25th September 2017
It’s been a spectacular summer for estate agency board erection and maintenance franchise Countrywide Signs. After reporting an 85% annual leap in national account jobs passed to franchisees in May and June, the season’s celebrations have continued with three new franchise owners joining the nationwide network on 1st August.
Liam Smyth launched his new business in Slough at the same time as Eddie Robertson in Fife and Gary Slevin, who has taken on a resale franchise covering Banbury and surrounding areas.
Liam becomes one of the youngest franchisees in the network. At just 25 years old, the former retail manager has already demonstrated a decidedly mature outlook when it comes to his business.
"As part of my research, I rang 150 estate agents and asked them how their current service was. The average score was six out of 10, so I knew there was a lot of room for improvement! They already knew the brand and were pleased to hear Countrywide is coming to the area."
Previously looking after the local online operation for a major supermarket, Liam says there’s a natural fit with his new business:
"It’s all about customer service, a multi-van business, managing people. I know I can serve customers to the highest of standards, I’ve been doing it for the last seven years, so I know I can take that and succeed in this sector.
That’s the stage I want to get to, expanding into more vans and bringing in a team. The Countrywide model is designed for me to do just that."
Countrywide Signs director, Martin Attwood QFP, said:
"This is the perfect way to cap what’s been a special summer. It’s great to welcome three ambitious new faces to the network and we look forward to supporting them in making a big success of their new ventures."
9th August 2018
Countrywide Signs is proud to announce that former Bury St Edmunds franchise owner Sue Jamil has been engaged to handle all new franchisee training.
11th January 2018
Justin Pearce was named Countrywide Signs new national franchise manager.
5th December 2017
Countrywide Signs has welcomed two new franchisees to its flourishing network, one taking over a resale and the other swapping South Africa for south Wales!
13th November 2017
Countrywide Signs continues apace with news that six more nationwide estate agencies have signed exclusive deals.
24th August 2017
Collaboration has brought big rewards for three Countrywide Signs franchisees after they teamed up to claim over 60 new clients when a competitor suddenly ceased trading.
This is the perfect franchise for those who are hard working and looking for a business that is reliable and easy to run.Anthony Williams
I would highly recommend a Countrywide Signs franchise to anyone who enjoys working outdoors and wants to be the master of their own destiny.Martin Attwood
Countrywide Signs operate a centralised invoicing and payment system, allowing you to focus on the importants stuff
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