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Recognition Express Special Feature
Recognition Express provides an exceptional supported self-employment business opportunity where you will be working for yourself, but never by yourself.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAward Winner
  • UK Years Established39 years
  • Current UK Coverage40%
  • Franchisee Support Staff10
  • Personal Investment Req.£15,000
  • Total Startup Cost£35,000
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
Next Steps

Supported Self-Employment with Recognition Express

Working for yourself – not by yourself

Supported self-employment with Recognition Express

"With a Recognition Express franchise, you have the freedom to take the business in whatever direction you see fit. The corporate recognition marketplace offers a lot of scope, and franchisees are 100 per cent in charge of making their own destiny. You have complete autonomy, but you are buoyed-up by the franchisor’s support and guidance."
Graham Marshall, Recognition Express Essex

A thriving industry

If you want to make inroads to a prosperous industry, take a look at franchise opportunities in the corporate recognition arena. It is now worth more than £3billion per year in the UK.

Recognition Express is the UK’s leading franchisor and provider in this sector, offering a comprehensive range spanning personalised name badges, signage, corporate gifts branded clothing and more.

With over 30 years’ experience and a thriving network of around 50 franchises, the brand offers an excellent proposition for would-be business. Bespoke training and support offered by Recognition Express are the envy of the franchise industry. Centrally designed, managed and implemented direct marketing programmes form the backbone of the company’s marketing systems and are augmented by high quality collateral, marketing tools and ongoing training designed to drive business growth, customer contact and brand awareness.

In Business for yourself, not by yourself

"Quarterly meetings with Nigel Toplis are hugely valuable in helping me to focus my business in the right direction. He is a great sounding board for new ideas and opportunities. Recognition Express is providing me with the base on which I can build a successful franchise and achieve my personal and business goals."
Stuart Fisher, Recognition Express Harrow

Purchasing power

As a large, well-established network, Recognition Express has considerable purchasing power. This enables franchisees to offer competitively priced products whilst still making a significant profit. Many items are held in stock at a central UK warehouse ready for immediate despatch, so Franchise Owners can personalise goods for customer orders on-demand.

With a Recognition Express franchise you make the decisions. They are there to help, but you call the shots.

"When you go into a franchise, you need to be sure it’s a business you can trust, with a proven track record. With Recognition Express you will have ongoing support from a team with unheralded experience in franchising, utilising proven business skills and marketing processes that have made Recognition Express successful for over 30 years."
Nigel Toplis, Managing Director, Recognition Express

"I have always found Recognition Express to be a model franchise. It is an outstanding example of a company which takes ethical franchising seriously. The benefits are shared by Recognition Express, its franchisees and its customers. And that is why it is successful."
Sir Bernard Ingham, British Franchise Association past President

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What Our Franchisees Say

The ongoing support from the franchisor is very comprehensive. Good initiatives and brochures are widely available to help you promote the business. New ideas and promotions are always changing to keep pace with the marketplace. It's this approach of constantly reassessing the marketplace that helps us maintain our position.Kevin Andrews, Recognition Express Taunton


Having been away from the workplace for 18 years, I was apprehensive about starting my own business. The support I have received from Recognition Express has been exceptional. The business is going extremely well and the economic climate has not affected my business at all. In fact, people are very aware of the need to promote the business and keep their name out there.Jan Chidley, Recognition Express Hull and East Riding


Why Choose Us

Experienced Franchisor

Centralised Marketing Programmes

BFA Award Winner

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