Our Story

Our Story

1998 - The beginning of the journey

Franchisors, Grant & Sarah Archibald, along with eldest son, open Speedy Signs' pilot store in Penrose, Auckland.

Building the business from the ground up, Grant and Sarah ran the Penrose store for two and a half years. “Not having come from the industry it was important that we knew the business inside out so that once franchising began, we were able to give support to our valued franchisees,” says Grant.

1999 - Exhibited at franchise show.

2000 - Started franchising

East Tamaki, Manukau, Albany, Newton & Christchurch Central opened.   

2001 - A busy year, with 5 new locations.

Hamilton, Wellington Central, Riccarton, Downtown & Newmarket opened. Digital printing added to standard equipment.   

2002 - Opened Takapuna, Dunedin & Hutt Valley

2003 - Group turnover reach $5 million

2005 - Speedy Signs opens in Whangarei

2006 - Group turnover reached $10 million

2007 - Opened Rotorua, Nelson & Invercargill

2008 - Speedy Signs Celebrates 10 Years in Business.

Hastings, Palmerston North & New Plymouth opened. 

2011 - Co-brand location trialled at Rotorua

2012 - Speedy Signs rebrand

2013 - Group turnover reach $15 million

2015 - Manukau ranked in the sales top 10 within its international franchise

2016 - Opened Henderson & Queenstown

2017 - Opened Kapiti-Porirua and Tauranga.

Celebrates Signarama Australia's 20th year in business at Coogee Beach, Sydney.

2018 - A year of celebrations

Speedy Signs celebrates 20 years in business. Grant and Sarah Archibald, personally congratulated by Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

Group turnover reached $20 million in annual sales.

Speedy Signs New Plymouth named Supreme Franchisee of the Year!

2019 - Speedy Signs travel to Guangzhou, China

2020 - A team of 52 participate in Round the Bays

East Tamaki, Manukau, Newton, Albany and Christchurch Central celebrate their 20th anniversary.

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