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Agency Express Franchise

Agency Express is the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services. Van-based franchise. 2023 BFA HSBC Franchisor of the Year.

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At a Glance

Established: 1998

UK Presence: 113 franchisees

Average start up cost: £27,500

Min personal contribution: £14,250

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

Franchise Info

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Success starts in the driver's seat!

Established in 1998, Agency Express is not just any board service provider– it's a multi-award-winning powerhouse dedicated to providing a nationwide professional board service to both corporate and independent estate agencies.

Imagine being part of a network with over 100 incredibly successful franchise operators! Agency Express dominates the UK market, proudly erecting and servicing over 60% of all estate agency boards. But that's not all – their market share is continually increasing!

Unaffected by the property market's ups and downs, Agency Express stands tall, and its success is truly remarkable. Picture this: every working day, franchisees orchestrate over 5,000 board movements, conducting a staggering 100,000 property visits monthly.

Recognised as a leader in the industry, Agency Express franchisees enjoy the benefits of a nationally acclaimed brand, a stellar reputation, a comprehensive franchise package, and unwavering support. As a multi-award-winning franchise, and BFA Franchisor of the Year Agency Express have truly mastered the art of success.

Ready to dive into this exciting opportunity? The unique Agency Express franchise package, requiring an investment of £27,500 plus fully claimable VAT, is meticulously crafted to launch your business into immediate action.

Agency Express offers unparalleled rates of success, with excellent greenfield and resale opportunities available.

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Agency Express benefits

  • A low-cost, low-overhead business
  • Excellent earning potential
  • Comprehensive training & ongoing support
  • Valuable national & corporate accounts
  • Industry leading technology
  • Multiple revenue streams
  • Accounts, business development and operational support
  • Minimal administration
A list of what you are provided with when joining Agency Express as a franchisee

Supported every step of the way

Rest assured, Agency Express franchisees are accompanied every step of the way. The dedicated head office team is just a phone call or email away, ready to provide assistance and guidance whenever needed.

Our exclusive SignMaster3 online board ordering system is designed to streamline your administrative tasks, minimising the workload on your end. Additionally, our centralised accounts department is here to handle all invoicing matters on your behalf. Your success is our priority, and we're committed to making your journey with Agency Express as smooth and supported as possible.

The ideal Agency Express franchisee

As a van-based business, Agency Express looking for franchisees who are hands-on, motivated, and energetic.

You do not need previous experience or business qualifications, Our training programme will fully prepare you for running your own business.

You will be allocated an exclusive territory in which you operate. This will provide you with the optimum chance of reaping high rewards and while yor motivation, and energy will be the driving forces behind the rewards you reap.

Time to share in the success

A list of the awards Agency Express has won

Ben Brookes Agency Express

Interested in Agency Express?

Contact Ben Brookes

Managing Director - For insight into Agency Express opportunity

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Agency Express Franchise Resales

Success Stories

Success Story
Taking control of his future with Agency Express franchise

Richard Jones became an Agency Express Franchisee during the 2020 COVID pandemic. Previously a manager within transport optimisation departments for logistics companies, Richard decided that it was time to take control of his future and fixed his sights on owning a franchise business.

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Success Story
Finding Dymonds in the COVID Economy

Following a diverse career ranging from a Business Analyst for a FTSE 250 company to a local courier driver, Paul was ready for a new challenge and set his sights on becoming his own boss. He like many others, Paul had begun his journey in to franchising when the COVID-19 lockdown began, but confident in his decision to buy a franchise business and undeterred he continued on his path.

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Success Story
Interview: "The Agency Express training program is well-structured and very helpful."

Following a 15-year career in the supply and maintenance of fitness equipment, Bert decided that it was time for a new challenge and a change in his work-life balance. An opportunity to purchase his local established Agency Express franchise from the exisiting franchisee became available and Bert seized his chance! Learn how Agency Express' training support has helped Bert hit the ground running in his franchise!

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Success Story
Interview: Agency Express gave me flexibility and security for my family!

The ability to provide flexibility and security for her young family was what drew Gemma Vettranio, a Human Resources manager for 15 years, into becoming an Agency Express franchisee. Learn about her complete change of career direction as an opportunity to venture into franchising presented itself, and how she has never looked back!

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Success Story
Agency Express gave John Burke the opportunity to become his own boss!

John Burke has run a successful Agency Express franchise since 2004. Previous to this he had worked for 15 years as a long-distance lorry driver, which meant spending long hours away from home. This was the driving factor in wanting to change his career and become his own boss.

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Success Story
Agency Express was the change of direction Neil Chapman needed!

Neil Chapman became an Agency Express franchisee in November 2012. Previously a Hackney Proprietor based in Oldham, Neil was ready for a new challenge and a change of direction. Being self employed for many years Neil knew of the uncertainties that starting a new business could bring. This is why a franchise opportunity appealed to him, because of the high levels of support and the increased rates of success.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Ben Brookes, Managing Director, Agency Express

Since starting his Agency Express journey, Ben Brookes has helped to grow the company to over 110 franchisees.   In this article, Ben talks about why the need for a single solution for the thousands of for sale and to let boards erected daily, led to the formation of Agency Express in 1998.  And why franchising was the preferred choice for expanding the service nationwide. Ben also talks about the company’s successes and achievements to date, as well as overcoming the recent challenges of Covid-19, and ultimately why Agency Express is one of the leading franchises in the UK today. 

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Agency Express wins Franchisor of the Year - Gold in the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards

Agency Express, the largest provider of professional estate agency board services in the UK has won the Franchisor of the Year – Gold award at the 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards. Commenting on their win managing director Ben Brookes said: “To win this award means absolutely everything to us. The culmination of the tireless hard work from the Agency Express network and HQ team, we are truly overwhelmed to be recognised by the BFA as the best in the business.”

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Agency Express ranked top 50 in the prestigious Elite Franchise 100

Agency Express are delighted to announce that we have once again been recognised as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities, raking within the Top 50 of the Elite Franchise Top 100.

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Agency Express make ESTAS 'Supplier of the Year' shortlist for a 7th consecutive year

Agency Express are delighted to announce that they have once again been shortlisted in the ESTAS estate agency ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards.

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Agency Express announce new Managing Director appointment

Agency Express, the UK’s largest provider of professional estate agency board services are delighted to announce the promotion of Ben Brookes, Director of Franchising to Managing Director and equity shareholder in Agency Express Ltd. Agency Express founder Stephen Watson will now assume the position of Chairman, alongside his continued role as a board member of the British Franchise Association.

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Agency Express wins a supplier award at the 2019 ESTAS

Agency Express are delighted to announce that they have once again been recognised for their outstanding customer service to clients, by the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry.  The ESTAS determines the best suppliers in the industry based purely on feedback from estate and letting agents who are asked a series of questions about the service they have received. 

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Agency Express make ESTAS shortlist for the 6th consecutive year

After several months of collecting customer votes we are thrilled to announce that Agency Express has for a sixth consecutive year been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by The ESTAS, the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry.

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