About Us

Our History

Assisting Entrepreneurs to Achieve Their Dreams

There’s a lot of satisfaction that comes from running a business that helps other businesses grow their sales. That’s what our brands are all about... offering complete branding solutions that include everything from signs, displays, uniforms, custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional products.

Business Franchise Group is the franchisor for the Speedy Signs and EmbroidMe brands. We began in New Zealand with our pilot Speedy Signs store in Penrose, Auckland in 1998 and started franchising two years later. Since then Speedy Signs has expanded to a further 26 locations across the country.

In 2006, with the explosion in the branded apparel industry, we did the same thing with EmbroidMe and there are currently 15 locations in New Zealand. 

Grant & Sarah Archibald opening Speedy Signs' pilot store. 1998
Grant & Sarah Archibald opening Speedy Signs' pilot store. 1998
Locally Owned & Operated

We are a locally owned company and we plan on staying that way. Our success has been contributed to by the collective effort of great business owners plus a support team that devotes themselves to superior service and excellence. 

Business Franchise Group Support Team
Business Franchise Group Support Team

Our Team

Grant Archibald - Managing Director

Grant Archibald

Managing Director
Sarah Archibald - Franchise Development Manager

Sarah Archibald

Franchise Development Manager
Shane Marshall - Operations Advisor

Shane Marshall

Operations Advisor

Peter Smythe

Operations Advisor

Morgan Jamieson

Marketing Coordinator

Eleanor D'Sylva

Office Manager
Matt McGregor - Consultant

Matt McGregor

Mark Lovegrove

Mark Lovegrove

Business Coach

Franchisee Satisfaction

Every three years our franchise owners participate in an independent satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Relationships Institute.

The survey uses several measures of satisfaction important to franchise owners.

Our Franchise Owners
Our Franchise Owners
All Franchises (Aus/NZ)
Speedy Signs' Franchise Satisfaction Survey

*Results from Speedy Signs' franchisee satisfaction survey (2020).

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Our Brand Values

Our reputation has been built over many years from everyone's hard work and commitment to a series of values.

  • We operate legally, honestly and fairly
  • We embrace innovation and a growth mindset
  • We do what it takes to keep our customers happy
  • We collaborate and treat each other's success as our own
  • We make good decisions quickly
  • We use two-way conversation to promote trust and clarity
BFG Values

Your Success Story Starts Here!

With our award winning framework, systems and support, our franchisees enjoy huge success which has been recognised on a national scale. Take a look at our brands and see it for yourselves.