Just Shutters specialises in providing plantation shutters across the UK, for domestic homes and business properties
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Just Shutters specialises in providing plantation shutters for windows, to enhance the style of homes and businesses. The company creates bespoke shutter solutions in wooden and louvered options, tailored for different types of properties and windows.
As its products have become an increasingly popular trend in the UK home and design market, the franchise has grown and thrived in recent years, making it an attractive business option for many potential franchise owners.
Just Shutters was founded and is based in Bournemouth, in England.
There are currently several franchises available all across the UK. To find out more about specific geographical locations and franchises for sale, click the enquiry button on this page and the Just Shutters team will provide you with a detailed breakdown of specific territories and costs.
Prices vary according to the size and location of the specific market territory, but a franchise with Just Shutters starts at a minimum investment of £25,000 plus VAT.
Funding may be available from third party sources, including most major high street banks, if you are interested in starting a franchise with Just Shutters.
You do not need any prior experience in fitting shutters or the window industry, as the business is primarily run on a management basis. Though the business is based around window products, franchise owners tend not to install shutters themselves usually, although training and background information is provided, so that you have awareness and understanding into all the processes.
However, it can be advantageous to have a keen interest in architecture and design, as well as an eye for detail, as you will often need to engage with customers’ own ideas for shutter installations, and you may need to provide professional input.
To be a successful franchisee, it can also be useful to have some background in running a retail operation or business, and to understand how to develop good interpersonal relationships with customers, as the role will involve extensive time interacting with a diverse range of clients.
A Just Shutters franchise is primarily a home and van-based business, as services are provided on location, at clients’ homes or businesses. This allows franchise owners the flexibility to run the general administration and management of the business from a home office, giving owners greater flexibility to build the business around family or other commitments.
Just Shutters provides a comprehensive support package, to help franchisees achieve their full potential. Franchisees first undergo a full training programme at the brand’s franchise training centre and main showroom at its headquarters in Bournemouth. This is then followed by continued onsite mentoring and a tailored business development package.
Franchise owners are also allocated a dedicated sales manager, who will work with each franchise to help them realise their individual objectives.
Following training, franchise owners are also supported through a bespoke marketing programme, including a large-scale marketing campaign to promote the launch of the business.
You will also receive continued ongoing guidance, with support from Just Shutters’ dedicated marketing team, and proven campaigns, designed to maximise awareness of the brand in your market territory.
The franchise fee provides owners will all training, materials and support required to run the business successfully. You will receive a complete sales pack, including uniforms, tools and manuals, as well as a personalised web page tailored to your local territory, to help promote the business to your market. You will also have access to Just Shutters’ own branded vehicles.
Franchisees are also given access to Just Shutters’ cloud-based business management programme, with integrated tools designed to simplify the administrative workflow and reduce the amount of time needed to carry out essential tasks.
The fee also covers the cost of ongoing support and development, including administrative help from the Just Shutters head office team, who take care of general activities such as appointment booking and call handling for customer queries, as well as guidance on accounting, and legal issues.
The brand also provides franchisees with regular events to help network with other existing and more experienced franchisees and peers, and seminars or training courses to help continue your business development, as you establish your franchise and are ready to grow further.
A business with Just Shutters is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a varied and diverse career, and who enjoys providing great customer service, as well as the chance to interact with people on a regular basis. Though it can be run as a home-based business, it offers franchisees plenty of opportunity to meet a wide range of customers, each after different requirements.
As a franchisee your role will involve meeting potential clients and understanding their individual needs in order to be able to provide the most appealing solution for them.
While the core market for the business is primarily B2C, there is also scope and potential for franchise owners to take the product to a B2B market, and many successful franchisees have expanded their services to corporate customers of varying sizes. With the appeal of plantation-style shutters continuing to grow across the market, there is fantastic potential for franchisees to develop this into a successful and thriving business in a short space of time.
To find out more information about how to open your own franchise with Just Shutters get in touch using the enquiry form found on this page.
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