The team at the Signarama Business Support Centre get it. They understand that it is tough to start a new business in this economic climate. They recognise the challenges of investing upfront in a new venture. They acknowledge the difficulty business owners may have in starting up.

In direct response to these challenges, the Signarama team in the UK have remodelled their franchise to enable smart and savvy business people to get all the benefits of the brand, the network, the product range, and the business model – without having to invest heavily in production facilities. In total, this model halves the cost of starting a Signarama while retaining the same revenue potential.

Later this year, the first Signarama will open based entirely on this new, lighter, operating model. Keddy Banda, currently in charge of Signarama Preston, is expanding his reach into Salford with this new, exciting approach. Meet Keddy and talk to him some more about his choices at the ‘ask the franchisees’ Q & A session at 1.00pm on Saturday 17 June at the British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester. To book a free ticket visit https://registration.n200.com/survey/1xvxckwskxdxa.

Signarama is the largest sign consultancy in the world with 900 centres in over 50 countries and can be found on stand P210 at the exhibition which is opens at 10.00am on Friday 16 June at EventCity in Manchester. The Signarama brand is well established in the UK and enjoys an excellent reputation for delivering a quality product and outstanding customer service with 70% of the centres’ turnover coming from repeat business.

Whether you are looking to enter the dynamic and impactful sign industry, or already running a sign making business and are looking to futureproof your business, there has never been a better time to join Signarama. The sign market continues to flourish in the UK with over 50% of customers saying they are attracted to a business initially because of its on-site signage.

Experience in the sign industry is not required; Signarama is a management franchise. The franchisee role is to develop and grow the business, recruiting experienced staff to deliver the highest standards of essential visual communications to the local business community.

Signarama UK has a unique flexible offering. The UK master licence was acquired in 2015 by new owners who bring a renewed focus, expertise and vibrancy to the brand. Franchisees have the choice between the full production based option or the brand new Light concept.

At half the cost of the full franchise, Signarama Light provides an entry level route for those wishing to dip a toe into the lucrative signage market or existing sign companies looking to harness the strength of the world-leading brand and associated buying power.

Managing director Aliyyah-Begum Nasser and her co-director and father Salim Giga bring a combined 35 years’ experience in the print and imaging industry with particular expertise in change management.

Aliyyah-Begum Nasser is looking for the right people to become Signarama Centre owners.

She explained: “Building a strong network of top quality Signarama Centres that will become an integral part of their local business community is far more important to us than just selling territories.  We want to develop and cultivate a network in a relationship that is nurturing and supportive with decisions based on mutual interest.

“We’re looking for people who have a passion to provide the highest quality service and are focussed on building long term B2B relationships by working the Signarama proven business model.  As an ethical franchisor, we will be encouraging prospective owners to take all the time they need to research the Signarama opportunity – in fact we have even produced a tick sheet for them to follow to make sure every aspect is explored thoroughly.”

Signarama has devised a simple recruitment process to help guide prospects through each stage of the buying process which includes attending a discovery day and spending time with an existing Signarama centre owner.

From the moment a new owner joins the network the Signarama UK based business support team will be there every step of the way. From helping to prepare a business plan, raising the finance, finding the ideal premises to setting up and running the centre there will be a Signarama expert to assist.

To find out more about becoming a Signarama centre owner visit stand P210 at the British Franchise Exhibition Manchester contact business support team member Annetta.Doyle@sarfranchising.com.