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About Signs Express

Through more than 25 years of sustained growth, Signs Express has developed into the largest sign company in the UK and Ireland - with more centres than any other business in the industry. Signs Express is 'Proud to Franchise'.

Signs Express is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of its customers. Enjoying a national reputation for providing quality products and supreme customer service, Signs Express combines total coverage with local knowledge to offer its clients the most effective sign solutions. Find your local Signs Express.

Sign maker working within the production centre

Sign maker working within the production centre

Vehicle graphics application

Vehicle graphics application

Over 80% of production centres now have their own wide format printer

Over 80% of production centres now have their own wide format printer

Franchisee and staff working within the production unit

Franchisee and staff working within the production unit

Our sign makers can use your artwork or help create designs for you

Our sign makers can use your artwork or help create designs for you

Vehicle graphics application

Vehicle graphics application

From a simple individual sign to an entire sign system, Signs Express can match the requirements of any contract, large or small. Each Signs Express branch is equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed with highly skilled personnel, able to tackle the most demanding jobs effectively and efficiently. And each Signs Express branch has its own custom-designed drive-in bay for the application of top-quality vehicle graphics - a field in which the company is the market leader. Take a look at our products and services pages for our full range of capabilities.

Head Office

As a franchise company, Signs Express Ltd operates from Franchise Headquarters based in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. A team of industry professionals provides ongoing support and advice to the Signs Express franchise network.

Visit our franchise opportunities website for further franchise information or to find out more about the history of the Signs Express franchise.

Signs Express Ltd, Franchise Headquarters, The Old Church, St Matthews Road, Norwich, NR1 1SP. Tel: 0044 (0)1603 625925 Registered in England No. 2375913. VAT No. 918 5518 03

The directors

Signs Express Ltd has four directors, each with their own areas of expertise.

Managing director Craig Brown has a wealth of knowledge within the sign industry. He is a past president of the British Sign & Graphics Association and his skills and experience offer an invaluable asset to the Signs Express network. Craig is also a qualified franchise professional (QFP), a formal recognition awarded by the British Franchise Association for professional knowledge and experience in franchising. 

Sales director Tony Marsh handles franchise recruitment and meets with prospective franchisees to discuss the details of the franchise package and territory areas. Tony has been appointed to the British Franchise Association board and currently resides on the quality and standards committee. 

Operations director Peter Sayles is in charge of operations and HR related matters, assisting the franchise network with the running of their production centres.

Finance director Jonathan Bean is responsible for all financial aspects of the company. Jon offers guidance and support to centres on every area of their company accounts.


Signs Express is a member of the British Signs & Graphics Association (BSGA) and International Sign Association (ISA). Signs Express Ltd is also a full member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and Irish Franchise Association (IFA). 


Signs Express has been recognised for its achievements over a number of years. Most recently in 2013 and 2014 where we were named as finalists in the Franchisor of the Year awards from the British Franchise Association (BFA).  

In addition to our own achievements our franchisees have also been honoured. In 2012 and 2011, Malcolm Lant, franchisee for Gateshead was named as a finalist in the BFA franchisee of the year awards. In 2010, Steve McMurray, franchisee for Falkirk was named as finalist and in 2009, Peterborough franchisees Anne & Dave Hitch were also named as Finalist in the National competition. Signs Express Ltd was also named as a finalist in the Franchisor of the Year category in the same year.

Signs Express is also proud to have been recognised in the BSGA sign industry awards - in excess of 10 finalists positions awarded by the sign association.  

  • British Sign & Graphics Association
  • Sign Industry Awards
  • International Sign Association
  • British Franchise Association
  • Irish Franchise Association
  • Proud to Franchise


  • Vacancies

    View all vacancies within Signs Express

    With a network of over 70 production centres we are always on the look out for experienced sign makers. We may also be looking for sales and marketing positions along with accounts assistants.

Products & Services

  1. Vehicle Graphics
  2. Outdoor Business Signs
  3. Interior Signs
  4. Window Graphics
  5. Exhibition Stands
  6. Promotional Banners
  7. Custom Vinyl Printing, Labels & Stickers
  8. Health and Safety Signs
  9. Christmas Signs
  10. Monthly Offers, Promotions & Sales!
  11. Marketing & Design Agency Service


Recent Projects

  • The BGL Group
    Business Signs
    The BGL Group

    Signs Express (Peterborough) was contacted by Budget Insurance to provide rebrand exterior and interior business signs for three of its premises.

  • Devon County Council
    Local Authority Signs
    Devon County Council

    Signs Express (Exeter) has supplied a number of sign and graphic products to Devon County Council over the years including vehicle graphics, directional signs, DDA compliant signs, health and safety signs and display signage.

  • Wrapping up European Tour
    Vehicle Graphics
    Wrapping up European Tour

    Fox Head European operations in Newcastle turned to Signs Express (Newcastle North) when commissioning a large vehicle wrap for their brand new promotional trailer and motor-home.