Norwich based Agency Express is pleased to announce their recent achievement of finalists and winner of the Bronze award in the bfa HSBC franchisor of the Year Awards. The award ceremony was held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on 4th July and celebrates the outstanding practice and achievements of the UK’s leading franchisors.
Agency Express now in their 15th year of business are the UK’s largest nationwide ‘For Sale’ board company providing 40% of all estate agent board services in the UK. They provide daily board erection and management services to estate agents across the UK and Ireland. Highly commended in the awards was Agency Express’ bespoke online estate agent board management system SignMaster3 which allows fuel saving and stock control and its head offices manage all invoicing and credit control, taking pressure off its franchisees.
The business has seen a turnover increase of over 34% in the year to April on the back of strong innovation - including the creation of the influential Agency Express Property Activity Index which is widely used as one of the earliest indicators of the state of the housing market in the UK.
Commenting on their success, Stephen Watson, Founder & Managing Director of Agency Express said: “The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards is revered for recognising the UK most outstanding franchisors. With over 900 different franchising brands within the UK, to be a finalist and to achieve the Bronze Winner award is a great honour. We have never entered this award before, as we have always felt we can further develop our business and achieve more for our franchisees. Within the last 12 months we have achieved not only expediential growth but also dedicated vast amounts of effort and reinvestment into the support structure provided to our 106 franchisees. This award goes a long way in recognising those advancements and successes.”