Franchisees Come First for FASTSIGNS

Leading sign and graphics specialist FASTSIGNS has launched an awards scheme to celebrate and recognise its franchisees' success.

The Awards were presented during the company's 10th annual franchisee meeting, which saw owners of the company's 20 UK centres gather with senior management from the UK and its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA. The first supplier showcase also took place at the meeting.

In total, nine franchisees received awards, which included The Marketing Award, Project of the Year, Sales Improvement, Sales Achievement and Newcomer of the Year. To acknowledge the benefits of effective partnerships, three Supplier of the Year Awards were given out to Ashby Trade Sign Supplies, Metamark and Trade Signs.

Garth Allison, director of franchise sales for FASTSIGNS in the UK, said, '2006 has been a great year for us as we've experienced tremendous growth both in terms of our franchise network and our sales figures. FASTSIGNS already runs internal awards in other countries and we decided that the end-of-year meeting would be the perfect opportunity to thank our franchisees for their efforts in making the company so successful.'

FASTSIGNS supplies an extensive range of signage including indoor and outdoor banners, vehicle graphics and pop-up displays to businesses throughout the UK. This year, the company launched its 20th store.