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British Fastsigns wins big in the USA

British Fastsigns wins big in the USA
Fastsigns UK has been recognised for its achievements at the franchise giant’s annual Fastsigns International Convention, held in Dallas Texas, USA.

Themed, ‘Building Your Future’, the multi-day overseas ceremony celebrated the success of the global franchise network. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend peer-to-peer panels and share best practice in a series of training sessions throughout the course of the event. This followed on from the annual UK Convention, which was held at St George’s Park, Staffordshire, last year.

Over 900 Fastsigns franchisees and centre team members attended the International Convention, representing 760 centre locations across the US, UK and other international locations.

Fastsigns Global CEO Catherine Monson hosted the star-studded evening, joined by a series of motivational speakers, including National Football League (NFL) players Emmitt Smith and Trent Shelton, as well as authors Scott Greenberg and Scott Bornstein.

Eight centre locations from Fastsigns UK took home award wins from the US ceremony. A highlight included Fastsigns Maidstone, which won UK Project of the Year for its work with e-commerce expert, Must Have Ideas.

The Maidstone sign centre won the same category at the UK Convention, and was recognised for its comprehensive large-scale project which comprised a 22-metre-long illuminated building sign, loading bay signs and over 300 linear metres of window graphics.

Fastsigns Crawley, which was crowned the title of Franchisee of the Year in the 2021 UK ceremony, also won the Customer Solution Award for a project with Chichester College Group.

On arriving back from the USA, John Davies, Managing Director at Fastsigns UK, said: “As a global network of signage experts, being able to get together and share ideas – as well as each other’s success – is so important to everyone at Fastsigns. It’s been a turbulent couple of years for businesses across the globe and I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved here in the UK, as well as across the world as a network.

“I’m thrilled by the achievements of all of our franchises, however, a special mention must be made to a couple of centres that consistently perform well – and these past 12 months have been no different.”

“Muhannad and the team at Fastsigns Maidstone have impressed us all with the solutions they provided for Must Have Ideas. From start to finish, it required a lot of customer consultation and breadth of industry knowledge and practical skill to complete it to such a high standard.

“Equally, Fastsigns Crawley – which has been a franchise for over 20 years – completed an exceptional project with Chichester College group, which resulted in a totally custom set of signage.

“Of course, we were pleased with the outstanding effort of all our sales teams and this was reflected at our own UK awards ceremony last year. It was fantastic for the high-achievers at our Leeds and Manchester centres to also be recognised on a global scale at the International Convention.”

The main award wins from the Fastsigns International Convention 2022 were:

Fastsigns LeedsCEO Circle International (Andy Simpson and Chris Simpson)

Highest Overall Sales Growth

Highest Volume Centre

Fastsigns Manchester  – Highest Overall Sales Growth (Richard Wedgewood and Nick Ratcliffe)

Pinnacle Club Award – International

Franchisee Advisory Council Award (Richard Wedgewood)

Fastsigns CrawleyCustomer Solution Award Winner (Melanie and Jose Martinez, and Alan White)

Fastsigns MaidstoneUK Project of the Year (Muhannad Ziyadah)

Fastsigns HullCentral Marketing Fund (Andy Dearman)

Fastsigns KingstonCentral Marketing Fund Pinnacle Club Award – International

Fastsigns HammersmithFranchise Agreement Renewal (Friederike and Simon Slee)

Fastsigns Birmingham25th Anniversary Award 

The UK Fastsigns network currently comprises 25 franchises across the country. Fastsigns offers a range of ways to join the franchise network including, new centre launches, co-brand and conversion opportunities.

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