life they always wanted to with three ways to join our network.

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Production

New Centre

You don’t need any prior experience as a sign maker to join the FASTSIGNS Network, you are supported by a dedicated team with over 32 years’ experience in the signage and franchising sectors, with 4 weeks of comprehensive, on the job training, you’ll be fully equipped to hit the ground running when you open your centre.

Conversion

If you already own a sign business and are looking for ways to grow your business you can convert your existing business to a FASTSIGNS centre. You will benefit from a network of 660 like-minded business people, take advantage of established supplier relationships and let FASTSIGNS brand equity pull new customers into your business.

Co-brands

You may own a business that is complimentary to a FASTSIGNS centre, possibly a small format printers, photography or graphic design business, you could take the opportunity to bolt a FASTSIGNS on to your existing concern and open up new revenue streams for your business.

Depending on the route you decide to take to opening a FASTSIGNS centre, set up costs can vary. Full details on cost will be discussed in depth at your one to one discovery day with our managing director, John Davies.

To open a new centre there is typically a personal investment of £17,500 plus start-up costs and working capital that will need to be factored in to the cost of opening. 

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Support

By joining the FASTSIGNS network you’ll be minimising the risk of setting up a business through a reputable franchise with a business model proven over 660 times to date!

We’ll provide you with assistance obtaining finance for your franchise through our excellent relationships will all major UK banks, which is usually available for up to 70% of the total investment.

We provide a brand name that will deliver a competitive advantage and commit to research and development projects to ensure your business remains cutting edge.

Upon joining we’ll continue to support you with: 

  • Generous, protected territories and assistance selecting a site
  • Industry leading training
  • Pre-opening marketing campaigns
  • Grand opening support and guidance
  • Dedicated Business Consultants
  • Franchisee Mentoring Programme
  • 24-hour web-based learning management
  • Outside sales support
  • Reduced rates on royalty payments for the first 12 month
  • And much more!

Opening a FASTSIGNS centre will allow you to enjoy owning a profitable business with attractive margins, due to low staffing and inventory requirements, as well as buying power with recommended key suppliers. You will also be working business to business hours and providing a high quality service to a professional business clientele.

Minimum working capital: £25,000

Minimum net worth: £150,000

Total typical investment: £81,798 (plus working capital)

Franchise fee: £17,500 

Fastsigns International Case studies

  • Richard Wedgwood

    Fastsigns International: Richard Wedgwood

    Richard, 41, set up FASTSIGNS® Manchester in July 2010 after a career in the ceramics industry spanning 20 years and involving lots of international travel. The recession led to inevitable cost-cutting in the industry and when Richard found himself moved to a new role that wasn’t working for him, he decided to seek a redundancy package.

  • Trevor and Mark Davies

    Fastsigns International: Trevor and Mark Davies

    A father and son with unique backgrounds in motor racing and small business management. Trevor Davies, who previously owned a food industry company, and his son, Mark, a racing driver for Renault Sport U.K., opened a new FASTSIGNS® centre in Huddersfield in spring 2005.

  • Charan Anand

    Fastsigns International: Charan Anand

    Despite being new to the industry, Charan Anand has doubled the Annual Revenue of his FASTSIGNS franchise in the last 4 years with the ongoing support of his franchisor.

 
 
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    The Alternative Board - Franchisee case study

    This franchisee has 20 years business experience in various industry sectors. He has previously worked at director level for two of the UK's largest FMCG Plcs.

    Read the full case study
 
 
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