James and Sarah, proud new owners of Speedy Signs Wellington Central

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 TE ARO, Wellington (June 3, 2015) – SPEEDY SIGNS, New Zealand’s largest sign franchise, announces James and Sarah Abaniel are now the new owners of the Wellington Central store on 271 – 277 Willis Street.

Before becoming Speedy Signs franchsiees, the Abaniels had been living and working in Sydney since 2007 after Sarah was relocated by her employer, Reckitt Benckiser, a global FMCG company.  Sarah‘s position was Senior Brand Manager and she worked across a number of brands including Finish, Dettol, and Nurofen. James worked in finance and accounting within Logistics (Toll Holdings) and media (Warner Music and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). They have moved back home to New Zealand, specifically Wellington to be closer to family now that they have young children.

The Abaniel’s believe that Speedy Signs is an appropriate fit for them as their combined skills and background complement each other, allowing them to grow the business and assist clients through outstanding signage and branding solutions.

“We particularly like the idea that Speedy Signs is business-to-business focused and we believe that our skills gained in the corporate world will be a great combination to add value to our customers” says Sarah Abaniel. “Although we’ve only been involved with the franchise for a short time and, are still finding our feet, long term we would like to get the business to a stage where it’s running smoothly and efficiently, opening up more opportunity for business growth.”

Speedy Signs Wellington Central’s store hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and by appointment on Saturday and Sunday in unique circumstances.

With 23 locations nationwide, Speedy Signs is a business model that lends itself to the ideal entrepreneur, with incredible growth potential. Franchisees can grow highly profitable businesses within the support structure of a franchise network receiving ongoing operational and marketing assistance from the Support Office.

For more information on Speedy Signs Wellington Central, contact James and Sarah Abaniel at 04 801 6030, or visit them online at www.speedysigns.co.nz/wellingtoncentral. For franchising information, please call 0508 773 339 or visit www.businessfranchise.co.nz.

About Speedy Signs

Speedy Signs was founded in 1998 with a pilot store in Penrose, Auckland. Fast forward 17 years and the group now operates in 23 locations from Whangarei to Invercargill, making it New Zealand’s largest sign network. Speedy Signs is affiliated with the international brand Signarama who have close to 1,000 locations operating in over 40 countries, making them the largest signage network in the world.

Speedy Signs design, manufacture, and install signs that will help businesses grow faster. Their installation service means they are a one-stop-shop signage provider. This service, partnered with the strength of the national network, means Speedy Signs’ clientele includes both large and small, national and regional businesses and organisations.


More information, contact

Darren Perkins
Marketing Coordinator, Business Franchise Group
P: 09 577 4223

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