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Marla Custom Blinds

The perfect fit…

Are you looking for an owner operator business opportunity that’s a little different?

  • A business with low start-up costs and minimal overheads
  • Multiple target markets; domestic, commercial and contract
  • Set your hours and work from your home office
  • MADE IN BRITAIN – 90% of the products really are!
  • bfa accredited with bank funding available*
  • Invest your energy in building an asset for your future


About Us

Marla Custom Blinds have been manufacturing and fitting stunning made-to-measure blinds since 1995. 90% of our blinds are made in our Fareham factory by our own skilled craftsmen and every blind comes with the Marla Custom Blinds 5 Year guarantee on materials and workmanship.

From design to installation we’re focused on the highest quality of customer service – and this has led to year on year growth since we set up in 1995. Our wide product range – from blinds to awnings and shutters – complement the décor of any home and at prices that will definitely come as a pleasant surprise. We’re typically 60% less expensive than major brands…


A different approach!

With Marla Custom Blinds your local business will be a leader in the market place, supplying and fitting the widest range of tailor made blinds, awnings and shutters. The majority of products can be supplied very quickly because they are made specifically to order right here in Britain.

Customers love that!


Targeting success

This UK industry sector is worth in excess of £1billion and we will fully guide you in targeting the most lucrative parts of the residential, commercial and contract markets.

Martin Froud - Founder


The Financials…

The initial investment required to set up your Marla Custom Blinds business is £19,500 + VAT.
Up to 50% of your total investment can be financed, subject to status.

The breakdown:
This sum is invested wisely in the following ways to ensure the best possible start for your business and to firmly establish your new franchise business.

£9,000 is the cost of the franchise which provides you with everything you need to start and operate your business, including product samples, branded clothing, tools, equipment, individually tailored initial training plus a 5 year renewable franchisee licence.

£10,500 is allocated exclusively to marketing your business in it’s first year to generate new business and establish the business in your area, quickly and without undue pressure.

Following your initial investment to establish your business the Marla management service fee is a very reasonable 4.5% of sales.

As a bfa accredited franchise opportunity, Marla Custom Blinds do not profit from your initial investment and every penny is spent on you and your business. (a full cost breakdown can be provided)

We will help guide you in building a business with minimal overheads that could generate annual sales of over £300K per annum. Employ a team and develop your Marla Custom Blinds business into a multi van management franchise.


The business model

Over the past four years Marla Custom Blinds have worked with some of the franchise industries top consultants to refine a comprehensive package to provide our franchisees with the highest chance of success.

The business model includes
systems and support for:

  • Business planning
  • Raising finance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Accounts and finance
  • Administration


Our blinds, your vision

This is an opportunity to set up a franchise business that has everything going for it. Exceptional quality products, decades of experience for support and a finely tuned business plan that gets you up and running with confidence.

It’s a franchise that will allow you to operate with flexibility and enthusiasm and to take the rewards that come with it. So why not change your life, starting today...

In summary:

  • Investment £19.5K + VAT (Bank funding available*)
  • Working capital dependent on your objectives
  • Low 4.5% management service fee
  • You will need a keen attention to detail and excellent people skills
  • And a desire to build an asset for your future

What are you waiting for?!

Steve, a former engineering project manager, relocated to take on our pilot territory in East Devon in 2011.


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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