Agency Express

Company Overview

Agency Express provides specialist board maintenance services to over 51% of all UK estate agencies via a nationwide network of over 115 franchise operators. Each operator erects, maintains and removes hundreds of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards each working week.

The Agency Express franchise is a van-based, owner-operated opportunity that benefits from both low start-up costs and ongoing low overheads, yet provides the opportunity of expanding the business into a multi-van management franchise as the business grows.

Franchise Overview

Agency Express was formed in 1998 specifically as a franchise operation to provide a daily nationwide service to both corporate and independent estate and lettings agencies. The head office and support team is based in Norwich and Norwich/Norfolk is a company-owned territory, for the last 20 years, and acts as the training territory for new franchisees.

Agency Express have limited greenfield territories, although some re-sale opportunities of existing territories are becoming available.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £24,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £7,500
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B


Our eight-day training programme covers all aspects of the business, from servicing boards to marketing and business administration. Each franchisee attends two days at head office to cover the theory needed to operate a successful franchise, followed by three days practical training in the established company-owned territory, providing the opportunity to work under supervision. The course completes with three days of marketing training and a business launch within the franchisee’s territory.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A franchisee’s time is predominantly spent erecting and maintaining estate agents’ daily board requests, provided via our unique online board ordering and management system, SignMaster3. SignMaster3 reduces daily admin and planning to a minimum, and produces daily route plans and loading lists, and business management tools. All invoicing and payment is conducted by the company on the franchisee’s behalf, allowing the franchisee more time to operate and grow the business.

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