The First Sign

Speedy Signs is part of the global Signarama network, and got its start in 1986 when father and son team Roy and Ray Titus opened a location in Farmingdale, New York. After the business success was proven, they decided to open another location in North Palm Beach, Florida. In 1987, Signarama began franchising and has been a prominent force in the sign industry since. Ray Titus (the son) holds the position as the CEO of Signarama and one of his very first employees, Jim Tatem, is now the brand president.

Business Franchise Group (BFG) has a long association with Signarama. In 1997, Managing Director Grant Archibald and his father Roy were looking at franchise opportunities in the U.S. with a view of importing and then developing a franchise system in New Zealand. While Grant was not specifically looking for a sign franchise, he came across Signarama at the International Franchise Expo in Washington, D.C., and later that year secured the master license rights for New Zealand.

Speedy Signs commenced operations in 1998, with their pilot store in Penrose, Auckland. Not having come from the industry it was important that BFG knew the business inside out, so that once they began franchising BFG were able to give support to the franchisees. Once franchising commenced it gained momentum very quickly. Now 20 years later the group operates in 25 locations from Whangarei to Invercargill, making it New Zealand’s largest sign network.

Celebrating 20 years of success! 

2018 marks a very special year for the Speedy Signs brand as they celebrate 20 years in business. Founders, Grant and Sarah Archibald personally congratulated by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on actual 20th anniversary.


Speedy Signs Success

Our brand is the national leader in the signage industry. We’ve received accolades such as:

  • Speedy Signs named New Zealand Supreme Franchisee of the Year
  • New Zealand is the most established master license in the Signarama global network.
  • Speedy Signs has the highest average sales across the global network.
  • Speedy Signs stores consistently ranked in the top 10 of global sales.
  • Speedy Signs has earned industry success being a multiple national sign award winner.

R&D – Leading the Industry

We continually invest in the future of the business through research and development efforts to keep up with technical advances. As technology advances, opportunities open up. For example, customers can now have digital signage options of old or even digital messenger displays that attract customers and deliver content using a futuristic projection that is completely customised. Digital messengers can be looped or interactive to give customers a one of a kind experience.

Call us at 09 577 4223 or fill out our contact form to learn more about how a Speedy Signs franchise may be the perfect business opportunity for you.