Countrywide Signs was born from the splitting up of the national estate agent sign board erection and management franchise ‘Agency Signs‘. In fact Countrywide Signs still own the ‘Agency Signs’ brand.
Three of the top ‘Agency Signs’ franchisees joined forces to take the remains of the company forwards. Tony, John and Martin invested in creating a new business ‘Countrywide Signs’. The Directors created a transparent and ethical business structure where everyone benefits; the estate agent’s, the property seller/buyer, the local Countrywide Signs franchisee and the national network as a whole. The directors invested in cutting edge technology, systemised the business to the highest level (ISO 9001 / British Franchise Association – Full Members) and quickly became the market leaders, a position they continue to hold today.
Countrywide Signs employ the most experienced and ethical advisors to retain their market leading position. Together they work hard continuously investing in improving the nationally managed systems and local service, supporting franchise owners and their teams. Countrywide Signs are committed to providing the best value for money sign board management service on the market, now and into the future.
Countrywide Signs has an established Master Franchise covering the Republic of Ireland.
John Lynch - Countrywide Signs Ireland
The Countrywide Signs Franchise model was incorporated in Ireland in 2006 and due to the user friendly On-Line Board Management System, customers saw the immediate beneﬁt of outsourcing their signboard requirements to Countrywide Signs Ireland.
The On-Line Board Management System could easily be adapted to the signboard needs of the Irish estate agency, as speciﬁc board sizes diﬀered from the UK market. The development of this advanced system meant we could oﬀer our customers an unique on-line portal system catered for their speciﬁc needs in the Irish market.
Our Franchise Network in Ireland has now grown to include six Franchise Owners operating their coverage service territories with 12 vans and driver operators.
By working closely with UK management team we can bring tested and proven developments to the Irish market, thus further enhancing the services we can oﬀer to our customers. From printing signboards & associated slips to erecting & servicing of boards at properties, we can oﬀer superior on-line systems and cost eﬀectve service that is attractive and tailor-made to suit our customers needs. Backed by a dedicated Network of Franchise Owners who follow the same expected high levels of customer service Countrywide Signs Ireland can oﬀer our customers an uniformed and proven service of board management.
Countrywide Signs is a unique business in that the management team is made up of the company's most successful franchisees. Yes you read that correctly, the entire management team is made up of the top performing franchisees, each having built up their own highly successful local Countrywide Signs office.
This puts the business in a very strong position. The motivation of the Board of Directors is to focus on improving the business for a common goal to remain the market leading estate agent signboard erection and management company.
Meet the team:
|An impressive background with 12 years as Managing Director of his own security company as well as 18+ years as a Countrywide Signs Franchisee and now Managing Director with a total of over 24 Years in Franchising. Tony is well equipped to lead the team building and supporting the Countrywide Signs Network.|
Master Franchise Owner, Ireland
|John came to Countrywide Signs from 12 Years as Sales Director in the photographic industry. He began with 6 years as a Countrywide Signs Franchisee before becoming the National Sales Manager and subsequently taking on the role of Master Franchise Owner for Ireland.|
Countrywide Signs main competitive advantage is the exceptionally high standards that the entire business operates too. Certified standards include ISO 9001 and Full Membership of the British Franchise Association, both of which require deep and thorough regular examination to achieve and maintain.
The business was structured from the beginning to operate to ISO 9001 quality standards. This attitude towards lean systemisation combined with the industry’s leading online estate agent sign board management system and automated accounting systems has led to an incredibly efficient company.
You are assured of exceptional service too. The nature of a franchise is that all Countrywide Signs local operators are in-turn business owners, a concept that creates passion at a local level. When this is harnessed to such an efficient business system the levels of service and cost reductions received at a local level are unbeatable.
Contact our National Sales Manager Simon Smith to discuss your requirements and request a quote.
We won’t be beaten on price on any directly comparable service.
Sign board erecting is potentially one of the most libellous activities an estate agent is involved with. If you do not use a professional fully insured sign board erection company you are leaving your company wide open should a problem arise from one of your signboards.
At the end of the day erecting a wooden post with a colourful plastic sail to a private property, often alongside a public right of way could be seen as a lawyer’s meal ticket!
Countrywide Signs take all that worry away. Fully insured Countrywide Signs take full responsibility for the management of your sign boards and any resulting legal action.
Copies of documentation are available on request.
Other legal information
Countrywide Signs Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales under Registration Number 3594528 whose registered office address is at 74 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DR. The main contact address for Countrtwide Signs Limited is Administration Office, PO Box 163, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9ZR.
At Countrywide Signs we take our responsibility towards minimising our impact upon the environment seriously. Sign boards are made of correx plastic which is non-biodegradable and has a life span of approximately 500 years. Currently around 85% of the millions of boards used each year end up in landfill sites across the country.
To vastly reduce the number of signs ending up in landfill Countrywide Signs has formed a unique partnership with Sold on Recycling Ltd, which provides a nationwide collection and recycling service for sign boards. At Countrywide Signs we believe that this is a significant step forward and are proud to be leading the way for the rest of the sign board industry.
Tony Williams of Countrywide Signs says, "Countrywide Signs intends to lead the field in environmental ,waste and responsibility to legislation, there is no other board erecting company making such a commitment at present”