About Us

Countrywide Signs was born from the splitting up of the national estate agent sign board erection and management franchise ‘Agency Signs‘. In fact Countrywide Signs still own the ‘Agency Signs’ brand. 

Three of the top ‘Agency Signs’ franchisees joined forces to take the remains of the company forwards. Tony, John and Martin invested in creating a new business ‘Countrywide Signs’.  The Directors created a transparent and ethical business structure where everyone benefits; the estate agent’s, the property seller/buyer, the local Countrywide Signs franchisee and the national network as a whole.  The directors invested in cutting edge technology, systemised the business to the highest level (ISO 9001 / British Franchise Association – Full Members) and quickly became the market leaders, a position they continue to hold today.

Countrywide Signs employ the most experienced and ethical advisors to retain their market leading position. Together they work hard continuously investing in improving the nationally managed systems and local service, supporting franchise owners and their teams. Countrywide Signs are committed to providing the best value for money sign board management service on the market, now and into the future.

Countrywide Signs is a unique business in that the management team is made up of the company's most successful franchisees.  Yes you read that correctly, the entire management team is made up of the top performing franchisees, each having built up their own highly successful local Countrywide Signs office.

This puts the business in a very strong position.  The motivation of the Board of Directors is to focus on improving the business for a common goal to remain the market leading estate agent signboard erection and management company.

Now meet the team:

Tony Williams Tony Williams
Managing Director
QFP
An impressive background with 12 years as Managing Director of his own security company as well as 18+ years as a Countrywide Signs Franchisee and now Managing Director with a total of over 24 Years in Franchising. Tony is well equipped to lead the team building and supporting the Countrywide Signs Network.
     
Martin Attwood Martin Attwood
Director
QFP

As a Countrywide Signs Director Martin's role is to drive the development of the national network, supporting our franchise owners and their local Countrywide Signs businesses. 

Before joining the Management Team, Martin was one of Countrywide Signs most successful Franchise Owners with 16 years experience running his own territory.

     
Simon Smith

Simon Smith
National Franchise Manager

 
Simon brings a wealth of experience in sales & marketing, both Nationally and Internationally.  Simon has adapted and developed these skills first as a Countrywide Signs Franchisee before joining the Management Team 11 years ago. He is now involved in leading the National Accounts team and supporting the network of franchise owners.
     
John Lynch John Lynch
Franchise Manager and Master Franchise Owner (Ireland & Northern Ireland)
 
John came to Countrywide Signs from 12 Years as Sales Director in the photographic industry. He began with 6 years as a Countrywide Signs Franchisee before becoming the National Sales Manager and subsequently taking on the role of Master Franchise Owner for Ireland and Northern Ireland.
     
Angela Attwood

Angela Attwood BSc (Hons)
Technical Communications Manager

 
This new post has been created to enhance communications with the franchise owner network via Newsletters, Franchise Manual updates and User Guides plus raising the Countrywide Signs profile with the general public and Estate Agents for the benefit of all in Countrywide Signs. Angela is a highly dedicated and skilled IT specialist with a Bsc (Hons) Degree and brings a wealth of experience built up over the last 16 years helping to run the Countrywide Signs Newmarket territory.
     
Sue Wakefield

Sue Wakefield
Head Office Franchise Manager

 
A vast wealth of experience in overall Office Management/Event Organisation and Marketing over 36 years within diverse industries, to include 26 years in the City of London within the financial sector (banks/investment companies); training as a Dispensing Optician prior to moving to the Newmarket area, joining Countrywide Signs 5 years ago, with progression to becoming Head Office Franchise Manager.
     
Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith
National Accounts Manager

 
Tyler has moved into his role in the National Accounts after several years operating his own multi-van Countrywide Signs territory based around Liecester since 2003. This puts him in the perfect position to represent the Countrywide Signs network to the new breed of online agents with his first hand knowldge of delivering the service leading agents demand.

Countrywide Signs main competitive advantage is the exceptionally high standards that the entire business operates too. Certified standards include ISO 9001 and Full Membership of the British Franchise Association, both of which require deep and thorough regular examination to achieve and maintain.

Countrywide Signs - Standards


The business was structured from the beginning to operate to ISO 9001 quality standards. This attitude towards lean systemisation combined with the industry’s leading online estate agent sign board management system and automated accounting systems has led to an incredibly efficient company.

You are assured of exceptional service too. The nature of a franchise is that all Countrywide Signs local operators are in-turn business owners, a concept that creates passion at a local level. When this is harnessed to such an efficient business system the levels of service and cost reductions received at a local level are unbeatable.

Contact our National Sales Manager Simon Smith to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

We won’t be beaten on price on any directly comparable service.

Countrywide Signs has an established Master Franchise covering the Republic of Ireland. Please select the link below to view the Countrywide Signs Irish Website.

Countrywide Signs Ireland


John Lynch - Master Franchise Owner

Picture of John Lynch"I would say to anyone thinking of becoming a franchise owner this is a fantastic business which gives you time to enjoy life. If you are already a franchise owner and looking at further options becoming a master takes everything to the next level."

John Lynch, Countrywide Signs Master Franchise Owner for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is working to secure the companies market leading status by landing national contracts to drive the network forwards.

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Sign board erecting is potentially one of the most libellous activities an estate agent is involved with. If you do not use a professional fully insured sign board erection company you are leaving your company wide open should a problem arise from one of your signboards.

At the end of the day erecting a wooden post with a colourful plastic sail to a private property, often alongside a public right of way could be seen as a lawyer’s meal ticket!

Countrywide Signs take all that worry away. Fully insured Countrywide Signs take full responsibility for the management of your sign boards and any resulting legal action.

Copies of documentation are available on request.

Other legal information

Countrywide Signs Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales under Registration Number 3594528 whose registered office address is at 74 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DR. The main contact address for Countrtwide Signs Limited is Administration Office, PO Box 163, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9ZR.

At Countrywide Signs we take our responsibility towards minimising our impact upon the environment seriously. Sign boards are made of correx plastic which is non-biodegradable and has a life span of approximately 500 years. Currently around 85% of the millions of boards used each year end up in landfill sites across the country.

To vastly reduce the number of signs ending up in landfill Countrywide Signs has formed a unique partnership with Sold on Recycling Ltd, which provides a nationwide collection and recycling service for sign boards. At Countrywide Signs we believe that this is a significant step forward and are proud to be leading the way for the rest of the sign board industry.

Tony Williams of Countrywide Signs says, "Countrywide Signs intends to lead the field in environmental ,waste and responsibility to legislation, there is no other board erecting company making such a commitment at present”

Countrywide Signs - Sold on Recycling

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About Us


Countrywide Signs are the nation's leading estate agent sign board erection company. Do you require a sign board management service for your estate agency? Your Countrywide Signs local business operator offers the following services:

  • Cost effective, estate agency sign board manufacture and supply
  • Next working day, supply and installation of estate agency sign boards
  • Hassle-free, full stock estate agency sign board management
  • Supply your own estate agency sign boards with our part stock service
  • Our services extend to sign boards for commercial properties and developments

Contact Us

15 Kings Court, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7SG

03 300 100 100

info@countrywidesigns.com

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