Apollo Blinds, the UK’s biggest window blinds franchise, is set for growth in 2017
Apollo Blinds is currently offering both retail and van-based opportunities for motivated individuals who are keen to run their own successful businesses.
The company’s franchise network has a proven track record, based on many years’ experience of supporting new franchisees to set up and grow their own window blinds businesses, selling and installing Apollo Blinds’ collections of premium, made-to-measure window blinds, shutters and awnings. There is continuing support and ongoing training for existing franchisees.
Apollo Blinds leads the industry with innovative, up-to-date, comprehensive collections. All are high quality products, including wood, roller, venetian, vertical, pleated, Roman and DUETTE blinds, as well as shutters and awnings.
With the launch of the latest roller and vertical collections, Apollo now has the most extensive range of fabrics available in the UK, with more than 1,200 choices across both products.
In the last 12 months alone, Apollo has launched four new collections that are the envy of the industry. In fact, they are so good that Apollo Blinds’ products have recently been featured in The Sunday Times and on Channel 4’s latest home makeover programme, Inside Out Homes.
Apollo Blinds has already outlined plans to launch a further five collections in the first half of 2017 to ensure a place at the cutting edge of both interior design trends and product innovation.
Product training and business support
In order to support new franchisees with product training, selling techniques and how to install products, Apollo Blinds has an extensive initial training programme, backed up with on-the-job support from a technical team. There is also a rolling programme of training and support for new products as they are launched.
Each franchisee is also supported by field and office-based telephone support, as well as monthly visits from an area manager, who acts as a mentor. They offer a range of advice, from effective time management and human resources support to utilising technology to make the business as efficient as possible.
What makes a successful apollo blinds franchisee?
The most successful Apollo Blinds franchisees are those who embrace the values of a trusted brand and understand the importance of delivering great customer service, from the initial enquiry through to post-installation.
Good practices are instilled from day one from a dedicated team, who work closely with the new franchisee to launch their business and start generating customer enquiries.
Apollo Blinds is able to generate sales leads centrally through its main website and micro-sites and with other marketing and advertising support. But the new franchisee also needs to be proactive in marketing their own business, maximising opportunities within their territories by attending local business networking events, advertising with local media and using the power of social media to connect with potential customers.
It’s this successful formula that sets Apollo Blinds apart. Indeed, some franchisees have owned their businesses for more than 30 years, allowing them to create comfortable lifestyles and even providing opportunities for their children to become part of their businesses. Apollo Blinds is a safe option for anyone who wants to run a thriving franchise business of their own.
The company has both mobile and store-based opportunities available across the UK, but its wish list of areas includes Salisbury, New Milton, Kingston, Cambridge, Guildford, St Albans, Hereford, Oxford, Tonbridge, Shrewsbury, Hemel Hempstead, Chelmsford, Harrogate and Slough.