Signarama UK has launched its latest franchise opportunity – Signarama Light.

Signarama is the largest sign consultancy in the world with 900 centres in over 50 countries. The 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.

At less than half the cost of a full Signarama franchise, the Light option offers all of the benefits of the world leading Signarama brand without the outlay of production facilities. The value for money entry level opportunity allows owners to test out the market with the option to expand into the full production franchise as the business flourishes.

It is also a viable proposition for premises- based retailers who are looking for a new challenge or for complimentary businesses wishing to add a sign service to their offer.

Explained Aliyyah-Begum Nasser, director of Signarama UK: “The Signarama Light option is extremely popular elsewhere in Europe so it makes sense for us to launch the concept in the UK too.   Many of the people who started with the Light package have gone on to run a full franchise.

“The Light showroom is fully fitted out just like all of our other sign centres but without the production equipment. The footprint required is smaller and therefore has lower associated rental and business rates costs. Production is outsourced to another Signarama centre or top quality local supplier.

“The Light option is the ideal way for franchisees to dip a toe into the sign market and gives them the option to invest in a full Signarama production franchise as their business grows.

“Many existing independent high street retailers are looking for a new direction in the face of internet competition yet are ideally located to open a sign centre.  Signarama Light could  provide a new lease of life and exciting opportunity.

“The sign market is continually growing and the UK market is estimated to be worth over £1.1billion. We understand that production isn’t for everybody and the Light franchise package will appeal to those who want to grow a visual communications business without getting involved in hands-on production.

“Signarama Light owners will provide a full visual communications consultancy service all the way through to signing off proofs and customers can see samples of the entire product range in the showroom.”

Signarama’s proven business model delivers high profit growth potential backed up by exceptional ongoing business support.

Full training is given at Signarama headquarters in Florida and 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 Signarama Light contact Annetta.Doyle@sarfranchising.com.