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Date Updated: 04-July-2017

Recognition Express UK Franchise

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Recognition Express is an award-winning B2B franchise which specialises in corporate branded merchandise.

British Franchise AssociationOur franchisees build and maintain relationships through customer contact and communication so as to grow and develop the business. The franchise can be run from home to save on initial costs though most franchisees do in fact operate out of a small business unit. Franchise owners receive full training and on-going business support which allows them to create the work/life balance that suits them.

Recognition Express is a Full member of the British Franchise Association.

How much does a Recognition Express franchise cost?

The total cost of the franchise is £35,000 + VAT* of which your minimum personal investment is £11,000.

Banks can often lend up to 70% funding depending upon your financial history

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Create the work/life balance you want with Recognition Express

If you are looking to be in business for yourself but not by yourself, look no further than Recognition Express.

Established in 1979, we are one of the leading franchise businesses in the UK market and a past winner of the coveted bfa “Franchisor of the Year” coveted award.

Recognition Express franchise business opportunity corporate productsOur success is found in the fact that we are the market leader for corporate recognition and promotional products; providing businesses, schools and organisations with branded promotional products, personalised badges, awards and plaques and a full range of clothing – from branded work wear to school uniforms to leisurewear.

The market is huge with an established and robust UK market, estimated at over £3 billion per annum. We are currently seeking individuals to join our thriving franchise network. Interested in finding out more?

To find out more, request our FREE and non-obligatory franchise prospectus here.

What does a Recognition Express franchise cost?

Total package, including our franchise fee - £35,000 plus vat (vat reclaimable in your first trading quarter).

A typical bank will lend up to 70% so you can get a loan of £24,500, so your investment is only £11,000 + VAT*.

*(Note: the percentage may depend of your financial criteria).

What do I get for my investment?

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    • 3 Weeks Training
    • Centralised Marketing Launch Programme
    • Appointment Generating System
    • Contact Management System
    • Own Web Site
    • Marketing collateral
    • 250 Recognition Express Product Catalogues
    • Sage Accounting Software
    • Ongoing training; business reviews and network meetings
    • Immediate installation at your home or office

What training and support would I receive?


It’s you who makes the key decisions in your franchise business, but you are not on your own because we are always on hand with help and advice, business planning, financial planning, marketing programmes, training and much more.

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      • Centralised marketing programmes
      • On-going training
      • Financial planning
      • Extensive marketing collateral
      • Regional meetings
      • Monthly newsletter
      • Dedicated extranet for the network
      • Help and advice lines
      • Franchisee websites
      • Annual Symposium

As part of the largest franchise network of its’ type in the UK you benefit from our considerable purchasing power. We get the very best products from the very best suppliers, keeping you one step ahead of the competition.


Recognition Express is renowned for its’ marketing experience and we have a huge range of collateral, programmes and systems to raise to help our Franchise Owners maximise the market opportunity in their local territory.


The training is comprehensive. Your three week training will cover all the key business areas – marketing, sales, finance, business planning, production, products, pricing etc.

To get the full list of what you receive in your franchise package, please click here.

What our franchisees say:

Recognition Express franchise business opportunity corporate products"Having now been a Franchise owner with Recognition Express for some 31 years, 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. 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

Who is Recognition Express looking for?

There is no ideal franchisee profile. Existing Recognition Express franchise owners come from a variety of backgrounds, all with their own specific skills, including company directors, nurses, an airline flight attendant, sales executives and marketing managers.

Recognition Express franchisees are hardworking, ambitious and driven, with good ‘people skills’ – if this sounds like you, then you would be well suited to the ethos of the company.

Interested and want to know more?

By filling in the form below you will be able to receive a copy of the Recognition Express prospectus.

This will provide you with more detailed information on the franchise opportunity and allow you to contact them direct with any questions you may have.

This is FREE and non-obligatory; we never share or sell your personal information.

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