Apollo Blinds is a rapidly growing franchise network that is part of the Hunter Douglas Group, the world’s largest window blinds company. Founded in 1972, the franchise model has been developed and refined and now has more than 50 active fanchise areas.
Proudly part of the Hunter Douglas Group, Apollo Blinds has a firmly established heritage founded in innovation, market-leading products and consistent customer satisfaction.
Apollo Blinds doesn’t yet have full UK coverage, it is currently generating leads through its website that it can’t service. They are keen to get more people to become franchisees to meet consumer demand right across the UK.
Apollo Blinds has experienced strong trading conditions, despite national lockdowns and other restrictions since March 2020 - because there has been a huge consumer appetite for home improvement. There is strong demand for quality, made-to-measure window blinds, shutters, awnings and curtains that are installed by experts.
No two days are ever the same – which is why everyone says Apollo Blinds is such an exciting and fulfilling business opportunity.
Quite simply, Apollo Blinds have the widest collection of window blinds and plantation shutters in the industry, and they are very proud of the fact that they have the perfect solutions for every room in every home across the UK.
That means the focus of your day will revolve around helping customers to find exactly the right window blinds for them and then installing the blinds so that they are very happy with the products and service from Apollo Blinds.
New franchisees can get very busy very quickly, but most-successful franchisees have learned the importance of taking a little bit of time to plan their days effectively. For example, they plan sales appointments and installations in the same area on the same day to reduce costs and travel time and to increase productivity and profitability.
The Apollo Blinds Franchise model is based on manufacturing and supplying window coverings to franchisees – so quite simply, it is only successful if its franchisees are successful. That’s why its team are dedicated to supporting every franchisee to reach their potential.
Apollo Blinds has introduced new ways to join their network with options to suit a range of circumstances. The new payment options reflect the different financial circumstances of people joining the network. It’s based on varying deposit levels, lower upfront investment and longer terms to spread the investment of becoming part of Apollo Blinds
To become a Apollo Blinds Franchisee the franchise fee is just £16,000+VAT (funding available). The initial upfront investment can be from £10,000+VAT.
As a franchisee you will be provided with all the business and marketing collateral that you will need to get your Apollo Blinds Franchise off to a flying start, including an enticing full product range sample and collection kit to inspire your customers.
You will be selling the best window blinds, awnings and shutters available on the market – all of which will be presented as stunning displays, which you can use to your advantage.
If you have a suitable business vehicle, Apollo blinds will provide it with eye-catching and attractive Apollo Blinds livery to ensure that your window blinds business is at the forefront of potential customers’ thoughts whenever you are out and about.
Apollo Blinds’ ideal franchisee is passionate and dedicated to developing their window blinds business and providing excellent customer service. They make good use of the training and support and aren’t afraid to ask for help from its 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 the products yet, they’ll be willing to develop them through training.
If your profile matches that of Apollo Blinds’ ideal franchisee, they’d love to hear from you!
A franchise was the perfect platform for me because I have access to products that none of my competitors have. This has allowed me to achieve high order values because I’m selling and installing high-quality products. I simply couldn’t have afforded to go it alone and set up my own blinds business from scratch.Peter Stephen from Apollo Blinds Newcastle & Tyneside
I chose Apollo for its wide range of quality products and support structure. I have access to some products that none of my local competitors have. The business is as profitable as you want it to be. I am now making a better living than I ever have, and the best thing is that I can choose how much work I take on.. It may not make me a millionaire, but I have a great work–life balance.Andrew Micklewhite from Apollo Blinds Cardiff
No two days have ever been the same in the 24 years I have been with Apollo Blinds, and that is why I’m still as passionate about it as I was when I first started. The best part of what I do is helping my customers to find the right blinds for them. I love going into customers’ houses and making recommendations and then seeing the thrill on their faces when their blinds are installed.Amanda Hannan from Apollo Blinds Glasgow Shawlands
A four-day dedicated induction training programme
lots of more-practical support
A team of skilled experts are available to provide one-to-one support every step of the way in building your business.