11th January 2018
The new year sees a new man at the top at Countrywide Signs after Justin Pearce was named the estate agency board management company’s new national franchise manager.
Justin brings a background tailor-made for success in his new role, having spent almost 17 years in various roles at Signs Express covering franchisee support, operations, national accounts and more. Most recently, as the franchise manager, he on-boarded new franchisees as they launched their business, providing exceptional support and guidance to network newcomers. He’d also previously run the Norwich franchise for 9 months to truly understand life as a franchisee.
He’s now taken on responsibility for the high-growth Countrywide Signs network, which will make the most of that considerable experience and skill set.
"The signage industry is my niche, I had other opportunities but there was so much about Countrywide Signs that was relevant to my background, it’s a natural fit. It was clear there was a lot of synergy between what I was looking for and the direction the senior team here are looking to take the business in. I’m really excited about the opportunity.
Support is the main thing as far as I’m concerned. I enjoy getting out and seeing franchisees, interacting with the network, so I didn’t want to be office-based all the time with just phone support. Franchisees have financial commitments, they have families, and they’ve put a substantial investment into becoming part of a franchise network. They’re business owners with the stresses and strains of everyday life and as a franchisor it’s our job to support them to be successful."
And even after only starting on 2 January, Justin’s already clear about his goals for the year ahead. He said:
"My focus is on growth, for both individual franchisees and for us as a franchisor. It’s about cementing the right foundations in place on all levels, growing franchisee businesses and giving them the increased value they need for the future when they’re ready to sell."
Justin also takes over management of the brand’s national accounts, including the likes of Purplebricks, emoov and easyProperty alongside a host of high street agencies.
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.
25th September 2017
A special summer continues for Countrywide Signs as new trio launch their businesses.
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.
7th August 2017
A move into the sponsored boards market helped power consecutive record months for franchisees.
25th July 2017
Countrywide Signs has revealed growth of over 85% in the number of jobs passed to its franchisees for May and June compared to 12 months previously.
18th July 2017
Countrywide Signs has announced a new recycling partnership.
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
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