30th July 2020
Agency Express has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year accolade at the 2020 ‘bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards‘, which are to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30th.
Founded in Norwich during 1998, Agency Express carry out the erection, maintenance and management of ‘For Sale’ and ‘To Let’ boards for estate agencies throughout the UK. Support and innovation are at the very core of the business.
Agency Express believe that a well-supported network, with a healthy work-life balance breeds happy, successful franchisee.
Ben Brookes, Managing Director, Agency Express shared his thoughts:
"Agency Express are delighted to be announced as a finalist in the 2020 ‘bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards ’. The revered award showcases the UK’s most exceptional franchisors, and achieving a place in the final selection illustrates our ongoing commitment to our franchisees their success and welfare. To be recognised as ‘Franchisor of the Year’ is truly the kitemark of franchise excellence and something every franchise should aspire to.
The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and receiving a nomination in itself is an achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, beating many other franchise systems who also entered."
Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated the board services company:
The vision of the business to increase client growth by 20 per cent, among other objectives, has seen the franchise flourish. Franchisee fleets have grown, and new client companies have grown by 23 per cent in the past 12 months. Furthermore, a recent sole supplier agreement with a leading estate agent has generated an extra 750k for Agency Express franchisees.
Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:
As well as the numbers speaking for themselves, Agency Express has implemented numerous technological advancements to remain ahead, including the Agency Express app, route optimisation services and a direct system integration.
Agency Express will go head-to-head against five other franchise brands for the esteemed ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award in November.
12th March 2020
Agency Express make ESTAS ‘Supplier of the Year’ shortlist for a 7th consecutive year.
7th January 2020
Agency Express are delighted to announce the promotion of Ben Brookes to Managing Director.
I was filled with confidence from the professional way my enquiries were dealt with by the Agency Express Team. The strength of the franchise package, the impressive growth of the business in the last 12 years and over 100 franchisees proves that the model clearly works.Martin Shuker, Agency Express Lancaster
A big factor was the relatively low start-up cost of the Agency Express franchise. However, the clincher for me was the people when I visited head office in Norwich. I felt a connection, everyone was very friendly and helpful but also professional. I thought to myself I could work with these people.Kevin Keeler, Agency Express Cheltenham and Gloucester
I looked at other franchise possibilities but Agency Express appealed to me because of its reputation and the support they offered.Paul Jenkinson, Agency Express North Lakes
A van based business
The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van, complete with Agency Express graphics, SatNav and removable racking