We are delighted to present for sale this well established Fast Signs franchise for sale in the Liverpool and Wirral area.

The Current owners started this business 20 years ago and now employ 4 skilled members of staff of varying ages. The owners are looking to retire, so this is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to come in and build on the strong foundations left by the current franchisees. The business has grown steadily over the years and has a good reputation in the area. A mixture of ongoing work and referrals will give you as the in-coming franchise a fantastic start.

Working from a modern light-industrial unit of some 3,000 sq ft. and supporting local businesses in a territory that extends to both sides of the river Mersey, your role as the franchisee will be to manage the team and the business.

Fast Signs has clear systems and processes that enable franchisees to develop and grow with dedicated support in all aspects of the business from the team at head office.

No prior experience in the signage industry is required so if you have the motivation and communication skills to run a great business why not give us a call to find out more?

An excellent opportunity has arisen to purchase an established well known, Domiciliary Care Business based in South Yorkshire.

With a reputation for delivering excellent support and care to the local community, and generating turn over in excess of £2 million year on year, this business is an excellent buy for a dedicated new franchisee to take forward.

The business boasts a mix of private and local authority contracts, and currently delivers around 2,200 hours of care per week with plenty of room for growth. As the population in the UK is growing and people are living longer more and more people want to continue living independently in their own home with support when required from a professional quality care provider.

This is a management franchise and as the franchisee you would be responsible for the day to day running and development of the business.

Working with the Care Manager and the team at head office your remit would be to increase the scope of services offered through the business and to continue developing relationships with the local authority to enhance the delivery of a 3-year Framework agreement agreed with them.

The company is just starting year 2 of the 3 years, Framework Agreement with an option to extend by a further 2 years. In addition, there is a clear move to providing community support to people with dementia and mental health issues. Both areas are identified to receive additional government funding over the coming years, providing further growth areas to be developed.

The business operates from offices close to the town centre so transport links and free parking make it accessible for staff and customers alike.

The owner has other businesses within the group and wants to release this one to allow focus in other areas.

If you have leadership skills and are good at managing the expectations of others, this could be a great opportunity for you.

If you’re looking to buy an established business for sale in Harrogate, then this is an ideal opportunity for you. This business has been operating for nearly 20 years and was opened as a new centre by the current owner.

Having grown steadily over the years, the centre has a highly skilled team in place, meaning the new owner can focus on continued business growth and development, building on the solid foundations left by the existing franchisee.

There are numerous advantages to becoming a franchisee:

• High earnings from day one
• 100% UK based company and support centre
• No sign industry experience required
• Full Training & ongoing support
• Monday – Friday Working hours
• Your share of 1000’s of sales enquiries we generate on your behalf
• Buying power as the UK’s largest sign company

Clear systems and high-quality standards will allow a new franchisee to step straight into the role. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of a dedicated support team from Signs Express Franchise Support Centre covering all aspects of the business.

Due to its central location, this business would suit those based, or looking to relocate to Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton, Knaresborough and other areas in North Yorkshire.

There remains tremendous scope to utilise the trading history, full potential of the assets and the territory, along with assistance from our Franchise Support Centre, to grow the already extensive customer base.

This Stagecoach business has been trading for over 20 years and has maintained steady growth. Now boasting a turnover in excess of £115,000. This business is an excellent investment and boasts a strong reputation across the local area. Offering fun and engaging singing, drama and dance classes for children aged between 4 and 18. This business currently operates at a number of schools and the territory is ripe for expansion following significant investment from head office and a refreshed marketing strategy. There is capacity within the existing business to expand as well as the option to increase revenue through holiday workshops.

Stagecoach offers a fantastic opportunity to run your own business. Offering a flexible career with the backing of an internationally recognised brand. As a Stagecoach Principal, you are not permitted to teach. You are responsible for the safety, care and creative learning of your students. You will be required to attend every session and will be responsible for the overall standards and creative content within your schools. As well as the management of your team of teachers ensuring the delivery of fun and engaging singing, dance and drama classes. Other roles include marketing the business, planning the lesson and term structure, classroom management and child protection.

The school is currently being managed and run by Stagecoach Education Services Limited and therefore available to purchase to a potential franchisee. Offering a new owner the chance to purchase this fantastic business and continue to change the lives of young people through the performing arts.


Established in 2017, by the current franchisee these three Millie’s Cookies now have a combined turnover in excess of £350,000. With retail units located in three prominent shopping centres in the North West, as well as development agreements in place to open further stores within the territory.  The current franchisee focuses mainly on overseeing the three stores, having established good relationships with highly competent staff members and managers.

Britons are a nation of biscuit lovers, with the volume sales of biscuits rising in the past year. The everyday treat segment is worth an estimated £432 million, with Brits increasingly looking for an indulgent treat. This cluster of Millie’s Cookies stores offers a fantastic opportunity to become a part of this lucrative sector.

The main role of the current franchisee is to oversee the businesses, liaising with the area operations manager, dealing with the bookkeeping as well as liaising with the accountant. The current franchisee has developed an excellent team of staff, as a result, there is no longer a requirement for a significant ‘hands-on’ approach. However, in order to facilitate the generation of substantial profit, this business would benefit from a new franchisee who wishes to take a more active role within the business.

All three of these Millie’s Cookies stores are set in prominent locations within the territory. Situated within well-known shopping centres along with many other well-known high street stores. As a result of this, the stores benefit from excellent passing trade. The excellent location of these stores along with the established and well-known Millie’s Cookies brand make this a fantastic opportunity.

These businesses are available as the current franchisee would like to concentrate on another investment opportunity. Providing a new owner with the chance to purchase this excellent cluster of Millie’s Cookies businesses, with fantastic potential to grow this operation and greatly increase profit margins.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Established in 2010 this excellent Esquires Coffee shop boasts a fantastic turnover in excess of £370,000. Having grown consistently since opening this business ranks highly for sales and transaction numbers within the group of Esquires Coffee shops. Operating from a prime location at the heart of a North Yorkshire town, situated below the main parking facilities of a large shopping centre. This business benefits from high footfall, with over 100 thousand people visiting on average per week, peaking at 140 thousand during August and December.

The UK coffee industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the retail industry over the last 10 years. With a fantastic turnover of £8.9bn, 82% of consumers visit a coffee shop on a weekly basis. This business provides an excellent opportunity to become a part of this thriving industry.

This Esquires Coffee benefits from being the only branded coffee house within the shopping centre. Boasting an established customer base. This store benefits from regular repeat business from the local community, as well as the tourist trade in the area. The location of this store also makes it an ideal place for business meetings.

In 2015 this store underwent a substantial refit, which gives the shop a fresh, modern and welcoming appearance. This coupled with a change in the food and beverage offering has lead to an increase in sales and average spend. Having successfully grown the business the current owners are now looking to sell in order to pursue another business venture. Providing an incoming franchisee the opportunity to benefit from this successful business whilst continuing to push the business forward.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

This cluster of Gymophobics gyms is made up of 3 gyms and 2 salons, located in East Yorkshire. The first gym has been established in the area since 2007. The franchisees then opened a further two gyms within the territory, one in 2012 and another in 2016. All three gyms are now well established and successful.

The UK Health and Fitness sector had an estimated revenue of £3.1bn in 2017. The sector has seen huge growth in recent years and this looks set to continue. Gymophobics is providing a unique fitness programme across the UK. With over 45 centres and more than 200,000 women benefitting from the programme.

The first gym is currently relocating within the city centre, which has a population of over 600,000 people. It is estimated that membership may increase by 25% once the move is completed. Benefitting from parking as well as being easily accessible by bus. With a current turnover in excess of  £170,000 and continual growth in membership which now sits between 450-500 people. This gym is one of the biggest Gymophobics in the UK boasting a double circuit area, a large coffee and relaxation area as well as a hair and beauty salon.

The second gym established in 2012, is situated in a thriving market town within the territory. This gym has parking facilities and is excellently placed for the users to walk or cycle there. With a single circuit area, coffee shop and beauty salon, this gym has become a part of the community. With a turnover in excess of £120,000 and a growing membership which now stands at 350 members.

The third gym in this cluster was established in 2016 and is situated in a busy town centre within the territory. Boasting car parking facilities this gym caters for ladies in the surrounding villages. The membership has already grown to 250 members in the short time the gym has been open, with membership expected to rise to 300-350 members.

With health and fitness becoming more prominent in the UK, this cluster of gyms provides a new owner with the opportunity to acquire these fantastic businesses. These gyms are on the market due to the current owners relocating, they are continuing to support the Gymophobics brand by opening further gyms once relocated.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

This established business was acquired by the current franchisee in 2003. With a turnover in excess of £190,000, this successful business shows potential. The excellent territory is still maturing and includes two prospering towns. With over 15,000 detached and  43,000 semi-detached homes in the territory. The business is run from a small office and purpose-built storage facility in the heart of the territory, meaning easy access to the surrounding territory.

There are over 20 million gardens in the UK. GreenThumb is the first choice for over 1 million customers, performing millions of treatments every year nationwide. This year-round business provides an excellent opportunity to become a part of the largest lawn care franchise in the UK. GreenThumb has an established presence in the area and this business boasts exceptionally loyal customers. Many of whom have been customers for over 10 years.

This management business currently employs a team of staff.  The franchisee is expected to manage a team and drive the business forward. Experience in the Garden sector is relatively unimportant, however, sales and marketing experience is vital as well as a strong business acumen.

Originally purchased as a resale with approximately 1000 customers, the current owner built up the customer base to circa. 3000 and then sold a section of the territory along with approximately 1000 customers. There is excellent potential for future growth from both existing and new customers. The success of the Refer a Friend campaign show that growth can be achieved without the need for significant marketing investment.

This successful business is on the market as the current owners are planning their retirement. Providing the opportunity for a new owner to take over, build on the solid foundations and continue to grow the business.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

FASTSIGNS Yorkshire boasts cutting-edge technology, with excellent business relationships and turnover in excess of £500,000. Established in 2005 this business operates from premium premises in an outstanding location, in the centre of a large market town. Supplying groundbreaking signage and visual communications solutions.

This business is an excellent opportunity to become a part of an industry that is estimated to be worth over half a billion pounds. The FASTSIGNS network expands over 9 countries, with over 660 centres.

Operating as a management business, currently employing a team of staff, all of whom have excellent knowledge and experience in the sign making/design industry. The main role of the franchisee is to oversee the business and drive it forward.

The premises is 2,409 sq. feet and benefits from parking bays for customers, with a recently refurbished reception area and new external signage. The current owners have invested in the latest equipment and technology giving them an excellent advantage over many other sign makers. As a result, this business has an excellent reputation and established business relationships with many high-end clients, having served them for many years.

The current franchisee is selling in order to pursue new business ventures. Providing a new owner with the opportunity to acquire a solid business.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

This fantastic Esquires Coffee Shop is located in the heart of the Lake District. With an excellent reputation amongst locals, this business benefits from substantial repeat business from the local community as well as attracting year-round tourist trade. Established in 2009, Esquires operates from a highly sought after high street location, with ample on-street parking. Situated within a University village this business caters for everyone, attracting students, tourists as well as members of the local community.

The UK coffee industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the retail industry over the last 10 years. With a fantastic turnover of £8.9bn, 82% of consumers visit a coffee shop on a weekly basis. This Esquires Coffee provides an excellent opportunity to become a part of this thriving industry.

This business opens 7 days a week and has the potential to open into the night as well as holding licenses for alcohol and live music. The excellent location means this business is great for hosting meetings and events, which is an added bonus on top of the already excellent sales during normal opening hours.

After a recent refurbishment and a change in food and drink offering this store saw a huge increase in sales. The current franchisee is now ready to move on and is selling in order to concentrate on another business venture. This successful and profitable business is in an excellent position as well as offering excellent potential for growth. There is room for expansion within the property, coupled with an increase in unexplored marketing areas this business has the potential deliver an outstanding profit.

This information is taken from a prospectus of sale. Further information can be provided upon the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.