Countrywide Signs Franchise

The right place at the right time and Dean Angel unlocked his future with Countrywide Signs ...

31st March 2015

When Dean heard that the Countrywide Signs owner for Dunstable was retiring he jumped at the opportunity to run his own business.

When Dean Angel heard that the Countrywide Signs franchise owner for Dunstable was retiring he jumped at the opportunity to run his own business.

Having trained as an engineer, Dean then spent nine years working as a locksmith. He worked for a large commercial firm doing work for corporate businesses such as Lloyds TSB, but was frustrated with the nationwide travel and not getting the full benefit of the work he was doing.

Countrywide Signs - Dean AngelDean explains how he heard about the opportunity to buy an existing franchise territory:
"The previous franchise owner stored his boards at my in-laws' farm and they passed on the news that he was retiring due to ill-health. He'd been really happy with his business so I knew it was a fantastic opportunity and one not to be missed."

By buying an established business, Dean has the benefit of knowing that it has been run successfully and he's been able to continue the relationships that the previous franchise owner had established.

"I've never run my own business before so I've relied on the support and training provided by the team at head office," Dean says. "I've also been able to shadow other franchise owners to understand how they operate and learn from them. The previous owner has also been extremely helpful and is actually covering the business for me while I take a short break."

However, Dean also has plans to grow the business and is looking forward to meeting with the management team to help him plan his expansion and a marketing strategy.
"I plan to target new areas in the territory, I've spoken to some already and they all seem receptive to working with me and continuing to build the countrywide signs relationship."

Running his own business will also provide Dean with more time to spend with his family. The farm,
where he will continue to store the boards, is also home to his wife's livery business and his eldest son helps out with the farm and will help maintain the boards and posts for Dean.

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Countrywide Signs Franchise

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BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
13 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to business services Business to business services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

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Countrywide Signs are a recognised IS09001 Certificate Company

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This is the perfect franchise for those who are hard working and looking for a business that is reliable and easy to run.

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