Recognition Express is a Promotional Product Business. They are a long established (1979) award-winning and strictly a business 2 business franchise specialising in corporate branded merchandise.
Recognition Express supply branded business gifts, promotional products, personalised name badges and a full range of clothing to businesses, schools and organisations in the UK.
This is a 'relationship' business where customer contact and communication is vital to growing and developing the business.
To this end, the business suits a 'people' person who is comfortable communicating at all levels with customers and prospects.
The business can be run from home to save on initial costs though most franchisees do in fact operate out of a small business unit.
Recognition Express is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
This is an excellent franchise opportunity with an established and growing market worth in excess of £3 billion per annum. Recognition Express has been a full member of the bfa since 1980, and is a past winner of the bfa Franchisor of the Year award. They will show you how to maximise the opportunity and minimise the risk.
Plus, their extensive marketing experience in the business to business field.
As a franchise owner you will supply branded products to businesses, schools and organisations in the UK, across a broad range:
Recognition Express will install equipment, directly into your home or business unit. This will assist you with meeting customer orders from day one and you will receive a comprehensive stock package.
Many products are held in stock by RETRADE, their own warehouse and distribution service. This ensures immediate dispatch and to allow you to respond to customers - 'on-demand'.
You will receive all of the following support and much more!..
Recognition Express will provide you with everything you need to ensure a successful start to your Promotional Product Business. Their philosophy is quite simple; "They want the best".
There is no 'ideal' profile. Existing Recognition Express franchise owners come from a variety of backgrounds, all with their own specific skills, including company directors, an airline flight attendant, sales executives and marketing managers.
The initial franchise package includes:
Total package, including their franchise fee is £35,000 plus VAT (VAT reclaimable in your first trading quarter).
A typical bank loan at 70% is just over £24,000 so your investment is £11,000 + VAT. (Note: The percentage may depend on your financial criteria).
"Having now been a Franchise owner with Recognition Express for some 31 years I have seen many changes in the structure of the business. Over the years the network has grown and with it the Franchisor has equally grown adding great expertise in staffing and becoming very adept in seeking out new marketing opportunities for the Franchise and Franchisees to prosper in today’s growing market.
With this impressive structure in place I would have no hesitation in recommending franchising as a solid platform to start a business and Recognition Express to be that way forward." Dennis D’Arcy – Recognition Express, North Scotland
“It’s the best thing we have ever done in 25 years of marriage. Our skills complement each other very well and we have grown the business to such a point that we have more than trebled the business from when we started in 2003.” Stephen and Ciorsden Price – Recognition Express, West Scotland
“You get what you are promised. The training is excellent and afterwards there is always someone on the end of a phone to help you get to grips with everything. Nigel himself still visits me regularly and is particularly helpful at business strategies.” Stuart Fisher, Recognition Express, Harrow
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
BFA Award Winner