capital required:
Number of units:
9
investment level:
investment level:
£10,001 ~ £25,000
franchising since:
2011
ROYALTY FEE:
£350/mo.

Shuttercraft


Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

Shuttercraft – Opening the

Window of Opportunity


About Us

Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

Shuttercraft shutters are more than just a window covering. They are the on trend window treatment and have seen an explosion in popularity over the last 5 years and are the fastest growing segment in the window coverings market. Lifestyle orientated but functional and designed meet your customer's needs. Shutters are amazing at controlling light as we as giving your customers much greater control over their privacy. Shutters provide complete privacy when shut, split privacy to let the light in or can be opened completely.

Our experience is gained through many years of best practice distributing and retailing within the wooden plantation shutter and blind industry. Our team is made up of some of UK's best window shutter and venetian blind surveyors and fitters and trainers who will providing you with the confidence and competence to deliver the best solution and product to meet your customers highest expectations.

With the most extensive range in today's market, all Shuttercraft shutters are made-to-measure and designed to ensure customers can create the look they've always wanted, contemporary or traditional. Our plantation shutters are recognised as the premium product within the marketplace.

We exclusively retail S:CRAFT products. S:CRAFT are renown within the wooden shutter and blind industry for providing the highest quality and most extensive product ranges available within the UK. Our S:CRAFT shutters come with up to a 5 years manufacturers warranty and our blinds 1 year, providing the consumer with absolute peace of mind.

A shuttercraft franchise provides you with access to the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality window shutter products and the S:CRAFT PURE Wood range of wood slat venetian blinds.

Training and Support

Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

Franchisees will initially operate from home and be van based. We will train you in all aspects of the business. As sales volumes increase you may decide to move into a commercial unit or small office and employ a window shutter fitter or fitting team.

As a Shuttercraft franchise owner your role is to effectively manage the business on a day to day basis. This includes the sales promotion and business development; quoting for new work; surveying and installing the shuttercraft product range; building relationships with clients, to encourage repeat business; and growing the franchise.

The Shuttercraft franchise package provides all the training and support needed to set-up and run the business locally.

Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

This includes:

  • Two-day induction training at our HQ
  • Teaching you how to assess and price a job correctly
  • Admin systems and procedures to help run your business efficiently
  • Full product range training & customer services support
  • Comprehensive on-the-job product training to enable you to survey and fit shutters professionally
  • Apprenticeship time spent with some of the best shutter surveyors and fitters in the UK
  • Access to shuttercraft’s bespoke online quoting and invoicing software
  • Full marketing support to help build your presence, target prospects, drive sales and achieve referrals
  • Business Development Manager support to help nurture and grow your business


Financial Information

The start-up cost starts from £17,950 exc. VAT plus any working capital you may need. Each franchisee gets a protected geographic area benchmarked against key indicators that ensure the territory is viable.

The set-up costs are relatively low with the potential to generate £64k trading profit in year two, with further potential for those with even higher ambitions.

Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

The start-up costs and support package is listed below:

  • Territory Demographics
  • Trade Mark
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Operating Manual
  • Induction Training
  • Initial Support
  • Business Launch
  • Business Stationery
  • Leaflets etc.
  • Demonstration Equipment
  • Corporate Clothing
  • Website
  • Your own SEO'd website
  • Franchise Package (payable to the franchisor)
  • Van deposit – lease
  • Vehicle Logo & Tel numbers
  • Equipment
  • Laptop & Printer
  • Broadband
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Sundry Tools
  • Legal advice
  • Induction training expenses

The main high street banks are able to help with the financing of the franchise, subject to status.

Who's Ideal for Us

Shuttercraft | A Window Blind Franchise

To succeed with Shuttercraft you need an eye for detail and a passion for excellent service. You must be a people person with good empathy towards clients as well as having the inherent potential to become a quality craftsman. Additional skills such as training, sales or marketing would also be an asset but shuttercraft have all the expertise in house to provide franchisees with the support they need.

Shuttercraft offer a high quality product range, which requires the highest levels of service so you will also need to have the passion to deliver this level of service. On a practical note you will need to have the aptitude for measuring and installing window shutters and although you will receive comprehensive training you will need to be at least a proficient DIYer.

Territories/Locations

A limited number of areas are available across the UK


 

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