Throughout the recent crisis and into the uncertainty of the future, FASTSIGNS is making it very clear to its customers that whatever the situation, or whatever the need, they have a sign for it.

FASTSIGNS showed recently how they had gone to extraordinary lengths to support their franchisees during the COVID-19 pandemic. By bringing their extensive network together, providing clear communication, and pooling their expertise and experience, the FASTSIGNS franchise was able to ensure it was in a position of strength to face whatever was to come.

However, it was not just this unbeatable level of support which allowed the franchise to thrive, but the strength of the business model itself.  For a franchise like FASTSIGNS, whose success is founded on innovation and adaptability, there was also opportunity amidst the ongoing crisis. An opportunity to use their innovative technology and state-of-the-art signage techniques to meet changing demand head-on and stay at the forefront of the market.

There is always a need for clear, effective signage, even during times of economic downturn. The COVID-19 crisis is the perfect example of where demand can actually increase for companies like FASTSIGNS. As businesses and their customers come to terms with the new realities of a post-pandemic world, the need for information and the means to effectively communicate it is higher than ever before. FASTSIGNS was among the first to help customers adapt to the “new normal” and to do everything it could to support them through these challenging times.

Whilst FASTSIGNS was able to provide signage solutions across a great number of industries, certain sectors have especially benefitted from their expertise. FASTSIGNS Manchester’s recent work with the Science & Industry Museum is the perfect example of this. As the museum prepared to re-open, the Manchester team was able to provide the extensive signage they needed to not only be compliant with new regulations but also to help visitors feel confident about returning.

FASTSIGNS’ cutting-edge technology and design know-how mean it can create a product which exactly meets a customer’s needs, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach. Always using specific signage techniques to suit different situations, is an important factor in how the franchise has bridged the gap between value and the concerns of cost-conscious customers. By providing the museum with innovative signage to aid in wayfinding, flow of traffic and COVID-safety, the FASTSIGNS team contributed hugely to helping the museum return to some kind of normality in a structured and managed way.

The franchise has been very proud to support a great number of industries in recent months, such as manufacturing, waste management, public sector services and food supply chains. Many FASTSIGNS branches have been exceptionally busy in producing new window displays for shops and retail outlets, helping them prepare to re-open or relaunch. The hospitality and tourism sectors have benefited from the FASTSIGNS expertise, with the introduction of QR coded menus to help reduce contact time in restaurants. In the construction industry, FASTSIGNS has produced a number of highly effective vehicle signage to help businesses advertise to those customers who have used their lockdown to think about renovation.

FASTSIGNS recognises it not only works in the community but they can be an important part of the community too, with each franchise doing its bit to help essential services such as healthcare, social services and local authorities adapt their operations. FASTSIGNS Peterborough worked closely with John Fisher Catholic High School in preparing them for the children’s return to school. A wide range of signs was needed throughout the school, in order to keep staff and children safe, but the school also required a number of exterior signs for parents and visitors. The team’s expertise and creativity were key in creating a top-of-mind message which would inspire confidence and optimism. It was essential for parents and children to feel safe and be re-assured the school was re-opening in a managed and structured way despite the challenging circumstances.  

By providing a business model which has been tried and tested for more than 35 years, FASTSIGNS not only helps franchisees grow their business but their customers’ too, paving the way for profitable and sustainable growth far into the future.

If you’re ready to join a business designed not only to survive, but to thrive, contact us today to find out more about starting your own FASTSIGNS franchise.