Apollo Blinds has an opportunity in North Down. The business has been established for four years and it has high levels of customer enquiries (second highest in the Apollo Blinds network). There is strong awareness of the Apollo Blinds brand in Belfast, North Down and Lisburn and the franchisor will re-invest £4,000 to re-launch the business and supply all POS - as well as offering full training and support.
The existing franchisee is leaving the network because of changes in their personal situation and this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to step into an established franchise with strong consumer demand to run their own thriving business selling and installing quality, made-to-measure window blinds, shutters and awnings in an area where Apollo Blinds brand awareness is increasing.
About Apollo Blinds
We are a fast-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 nearly than 60 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.
Apollo Blinds is different to many other blinds businesses because we don’t just offer superior window blinds, we expertly fit them too! Our customer love the complete peace of mind they get that their new made-to-measure window coverings are fitted by experts so they work precisely as they should for years.
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.
This is a mobile showroom business