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Apollo Blinds
Run your own van-based Window Blind Installation Franchise with Apollo Blinds. Even if you don't have the DIY skills to install window blinds this could be the perfect opportunity to learn something new.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established48 years
  • Current UK Coverage60%
  • Franchisee Support Staff10
  • Personal Investment Req.£10,000
  • Total Startup Cost£16,000
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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No two days are ever the same – which is why everyone says Apollo Blinds is such an exciting and fulfilling
business opportunity.

Established in 1972, Apollo Blinds is the UK's leading Window Blind Installation Franchise. Proudly part of the Hunter Douglas Group, Apollo Blinds has a firmly established heritage founded in innovation, market-leading products and consistent customer satisfaction.

With more than 50 active franchise area and with the business generating leads that it can't serivce due to the lack of franchisees in that area Apollo Blinds are now looking for new franchisees to cover the rest of 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.

Not two days are the same as an Apollo Blinds Business Owner. As a van-based business you will run your Window Blind Installation Franchise visiting homes and businesses with your wide selection of custom made blinds and helping your customers find exactly the right window blinds for them and then installing the blinds so that they are very happy with the products and service.

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The Apollo Blinds 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.

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.

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Key parts of your ‘average’ day

  • Attending customer appointments
  • Returning to a customer’s home to install window blinds
  • Reviewing marketing activity to understand responses to your advertising
  • Keeping an eye on finances to understand costs of sales, average order value, profit margins, etc.

Most new franchisees opt for a mobile business because it provides them with a cost-effective entry point to capitalise on Apollo Blinds’ renowned brand, which has a reputation for providing high-quality window coverings at excellent value for money and with fantastic customer service.

Some of Apollo Blinds’ franchisees with mobile operations later open showrooms once they’ve developed their businesses. Some franchisees even operate showrooms in multiple territories.

Apollo Blinds franchisees not only benefit from becoming part of an established brand but also benefit from:

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  • Becoming part of a network of franchisees who are willing to share knowledge and advice
  • Training tailored to suit the specific needs of a growing a .
  • Business, product, field, back office and marketing support at every stage of growth
  • Using Apollo Blinds’ range of expertly created marketing and branding collateral
  • The competitive trade prices that Apollo Blinds receives as part of the Hunter Douglas Group
  • Access to a range of detailed yet accessible documentation, including training guides and operating manuals


Support every step of the way

The Apollo Blinds Business 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.

New for 2021 - New payment pathways to join Apollo Blinds

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. 

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Could you run your own Window Blind Installation Franchise?

Apollo Blinds’ ideal franchisee is passionate and dedicated to developing their Window Blind Installation Franchise 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!

Find out more about the Apollo Blinds Business opportunity and running your own successful Window Blind Installation Franchise. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

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

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

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

Why Choose Us

A four-day dedicated induction training programme

A team of skilled experts are available to provide one-to-one support every step of the way in building your business.

lots of more-practical support

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