The Signs could be great for Leeds’ upcoming retail explosion!


Feb 10, 2017

Signarama, the world’s largest sign making franchise, is preparing to take full advantage of the enormous potential it is predicting will come now that work has started on the high profile £150m shopping development planned for Leeds City Centre.

The sign and graphics sector is a global multi-billion pound industry as businesses and organisations need to find new ways to promote and differentiate themselves.  Signarama has been at the forefront of this sector for over 20 years and has more than 950 franchise businesses operating in over 50 countries world-wide.

Sunil Kapoor, CEO at Signarama UK said: “We are looking for a highly motivated business partner who has the ambition to take full advantage of the already immense opportunities in Leeds and build a sustainable and profitable business that will grow in value and importance in direct correlation with the city itself. This is all about finding the perfect partner, so we are not insisting on previous experience in the sign or graphics world. In fact 95% of our current franchise owners did not have any industry experience; such is the strength of our business model and comprehensive training perfected over the past 20 years around the world.

This is an incredible opportunity to own and build what could become one of the most important Signarama franchises in the UK. We won’t be giving that chance to just anyone!”

A good Franchise in the hands of the right franchisee, can produce incredible results, and offers people the opportunity to run their own business with an inbuilt recipe for success and a support team to train and guide them all the way. All the joys and freedoms of business ownership with dramatically reduced risk. The DTI tells us that around 80% of new independent businesses fail within the first couple of years, whereas with a successful franchise model more than 90% are still profitable and going strong after 5! Best of all, it’s hard to think of a business in Leeds that isn’t going to need signage advice and brand creation, as they all jostle for position as this massive inward investment continues to bring opportunity to the city.

The fortunate new owner of the Leeds franchise will receive help finding a suitable location and store design as well as an industry leading five-week training programme including two weeks at the world headquarters in Florida.  This is followed in the UK by a week with an experienced mentor franchisee and two weeks in the franchise owner’s chosen location.