Countrywide Signs Franchise

Craig & Judith Woodhams were looking for a business to grow and provide future security for the family...

10th September 2015

Craig & Judith Woodhams invested in a new Countrywide Signs territory and had ambitious plans to grow the business.

Craig and Judith Woodhams were expecting their first baby and wanted to build their own business to provide future security for their family.  They invested in a new Countrywide Signs territory and had ambitious plans to grow the business over the next few years.

Countrywide Signs - Craig & Judith WoodhamsJudith explained:
"We both worked for a small independent school, Craig as the estates manger and me as a teacher, but we were looking for new opportunities with a desire to run our own business.  Franchising was suggested as an option and we researched the opportunities thoroughly before deciding on Countrywide Signs."

Craig added:
"This opportunity ticked two main boxes for us - it is business-to-business with the ability to develop strong, long term relationships with customers; and we will be able to grow it from the ground up to become a management business. As a result we're also delighted to be starting a new territory from scratch in High Wycombe, which isn't far from our home in Borehamwood."

The couple completed their training at head office and started to focus on business development. They developed a thorough business plan which included dividing the territory into smaller sections that can be developed one-by-one.

Craig said:
"By focusing on one small area at a time, we plan to learn the graft of erecting boards as well as meeting as many estate agents as we can to build business. Our plan is to take on another person in 18 months to two years to help in the area we've developed so we can focus on a new section of the territory."

Judith added:
"We have ambitious growth plans for our business so it's been great to meet other franchisees who are ten years ahead of where we are and running very successful businesses. It gives us the confidence to know the opportunity is there, we just need to work hard to achieve what we want."

Having been through the recruitment and training process, Judith's advice to anyone considering the investment in Countrywide Signs is - take your time and ask questions.

"We immediately felt there was a sense of integrity from everyone we met and their approach to dealing with people matched our own values, which reassured us that it was the right business for us" concluded Judith.

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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

Why Choose Us?

Countrywide Signs operate a centralised invoicing and payment system, allowing you to focus on the importants stuff

What Our Franchisees Say

I would highly recommend a Countrywide Signs franchise to anyone who enjoys working outdoors and wants to be the master of their own destiny.

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