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Apollo Blinds

Apollo Blinds works hard to ensure its franchisees get the support they need to achieve business growth.

Minimum Investment

£ 5000

Annual Fees

£ 0

Full Investment

£ 25000

Additional Funding Support

n/a

Franchise Industry

Home Furnishers

Estimated Annual Profits

Yr 1 £39,000, Yr 2 £45,000, Yr3 £57,000

Apollo Blinds is the biggest blinds franchise network in the UK, with more than 50 franchisees selling and installing high-quality, made-to-measure blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings.

Founded in 1972, Apollo Blinds has built up an impressive franchise business – and while other sectors are struggling right now, it has enjoyed four successive years of record growth and consistently high demand. It has blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings that inspire and delight homeowners. Its collections are extensive, giving unparalleled choice in everything from traditional favourites to the latest trends. Plus, its franchisees deliver fantastic customer service, generating a plethora of positive reviews. It is also renowned for its innovations, such as energy-saving Duette® blinds[PK1], smart blinds that can be operated via home automation systems, screw-free Intu® blinds. It never stops improving its products, and the same applies to its proven franchise model.

An Apollo Blinds franchise: a unique window of opportunity

The Apollo Blinds franchise model gives motivated people the opportunity to create businesses without many of the difficulties of starting from scratch – establishing a reputation, positioning the business in a market, developing a brand and so on. The upfront investment is low, and you can start your business on a mobile basis. You won’t need to hold valuable stock or create your own marketing materials, so you can focus your energy on connecting with customers and selling and installing our premium-quality blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings. And (the part you might be most interested in!) you can expect a healthy return on your investment from day one, thanks to its solid business model.

Happy franchisees, healthy growth

Apollo Blinds works hard to ensure its franchisees get the support they need to achieve business growth. Recently, it won Work Buzz’s Continuous Improvement Award and received a five-star franchisee satisfaction rating. Because you’re running your own business, you can set appointment times around your existing personal commitments and achieve a better work–life balance – you can finally make those school plays and doctor’s appointments.

If you know nothing about blinds…

Franchisees join Apollo Blinds from a wide range of different fields – so it provides each franchisee with a customised training plan that matches their DIY skills, product knowledge and business experience. After the initial training, you will receive ongoing training and support in whatever areas you need – product information, business growth, installation techniques, marketing, etc.

What you’ll do

Our franchisees are focused on growing their businesses by offering a professional, knowledgeable and friendly service in their local areas. This starts with the home consultation, where you’ll advise on the best products, fabrics and finishes for the customer’s specific needs. Once we’ve manufactured their order, you’ll return to the customer’s home to install their fabulous new window covering. Alongside these day-to-day activities, you’ll also engage in marketing activity with the support of Apollo Blinds’ expert marketing team and extensive suite of promotional materials. You’ll monitor responses to these activities, as well as keep a close eye on your flourishing business’s finances.

Testimonials

Stuart is the first to admit he fell into Apollo Blinds, having previously been a personal trainer and also a project manager in the exhibition industry. During lockdown, he started working for his friend who owned the franchise for Wokingham – within a couple of years, he had bought out his friend. He says it’s the best thing he’s ever done.

Stuart, Apollo Blinds Wokingham

Jo has an accomplished background in statistical analysis but has always had a keen interest in home interiors. She came across Apollo Blinds after one of her friends bought a franchise, and she says that the flexibility to work around family commitments is what really appeals to her.

Jo, Apollo Blinds West Sussex

Bobby says that the power of the Apollo Blinds brand was the reason he and business partner Grant joined the network. Like Grant, Bobby has decades of experience in the blinds industry and knew that Apollo Blinds is synonymous with quality window covering products. He recognised that a franchise would be the shortcut to running a successful business.

Bobby, Apollo Blinds Edinburgh

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