Countrywide Signs | About

Over 20 years of setting industry standards

Countrywide Signs was established in 1998 by a group of highly successful franchisees, led by Tony Williams QFP, who remains the managing director today. 

From the outset, the goal was to create a transparent and ethical business structure where everyone benefits: estate agents, the property seller/buyer/landlord/renter, 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 and quickly became the market leaders, a position we continue to hold today.

By instilling a culture based on exceptional service and a 'nothing is too much' approach, Tony and his team have more than achieved those original aims. We know we're only as good as our last job, and we take pride in working hard to maintain our position in the industry. 


By working closely with our franchisees and clients, and continually investing in improving our systems and local service, we're committed to providing the best value for money sign board management service on the market- now and in the future.

The Senior Team

Tony Williams QFP

Tony's background includes 12 years with his own security company as well as over 20 years as a Countrywide Signs franchisee and managing director. With more than 25 years' experience in franchising, Tony leads the team which supports our network and continually improves the services we provide.



Justin Pearce

Justin uses his vast experience of signage and franchising over the last 26 years to drive the development of the national network, supporting our franchise owners and their local Countrywide Signs businesses. He has several years' experience in senior operational roles, and has also spent time running a pilot franchise himself.

Director & Franchise Development Manager

John Lynch

John came to Countrywide Signs after 12 Years as a director in the photographic industry. Beginning with six successful years as a Countrywide Signs franchisee, John became our national sales manager and subsequently took on the role of master franchisee for the Republic of Ireland.

Master Franchisee for the Republic of Ireland

Environmental Policy


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 Estate Agency 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.

Managing director Tony Williams explains: "Countrywide Signs leads the field in environmental waste and responsibility to legislation. I don't believe there is any other board erecting company making a bigger commitment to its environmental responsibilities.”

Legal Responsibilities


Sign board erecting is potentially one of the most litigious 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.

Ultimately, 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 by taking full responsibility for the management of your sign boards and any resulting legal action.

Copies of documentation are available on request.

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