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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
A team of skilled experts are available to provide one-to-one support every step of the way in building your business.
A four-day dedicated induction training programme
lots of more-practical support