FASTSIGNS Signs Master Franchise Agreement to Expand to Spain

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement to expand to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, and Gibraltar.

Chris Kirby, an existing FASTSIGNS franchisee, will develop a minimum of 10 locations, specifically targeting initial development in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Milaga.

Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. told us “Earlier this year we visited Barcelona and Marbella and were immediately impressed with the welcoming business atmosphere and the potential for FASTSIGNS to flourish. Needless to say we are proud to announce Spain and Gibraltar as the latest addition to our aggressive international expansion. Chris has a very strong business acumen that has been proven over and over again, and we’re elated to have him pioneer the brand’s presence across this region.”

Chris Kirby joined FASTSIGNS in 2016 when he acquired an existing center in Boca Raton, Florida. Since then, his business has been recognised as a top-performing center out of nearly 700 FASTSIGNS locations worldwide as a result of increasing sales by 370 percent in the first year. Originally from London, Kirby realized the growing need for signage and visual communications across Spain and Gibraltar and is excited to spearhead the brand’s international growth in these markets.

FASTSIGNS has experienced explosive international growth in 2018, including opening 24 locations in the U.S. and Canada, one in Chile, and two in Australia. FASTSIGNS is continuing to seek qualified candidates to grow its international footprint in markets throughout the world, including Europe, Brazil, Québec, North Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and Latin America.

Kirby will attend the European Master and Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in London from Oct. 23-24 and the International Franchising Show in Valencia, Spain, from Oct. 25-27 to meet with potential franchisees to discuss new center, co-brand and conversion franchise offerings with entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

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