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Hillarys Blinds - Home Improvement Franchise

Become An Advisor

If you’d love the challenges that come from running your own business but you also want the support of a national company, Hillarys can help.

We’re looking for men and women to join our national network of over 900 self- employed Advisors who visit our customers in their homes, discuss their requirements and help them find the perfect blinds for their needs. Most of our advisors take the customers orders and once the blinds have been made in our modern factories in Nottingham and Washington, Tyne and Wear, return to fit them to perfection. Others are involved in either measuring or fitting.

Becoming a Hillarys advisor is not a franchise opportunity. However it does present you with the chance to run your own business for just a small financial commitment. And you’ll be part of the UK’s leading made-to-measure blinds company with a turnover in excess of £100million.

We'll provide all the training you need to succeed, so you don't need any previous experience of the blinds industry. We’ll also supply you with samples and of course – a product range that’s second to none! You'll also benefit from the support of one of our experienced field sales managers who will work with you to make sure your business is a success. Also, whilst your business is getting established in the first few months you’ll have the support of a head office team dedicated to ensuring your business gets off to a flying start.

All you’ll need to bring is your time, enthusiasm and great communication skills and you’ll need to be prepared to invest in some essential IT to enable you to run your business. We’ll arrange your appointments to fit in with your other commitments and you’ll then sell and fit the blinds on a commission basis.

What Is Expected

Take a look at our checklist below, if you can answer yes to all of the statements below then we would love to hear from you:

  • Do you have a minimum of 15 hours per week to dedicate to your Advisor business?
  • Do you have a full driving license and your own reliable car?
  • Do you either own or rent your own house?
  • Have you got a home PC with Internet connection and a mobile phone?
  • Are you experienced with and do you enjoy basic DIY - do you have the ability and confidence to install blinds in a customer's home?
  • Do you have a clean credit history with no CCJs or other adverse credit history?
  • Have you got somewhere secure where you could store customers' orders before they are fitted?
  • Are you fit and healthy enough to measure and fit blinds (there is some physical work sometimes requiring climbing step ladders)?
  • Are you willing to invest in the advisor tools payment of £1500.00 to include essential IT Equipment, Sales/Measuring tools and branded clothing? This can be paid for either in full or by using the deferred payment scheme offered by the company.
  • Are you willing to attend a five days residential induction and a 2 day follow up course at either Nottingham or Washington?
  • Do you have enough capital or another income to support yourself until your first commission payments come through - usually around a month?


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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