FASTSIGNS® International Inc., a global leader in the visual communications industry, recently relocated its UK head office from Chesterfield to Stafford and announced John Davies as the new UK Managing Director.
Davies, 44, has an extensive background in business development, gained during a twenty year career working within franchising, retailing, manufacturing, construction and consultancy sectors for some of the UK’s leading businesses.
On his new appointment, Davies said, ‘FASTSIGNS® has been part of the UK franchise market for almost 25 years, during which time it has built a reputation as an experienced, ethical franchisor, offering a successful and sustainable business model to potential business owners in the UK. The most recent NatWest and British Franchise Association survey has revealed that confidence and financial returns on the UK franchise market are at record levels and I’m looking forward to not only supporting our existing network, but also to harnessing that confidence, growing the brand and bringing the FASTSIGNS franchise to a wider UK audience.’
FASTSIGNS® International, Inc.’s CEO Catherine Monson said, ‘We’re very pleased to have John on board and to have relocated the head office to Stafford. The new central location will enable us to support to the existing UK FASTSIGNS® centres and give us space to grow. We’re delighted to announce we will also be creating new jobs as we find our feet in our new location.’
A ribbon cutting was held at the company’s new offices to mark the occasion with guests including FASTSIGNS® International’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Drue Townsend.