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At Apollo Blinds, we have been providing customers with beautiful blinds and window coverings since 1972. Our franchise network has expanded to 50 franchises, including both mobile businesses and showrooms.
Our range includes the ever-popular Roller, Wooden, Conservatory, Roman and Venetian blinds, as well as innovative products such as energy-saving Duette blinds and incredibly safe cordless blinds. We have access to such a broad range of traditional and modern products because we are part of the Hunter Douglas Group, which is the world’s largest blinds company.
This also means that our franchisees can benefit from very competitive trade prices; so, our franchisees can make great profits and their customers can have high-quality window blinds installed that are excellent value for money.
We have been operating a franchise network for almost 45 years. This has allowed us to tailor and tweak our franchise package to give franchisees the best start in building their new careers, securing appointments and sales soon after their establishment.
Utilising the renowned and reputable Apollo Blinds brand, franchisees can start either mobile businesses (a cost-effective way to enter the window blinds industry) or showrooms. Once the mobile businesses have grown, franchisees typically later open showrooms – perhaps even more than one, expanding into other territories as their businesses grow.
This list isn’t extensive, but the main benefits of opening an Apollo Blinds franchise are as follows:
We have developed a range of training materials and initiatives to support all franchisees in making the best of their businesses.
As a new franchisee, your training will range from enhancing your business development knowledge to providing you with the DIY skills necessary to expertly install window blinds, awnings and shutters in a wide variety of spaces.
This training and the ongoing support you’ll receive are provided by the following dedicated, expert teams:
• A large proportion of your investment in an Apollo Blinds franchise will go straight back into your business: £15,000 of your initial investment of £20,000. This will give you access to all of the previously mentioned benefits and more, from well-designed marketing materials to extensive training and support.
• You’ll also receive our stunning collection books, which are a key part of securing sales through demonstrating our high-quality products to customers.
• A sum of £5,000 from the franchise fee will be allocated to marketing your business. As each area is different, a bespoke campaign will be created for you. This will typically include leaflet distribution, magazine advertising, online advertising and social media advertising. The campaign will introduce your business to the area and quickly start generating enquiries.
• Our franchisees have also told us that they chose Apollo Blinds because it represents such a low-risk investment: all products are made to measure, so your money won’t be tied up in stock. Additionally, all products require deposits from customers, and the balance is collected on installation day.
We are looking for people who have the drive and passion to succeed – with the support of our expert teams and proven franchise model.
If you have the commitment needed to develop your new business, you can quickly become your area’s window blinds provider of choice.
We are also looking for excellent communication skills, the confidence to showcase products and the ability to provide great customer service. If you don’t have the necessary DIY skills, don’t worry – this is all covered within your tailored training programme.
If you have the above skills and are interested in becoming part of our ever-expanding network, get in touch with us today.