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Our History

Our History

There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from running a business that helps promote other businesses. That’s what Business Franchise Group is all about… offering complete branding solutions that include everything from signs, displays, uniforms, custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional products. We do them all personally, professional and punctually.

Business Franchise Group is the New Zealand master licence holder for the Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe brands. We began in New Zealand with our pilot Speedy Signs store in Penrose, Auckland in 1998 and started franchising two years later. Since then we have opened more than 20 Speedy Signs locations throughout the country. In 2006, with the explosion in the branded apparel industry, we did the same thing with EmbroidMe and have since opened thirteen stores.

We are a locally owned company and we plan on staying that way. Our success has been contributed to by the collective effort of great business owners plus the local support team that devotes themselves to superior service and excellence.

Speedy Signs (known in the USA as Signarama) was founded in 1986 with a single store in Farmingdale, New York. A short time later another market place in Florida was tested, and in 1987 the first franchise was offered. Since then there have seen tremendous growth within the franchise and it has become the predominate force in the sign industry, building a reputation for exemplary service and high quality products for business.

Founder, Ray Titus, then saw an opportunity in the growing embroidery industry. In April 2000 he opened the first EmbroidMe store in West Palm Beach, Florida, featuring a showroom that combines a wide variety of apparel and promotional items. The store grew continuously over its first year and EmbroidMe now has a strong presence in USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. EmbroidMe has become a brand name people trust for quality branded uniforms and customised speciality products.

There’s a great deal of satisfaction in helping others become business owners. That’s what Business Franchise Group is all about… offering complete franchise solutions.

Business Franchise Group has 20 years franchising experience in New Zealand. We are the franchisor for two major business to business brands; Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe. We are members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and governed by their code of practice and ethics.

Speedy Signs was our first franchise brand with the pilot store being opened in 1998. Speedy Signs is now a well known brand in the sign and display sector and is New Zealand’s largest sign franchise with 25 locations nationwide from Whangarei to Invercargill. EmbroidMe was launched with our pilot store opening in 2006 and specialises in supplying and branding apparel and promotional products. There are 13 locations in NZ.

In 2018 we are launching a new franchise brand called TIC (The Installation Company) to meet the needs of existing sign and display suppliers. TIC will be a nationwide sign installation service that is fully compliant with the latest requirements of workplace safety.

Business Franchise Group is a New Zealand owned franchise company and we plan on staying that way. Our success has been contributed to by the collective effort of great business owners plus the local support team that devotes themselves to superior service and excellence. We invite you to take a look at our brands and see it for yourselves.

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