From redundancy to franchise success
Facing redundancy is a daunting prospect and during the tough economic down turn redundancy has been has a reality close to home for many people. But all is not all doom and gloom. At Agency Express our franchisees have found that as one chapter closes a one new begins; they have turned a negative experience in to a positive one, and invested in their future. Due to redundancy, what was once an ambitious endeavour for many potential franchisees has now become a secure and tangible opportunity! Investing redundancy funds in to a franchise business has for many felt the most secure and financially viable option.
“When faced with redundancy for the third time in one year and facing an insecure future I felt it was time to take control of my own destiny” Martin Shuker, Agency Express Franchisee (Lancaster)
Agency Express provides nationwide professional board services to both corporate and independent estate agencies. Founded in 1998 by former estate agents and with a senior management team with over 40 year’s industry knowledge and experience and have fine-tuned the business model in which we offer potential franchisees.
The Agency Express franchise package and proven business formulas have been successfully guiding its franchisees since the company’s inception. With low cost, low overhead, van based franchise opportunities, extensive training programmes and exclusive territories the franchisees are supported every step of the way maximising their potential for success.
“A big factor was the relatively low start-up cost of the franchise. However, the clincher for me was the people when I visited head office in Norwich. I felt a connection, everyone was very friendly and helpful but also professional. I thought to myself ‘I could work with these people” Kevin Keeler, Agency Express Franchisee for Cheltenham and Gloucester
To further complement their hands on approach and the all-inclusive package is the unique Agency Express online board management system, SignMaster. The comprehensive system supports all aspects of the franchisee’s daily work activities. The system delivers a simple, clear and consistent working structure to the franchisees enabling them to provide reliable services in which estate agencies can call upon.
With over 34% of all UK boards now erected by Agency Express franchisees and with that figure continually growing, Agency Express take pride in stating that all their franchisees benefit from daily repeat business.
During our 15 years of trading, the company and franchises’ have grown from strength to strength and with no signs of business slowing down in the future.
“Our aim has always been to build a simple and effective business, which is accessible to people from all walks of life. Agency Express provides a model which is easy to follow, offering tangible results and a stable, profitable business for those who are successful in their application. The key to our success is keeping things simple; offering a class leading service coupled with state of the art systems has enabled us to hold a commanding share of the market, with all signs pointing to continued success for the future”. Stephen Watson, Agency Express Managing Director
We belief that redundancy does not need to be perceived as a negative setback but an opportunity to refocus and reassess your goals – an opportunity to take control of your future, building your very own successful business.
Agency Express now has an extensive network of over 100 successful franchisees and growing, but our recruitment door is always open to new potential Agency Express franchise operators.