Establishing and then growing your own business is never easy. Most small businesses reach a certain size and then stop, but with the help and support on offer from market-leading brand Signarama, the first steps towards taking your sign centre to the next level could be just a phone call away.

Signarama has a unique offering in the UK following the acquisition of the UK master licence by new owners Aliyyah-Begum Nasser and Salim Giga.  The family duo brings considerable expertise in change management and the print and imaging industries enabling Signarama centre owners to access top level consultancy and mentoring services normally out of financial reach.

Explained Signarama UK director Aliyyah-Begum Nasser: “Signarama is the first sign franchise company to offer real added value to sign centre owners considering joining our network or people employed in the sign industry wanting to set up their own business.

“It’s natural for existing sign centre owners to say – ‘why should I want to pay to co-brand – I already know how to run a sign centre?’ but when it comes to partnering with Signarama there’s a lot more on offer than just our world-leading brand name and economies of scale. Our knowledge and expertise is entirely relevant to the signage industry – we are not generalists.

“My experience as a change management consultant with top firms enables me to help businesses turnaround and expand, whilst my father Salim has over 35 years in print and imaging making him very well qualified to advise on emerging industry trends and technological developments.”

For people currently working as employees within the sign industry Signarama offers the opportunity to own and run their own business in a familiar field using a proven business model backed up with support and mentoring from the Signarama business support team. Research shows that 70% of Signarama business is repeat business with customers buying two or more products.

Said Aliyyah: “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 a Signarama expert is there to assist.”