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The Franchise Magazine:

Countrywide Signs has been franchising the supply, erection and maintenance of ‘For Sale’ signs for 10 years and has a network of 56 franchisees nationwide. Its 2 newest franchisees are Colin Lancaster and Gary Millen, friends who quit their banking careers to become self-employed.

‘As a Business Manager for Lloyds TSB, I was the face of the bank and delegated the workload,’ says Stafford-based Countrywide Signs franchisee Colin Lancaster. ‘Despite not having complete control if anything went wrong with a client’s account I would be held responsible. After 19 years in banking I began looking for a new challenge where I could work for myself and have sole responsibility.

‘I liked the idea of franchising and working with a proven business model because I could spend more time running the business and less time learning the ropes, so I accessed the bank’s franchise database and researched different opportunities. Countrywide Signs has a high rating and excellent track record so I decided to investigate. The low investment and low overheads really appealed and I liked the idea of operating a van franchise from home.’

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