capital required:
£5,000
Number of units:
investment level:
investment level:
£10,000 ~ £25,000
franchising since:
ROYALTY FEE:

Apollo Blinds


The Apollo Blinds opportunity

Apollo Blinds has been offering high-quality window blinds and coverings since 1972 and is the UK’s biggest windows blinds franchise network. The 50 franchises are operated by people from all walks of life and include a mixture of established businesses and branches that were new to their areas.

As Apollo Blinds is part of the world’s largest blinds company, the Hunter Douglas Group, it has unparalleled access to the latest trends in window coverings, all of which are presented to customers in inspiring collection books. The group membership also means that franchisees can benefit from the competitive trade prices on offer.

And these trade prices apply to the full range of innovative products, from energy-saving Duette fabrics and cordless safety blinds to coverings for conservatory windows and the exclusive Elegance range. This allows Apollo Blinds franchisees to provide their customers with the exact window coverings they need to make their homes beautiful, all backed by a minimum of a two-year guarantee.

The Apollo Blinds offer

Drawing on more than four decades of franchise experience, Apollo Blinds offers a complete franchise package that gives franchisees the ability to build strong and dependable businesses using the renowned reputation of the brand.

Most franchisees start as mobile businesses, as this represents a cost-effective way to learn about Apollo Blinds while developing their own businesses. Others start with showrooms straight away, or progress to open showrooms after operating as mobile businesses. The firm’s greatest success stories have expanded into additional territories, funded through their excellent business growth.

The key benefits of the Apollo Blinds franchise offering are as follows:

  • Access to a knowledgeable and open network of franchisees
  • Detailed but accessible documentation, such as operating manual
  • Individually tailored training
  • Marketing and branding collateral with proven results
  • Support from expert teams in marketing, business development, DIY and more

Above all, Apollo Blinds franchisees receive consistent and ongoing support at all stages, whether they are just starting out or are seasoned sellers.

Training and support from Apollo Blinds

The team at Apollo Blinds are keenly aware that a franchise business is only as good as its franchisees – which is why the firm is committed to providing each and every one of them with all the training and support they need to make the best of their businesses.

Franchisees can rely on support from the following areas:

  • Head office support – for day-to-day queries, the team based at the manufacturing hub are always on hand
  • Area managers – working alongside franchisees around the UK, the area managers provide strategic growth support
  • Product trainers – members of this expert team work alongside franchisees to improve product knowledge and installation skills, as well as to answer any technical questions
  • Marketing support – Apollo Blinds’ marketing staff have extensive know-how when it comes to targeting customers and launching a blinds business, passing this on to franchisees
  • Peer support – the franchisees in the Apollo Blinds network frequently share both practical and theoretical knowledge in a variety of areas, from product launches to securing appointments

What you can expect from Apollo Blinds

The Apollo Blinds franchise model has been helping franchisees to establish profitable businesses for nearly 45 years, securing their careers into retirement – when the franchises can either be sold or passed on to the next generation.

From the modest investment of £17,000, nearly £12,000 (over 70%) is reinvested straight back into your new business, giving you the best possible start.

As well as benefiting from our tried-and-tested training programme, you’ll receive a suite of marketing materials, including your own website. You’ll also receive our beautiful collection books.

From the franchise fee, marketing the launch of your business will be covered by a budget of £4,000. A custom campaign will be created for your area, including:

  • Leafleting
  • Magazine advertising
  • Online advertising
  • Social media profiles and updates

This tailored campaign will raise awareness of your business and create enquiries from the get-go.

An Apollo Blinds franchise also represents a low-risk investment for the following two key reasons: firstly, all made-to-measure products require deposits from customers, with the balance collected on the installation date. Secondly, franchisees’ money is not tied up in stock, as all products are made to measure. Plus, all products are backed by a minimum of a two-year guarantee, giving customers complete peace of mind.

Is Apollo Blinds right for me?

If you have the desire to build a strong, prosperous business from the ground up, with the support of experienced teams, Apollo Blinds represents an ideal opportunity to enter the valuable window blinds industry.

Becoming your area’s window coverings provider of choice requires a commitment to working on your business and developing your client base, as well as the following key skills:

  • Communicating well with customers
  • Looking at both small details and the big picture
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Showcasing products with confidence

If you don’t have the DIY skills needed to install blinds yet, don’t worry – this will be covered as part of your training.

If the above sounds like you, Apollo Blinds would love to tell you more about its great franchise opportunities.

Upcoming Expos

17th-18th February 2017, ExCeL, London

The Franchise Show 2017

8th–9th September 2017, RDS, Dublin

The Franchise Show Ireland

JUNE 15-17, 2017 | NEW YORK, NY

International Franchise Expo

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