Apollo Blinds has an opportunity in Bristol :
• Window blinds franchise business established for 10 years
• Current franchise due to retire
• Store based business
• Franchise territory covers Bristol
• Turnover £150,000 with £40,000 gross profit
The current franchisee is looking to retire and this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to run their own thriving business selling and installing quality, made-to-measure window blinds, shutters and awnings in an established area with good brand awareness and repeat customers.
This is currently a showroom-based business based in Willsbridge (6 miles from Bristol City centre) and there is a rolling one-year rent agreement at £450 PCM (no VAT). Complete flexibility exists as the franchise can also be run as a mobile business – as it isn’t reliant on any passing trade.
All point of sale material and collection books are also included to enable home consultations.
Currently, a fitter is sub-contracted to install the blinds but as all training and support are given from Head Office, should you wish to sell and fit which would maximise revenue potentials.
About Apollo Blinds
We are a rapidly growing franchise network that is part of the Hunter Douglas Group, which is the world’s largest window blinds company. This means we have access to the widest range of window fittings in the UK and lead the way when it comes to innovative, high-quality products that can be installed in a wide variety of spaces, from straightforward living room windows to trickier roof lights.
We were founded in 1972 and the franchise model has been developed and refined over a number of years. We now have more than 50 franchises – including both mobile businesses and showrooms.
We have the widest collection of window blind coverings in the UK and we’re renowned for the quality of our flagship Vertical, Roller, Venetian, Pleated, Roman and Conservatory blinds and Shutters.
Our most popular are blinds that other companies simply don’t have, such as Elegance blinds, Twilight blinds and our best-selling energy-saving Duette blinds – which have an innovative honeycomb construction that enables the blinds to retain heat during winter and provide shade during summer.
Entry level to Apollo Blinds
Most new franchisees opt for a mobile business because it provides them with a cost-effective entry point to capitalise on our renowned brand, which has a reputation for providing high-quality window coverings at excellent value for money and with fantastic customer service.
Many of Apollo’s franchisees with mobile operations later open showrooms once they’ve developed their businesses. Some franchisees even operate showrooms in multiple territories.
Alongside being able to build on our reputable brand, Apollo Blinds franchisees benefit from:
• Using Apollo Blinds’ range of expertly created marketing and branding collateral, including our stunning collection books to support product demonstrations
• Becoming part of a network of franchisees who are willing to share knowledge and advice
• The competitive trade prices we receive as part of the Hunter Douglas Group
• Access to a range of detailed yet accessible documentation, including training guides and operating manuals
• Bespoke training tailored to suit the specific needs of a growing business
What Apollo Blinds is looking for
Our ideal franchisee is passionate and dedicated to developing their business and providing excellent customer service. They make good use of the training and support we offer and aren’t afraid to ask for help from our expert teams when and where they need it.
They become the preferred retailer of window coverings in their area by showcasing products with confidence and communicating well with a variety of customers, representing the Apollo Blinds brand in a professional and friendly manner.
Even if they don’t have the DIY skills needed to install our products yet, they’ll be willing to develop them through their training.
If your profile matches that of our ideal franchisee, we’d love to hear from you – get in touch to start your Apollo Blinds journey.
Apollo Blinds at glance
• Year established: 1972
• Number of outlets in the UK: 51
• bfa (British Franchise Association) status: Associate Member
• Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Website: www.apolloblindsfranchise.co.uk